Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels ~ Delicious peanut butter stuffed between two pretzels and dipped in chocolate!
Today I’m proud to be part of the blogging campaign to help the Community of Newtwon, CT and the Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy. Today I’m dedicating this post to all of those effected by this terrible tragedy.
As I sit here and ponder what to write there are no words that come to my mind that could ever be important enough for you to read when it comes to this terrible event. I’m at a loss. Every time I think about it tears come to my eyes and I wonder why? Oh why could this happen? We’ll never know the answer. The only thing that will get a family, friends, nation, or world through this is all pulling together, leaning on each other and supporting each other. It’s times like this that make someone stop and realize how much in life is so precious and can be torn away at anytime. Why does it take a tragedy to do this to a person? I vow to hug my family closer every day and remember that they are precious. That they are important. So important that the house cleaning, errands and other stuff can always wait. This is something I personally struggle with. You never know when something will change. Play a game, read a book, make a snack and just listen and love them. That’s really the most important job as a parent isn’t it?
If you are looking for a Christmas treat to make with them this recipe would be perfect. Let them plop the peanut butter on the pretzels, smoosh the pretzels together or dip the pretzels. Kids love to part of cooking and baking. I have many precious memories with my niece baking and hope to make those memories with Miss K. Don’t worry if they aren’t “pretty”. They are made with LOVE. That in itself is the reason for the season.
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels Ingredients
- Creamy peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
- Brown sugar
- Chocolate almond bark
Sometimes I get caught up in the hustle and bustle this time of year. The need to make things look “perfect” per say. You know how it is. With this day and age, the social media, the “need” to keep up with your neighbor.
You know it’s not how it should be, but we all go through it.
So take a minute and remember that they put the BEST out there and you don’t see everything else. We are all just trying to make it through life. We all have struggles. Not everything is perfect. Oh so far from perfect.
Heck, my life is so imperfect it makes me laugh because if I didn’t then I’d cry!
Try to soak up some moments with the family and it doesn’t matter if you left the loads of clean clothes in the laundry room instead of putting them away because you wanted to snuggle your baby instead. I may, or may not have done that just last night!
Tools Helpful to Make Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels
Go kiss your hubby, your kids or your parents. Tell them you love them. Count your blessing….
Delicious peanut butter stuffed between two pretzels and dipped in chocolate!
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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels
- 1 c. creamy peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp butter softened
- 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 4 squares chocolate almond bark
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- Mix peanut butter and butter together. Scrape down bowl, add sugars and beat until combined. You should be able to roll the mixture into balls without sticking to your hands. Add more powedered sugar until you reach this consistency.
- Roll the mixture into small balls. Sandwich the balls between two pretzels and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Stir occasionally until smooth.
- Dip each pretzel bite halfway into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet. Let sit until the chocolate is set. Store in air tight container
Recipe Adapted from: What Megan’s Cooking