January 21, 2011

Chocolate & Pretzel Dipped Peanut Butter Balls on a Stick -- Now THAT'S a mouthful!

This most recent "ON-A-STICK" creation was directly inspired by the mouth-watering Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles from Lisa at The Pursuit of Happiness.  I made some the other day and was so enamored with the flavor combination of peanut butter, chocolate and salty pretzels, that I couldn't help but create my own version to serve  "ON-A-STICK" style.  I came up with an extremely creamy and smooth peanut butter center that puts Reese's to shame, and did a twist by putting the pretzels on the outside

"STICK" around, after the recipe, for links to more 
Delicious Stuff "ON-A-STICK" Tutorials!

(makes 2 dozen)


1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar (powdered), sifted
parchment or baking mat lined baking sheet
10 oz. melted chocolate (candy melts, tempered chocolate, or bark)
1 cup crushed pretzel sticks
24 lollipop/candy sticks (can be purchased at most craft stores in the cake decorating section) (you can also use a bamboo skewer or wooden dowel)

Step 1:  Melt peanut butter and butter together in a microwave or in a saucepan.  Stir until smoothly combined.  

Step 2:  Sift powdered sugar into the peanut butter mixture.  Whisk to thoroughly combine.

Step 3:  Freeze for 20 minutes, or refrigerate for an hour.

Step 4:  Scoop peanut butter mixture into Tablespoon sized balls.  I use a Pampered Chef stainless steel scoop to make a level scoop, then rest the ball, flat side down on a parchment (or baking mat) lined baking sheet.  Once you've scooped all the peanut butter balls, place the pan in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.  

A collection of food portioning scoops in various sizes are on 
my list of "Must-Haves" for any home baker.

Step 5:  Melt your chocolate, candy melts or bark in a small bowl
Step 6:  Remove pan from freezer.  Insert a stick into each ball.

Step 7:  Holding the stick, dip ball into melted chocolate.  Tap off excess chocolate.  Dip bottom of ball into crushed pretzels, then set back on the lined baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls.


Once all the peanut butter balls are dipped, they're ready to serve.  

Want more recipes for delectable treats on a stick?  Try these:


  1. YUM! I'm having my monthly link party...you should link these up!

  2. Scrumptious!!!! What a sweet tutorial!

  3. These look amazing!!! I haven't ever done anything on skewers - these look so fun, I'm going to have to try!

  4. These look scrumptious! Gotta love the peanut butter, choc, pretzel combo:-) I had an idea similar to this rolling around in my head too!

  5. So many yummy flavors! I like the rice krispie treats on a stick. Very fun ideas.

  6. Oh my! These look amazing, and I love Peanut Butter Balls so I think I would totally love these.

  7. I love this twist! So creative! They're cute and of course everything tastes better on a stick! : )

  8. I featured these as part of my Open House wrap up!

  9. These look amazing, I can't wait to give them a go- thanks for sharing :D

  10. These ALL look amazing! Thanks for linking up with Feed Me, Tweet Me, Follow Me Home at Susannah's {Kitchen}.

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    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

  11. Oh wow! I have some skewers that i picked up on clearance at Michael's Crafts, you have officially inspired me!

  12. I have been looking for a sweet Baby Shower Favor and I love this idea! These are super cute and look YUMMY!!!

  13. Hi Jenn! so glad you could stop by feed me tweet me follow me home friday! I am now following your blog on google and also blogger. These peanut butter truffles on a stick look lovely! Something my kids would love to make! I do hope you stop by a moderate life especially on tuesdays for the hearth and soul hop. I think you would really fit in! all the best. Alex

  14. Wow, I love this recipe, cant wait to give it a try! Prob bring them to my childrens vday party too :)

    {Sarah beth}

  15. oh. no.

    Do I do my extra running before of after these???

    I'm featuring them on my blog.

  16. You made this LOOK so easy! That's very tricky because I'm seriously challenged in the kitchen. This is highly tempting and I know my kids would love 'em. Thanks.

    D. Rene

  17. Wow, I love this flavor combination. I am bookmarking now to make these soon!


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