These Peanut Butter Buckeye Pretzels are a great treat to add to your baking plans. Easy, no bake, and full of sweet and salty goodness in every bite.
There are certain desserts that I just can’t resist. Pretty much anything chocolate and peanut butter or sweet and salty gets my attention in a hurry. I just can’t say no when those combos are around.
So you know that we have been making these Peanut Butter Balls for years. Our boys request them for every single holiday. And I eat my fair share of them too.
A few years ago I had a brilliant idea to sandwich the buckeyes in between waffle pretzels and then dip the whole thing in chocolate. Yup, best idea ever. They are the perfect little candy to add to any holiday dessert tray.
Most of the time when I make these peanut butter filled pretzels, I just use white and dark chocolate melts. To jazz them up for different holidays, just add some fun holiday sprinkles to the top of the chocolate drizzles before it sets up.
These easy chocolate covered pretzels make the perfect gift too. Fill a cellophane bag or tin with a bunch of them and tie on a gift tag and bow and hand them out to all your friends and family. Or just place them randomly on a tray of cookies and watch everyone reach for them first.
These Floating Marshmallow Snowmen are another one of my favorite things to make for little gifts. A cup with hot chocolate packets and a bag of snowmen is so fun to make and give.
You can make a batch of these peanut butter pretzels in no time at all. You just need homemade peanut butter balls, chocolate melts, and pretzels. Oh, and sprinkles if you want to be fancy.
How to make Peanut Butter Buckeye Pretzels:
- Mix together the butter, peanut butter, marshmallow cream, vanilla, and salt until creamy.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar until a soft dough forms.
- Roll the peanut butter dough into 36 mini balls.
- Press the peanut butter balls between two waffle pretzels.
- Dip the pretzels into melted chocolate and place on wax paper to set up.
- Drizzle the tops of the buckeye pretzels with a contrasting chocolate and let set.
Add different colored sprinkles before the chocolate drizzles set up to customize these sweet and salty treats for any holiday or event. You can even drizzle the white chocolate as “laces” and make these look like footballs for Super Bowl parties.
Other fun and easy candy recipes you may like:
- Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark
- Cookie Dough Truffles
- Cookies and Cream Toffee Bark
- Peppermint Brownie Truffles
- Andes Mint Cookie Dough Truffle Bars
- Peppermint Oreo Bark
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- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons marshmallow cream
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 bag waffle pretzels
- 1 - 10 ounce bag white melting wafers
- 1 - 10 ounce bag dark chocolate melting wafers
- Beat the peanut butter, butter, marshmallow, salt, and vanilla until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Roll into 36 small balls.
- Place a peanut butter ball between 2 pretzels and press together.
- Melt the chocolates according to the package directions. Stir until melted and creamy. Dip each peanut butter filled pretzel in the melted chocolate.
- Use a fork to remove from the chocolate. Tap the excess chocolate off and place the pretzels on waxed paper to set.
- Spoon the extra chocolate in a plastic ziplock baggie and cut the tip off. Drizzle on the peanut butter pretzels. Let set. Store in a sealed container.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
*The post for Peanut Butter Buckeye Pretzels was first published on February 21, 2011. The photos were updated October 2016, and the post was republished on December 5, 2019.