Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

“Sweet chocolate, creamy peanut butter and salty pretzels create a to-die-for truffle. It’s a little bite of decadence and a special indulgence for the holiday season.” —Ashley Wisniewski, Champaign, Illinois

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel TrufflesPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 40minutes + chilling
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 40minutes + chilling
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat 1-1/2 cups peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, brown sugar, butter and salt until blended. Stir in 3 cups pretzels.
  2. Shape pretzel mixture into 1-in. balls; transfer to waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip truffles in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheets.
  4. Microwave remaining peanut butter on high for 30-45 seconds or until melted. Drizzle over truffles; sprinkle with remaining pretzels. Refrigerate until set. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 truffle: 176 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fibre), 4g protein.