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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Candy Coated Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

Looking for a fast, fun idea that doesn't require baking or a great project the kids could do themselves? 
These pretzels are a tasty treat and come together in no time.  

This is a variation of the chocolate covered ones I saw on Pinterest HERE.
Plan A was to dip my pretzels into the colored candy melts like the chocolate ones above and add the sprinkles, but the candy was too thick. After a quick Google search on how to thin it... I didn't have an answer so I just put it into an icing bag and drizzled it over the pretzel. If anyone has a tried and true tip for thinning candy melts please let us know in a comment-thanks!

Candy Coated Peanut Butter Pretzels
Small pretzels
Peanut Butter
Candy melts or chocolate
  1. Smear peanut butter on a pretzel and top it with another pretzel.
  2. Melt candy melts or chocolate-I used the microwave, and dip or drizzle over pretzels. I added the candy to a disposable icing bag and snipped a tiny bit off of the end.
  3. Add sprinkles while the candy is still wet.
  4. Let candy firm up.


  1. OMG, I would never have guessed it was a pretzel. Very festive Lynn.

  2. Oh what a cute and intriguing and EASY (always my fave) holiday dessert. I'll have to put a note on my "To Do" list to show this to my granddaughter who loves to bake. Thank you so much for sharing this. Merry Christmas :)

  3. You have a sticky sweet happy day too!! Those red and green pretzels are just so festive and bet they taste wonderful.

  4. These look delicious are so festive. Chocolate and pretzels is such a yummy combination. I'll be adding this to my baking list!

  5. These look so perfect for a Christmas treat, Lynn! I sometimes add about 1/2 teaspoon of shortening to thin out the chocolate a bit ( at least for chocolate chips).

  6. Ohhhh I like this idea! I love anything salty/sweet! If we were neighbors, we would be two ton tessies Lynn! Happy weekend!

  7. Lynn, Your pretzels look so festive! I like your take on the Pintarest pretzels. Take care and Merry Christmas.

  8. So yummy looking! I love the combination of salty and sweet goodies!

  9. Sweet & salty and oh so festive Lynn! I'm always looking for something that comes together quickly at the holidays!

  10. sweet and salty the perfect holiday mix! Hugs

  11. I was going to do chocolate covered peanut-butter filled pretzels for Christmas cookie trays, but I really like your "sandwich" pretzel idea! I may have to do this instead.
    They look fabulous!!!

  12. I would love them with just the peanut butter and chocolate but they looks so festive with the red and green too.

  13. I had the same trouble when I tried to dip truffles a couple months ago...they were so gloppy :( But you found a wonderful alternative...pretty, festive and yummy!

  14. Honestly, I think my 15 year old would want to live on these!
    Mary x

  15. These were one of the cookies in Tim's office cookie exchange on Friday (without the candy coating). They are delicious and I can only image what the candy adds to them. Hope you had a great weekend.

  16. Those look delicious and festive too!

  17. Lynn - I could eat your picture!! I guess I should just try your recipe instead.

    I have the chocolate-covered ones you pictured on my Pinterest board. The original link is:

  18. oooo, you can bet i'll make these for our christmas eve fun things to eat....
    no idea on how to thin chocolate...

  19. These are too cute! They are being featured today: Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)


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