Healthy Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites made with natural peanut butter and a sugar substitute that won’t send your glucose levels sky high. This no bake protein snack is a peanut butter lover’s delight!
Have you tried Skippy’s peanut butter bites? They’re these itty-bitty morsels that are a little bigger than the size of a pea. They’re kind of hard like a dried pea too, but they’re made with a dense coating of peanut butter around a tiny pretzel in the middle.
My co-worker, Ann has been bringing them to work and goodness are they addictive! I’ve been limiting myself to just a couple, but I could easily grab a handful and eat them like popcorn!
I decided to make it my mission to make a healthier version of those delights with simple ingredients like natural peanut butter and dark chocolate, which are both decadent, but using healthier fats and making them larger will leave you satisfied with just one Peanut Butter Pretzel Bite instead of a half dozen!
These peanut butter balls are the perfect mid-afternoon snack! You’ll love the creamy filling mixed with a crunchy texture from the pretzels, and of course the chocolate coating is an added bonus!
These sweet and salty treats are great for summertime munching, especially when you have kids at home looking for a rib sticking satisfying treat!
Each of the Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites are about 125 calories with 13 grams of carbohydrates.
- 1 cup natural peanut butter, creamy (I used Adams)
- ⅓ cup non-fat dried milk
- 1 tablespoon Truvia (or your favorite sweetener)
- 1 cup pretzels, crushed
- 1 cup extra dark chocolate (63%) baking chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- In a medium bowl mix together peanut butter, dried milk, sweetener until well blended. Fold in crushed pretzels and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and scoop about a tablespoon of dough and roll with your hands into ½-1 inch balls. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put back in the freezer for another 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil over a double boiler or in the microwave (stir every 30 seconds) until smooth.
- Dip each peanut butter ball in the chocolate and after coating the balls place on parchment paper. Garnish with crushed pretzels and let chocolate coating harden in the refrigerator. Once set enjoy!
- Store in the refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container.