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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls

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In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to post at least a few dessert recipes although I must preface this one by saying that even though they are indeed delicious, these isn’t one of my most nutritious posts, however it will allow you to indulge without sacrificing your diet as long as you can stick to eating one or two. These were inspired by a love of salty and sweet desserts and from a recipe I saw in Eating Well. I adjusted the ingredients by adding more pretzels and reduced fat peanut butter to lessen the calorie count and so that they could be larger.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls

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  • 1/2 cup pretzels
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 bite (13g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories from Fat 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 96mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g


  1. Crush the pretzels in a ziploc bag until they are in small pieces. The smaller the pieces the more round you can make the chocolates and the better the ingredients will stick together. As you can see in the picture, my pretzel pieces were not quite small enough lesson learned.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the pretzel pieces and peanut butter (or other nut butter) until well combined and place in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes which will make it easier to roll the balls together.
  3. Pull the mixture out of the fridge and roll the pretzel peanut butter into small balls a little larger than a teaspoon. It should make 20 pretzel peanut butter balls. Place on parchment or wax paper on a cookie tray.
  4. Return the peanut butter pretzel balls to the freezer and let chill for 1 hour.
  5. After a hour, remove the pretzel peanut butter balls from the freezer. Heat up the chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave. Heat the chocolate chips on medium power and stir every minute. They will take between 2-4 minutes to become melted and smooth.
  6. Dip the peanut butter pretzel balls into the chocolate and roll to cover completely. You can also just dip half the ball in, as you can see in the pictures, which will count down the calories.
  7. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes until the chocolate hardens. Store in an airtight container.
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