Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

4 Feb 2014

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Who would have thought that teaching would be such a hard job?

Well, I would have because I've been tutoring and running calculus workshops at UBC. But this is always the perception of teachers from many people I meet. As lazy, uninteresting failures of people who get it to wake up and arbitrarily hand out grades, then getting rewarded for it by a really long holiday. Think "those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."

Now those are obviously not my views... Teaching is my career of choice.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

But by God, I am only teaching one class everyday, and I'm somehow exhausted. Soon I will be up to 3 a day, and I'm getting scared that I won't be able do it. I mean, the lesson planning, the writing up worksheets/tests/marking. I'm going to have no life!!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

And so I have prepared something that I will probably making a lot of in the next few weeks as a quick pick-me-up. Because I can't just stop making desserts. That is just crazy talk!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups pretzel pieces
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  1. Put the pretzels into a large resealable plastic bag and crush into small bits using a rolling pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar until fully combined. Add in the pretzel pieces and icing sugar, and mix until fully combined.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Scoop around 2 tablespoons worth of peanut butter mixture, and gently shape into a ball with your fingers. Place the ball on the prepared cookie sheet, and repeat with the remaining peanut butter mixture. Place in the freezer for around 30 minutes.
  4. Boil 5 cups of water and pour into a medium bowl.
  5. Place the chocolate chips and shortening into a smaller bowl, and place it into the bowl full of water. Mix the chocolate chips and shortening until the mixture is smooth, making sure not to let the water mix in with the chocolate mixture.
  6. Take the frozen balls out of the freezer and dip them in the chocolate mixture. Place the dipped peanut butter balls back on the waxed paper. Quickly sprinkle the peanut butter balls while the chocolate is still wet with some extra broken up pretzels.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, melt some peanut butter. Drizzle on top of truffles, and freeze until hard.

Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

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  1. YUM! What a marvelous combination - chocolate, pretzels and peanut butter. All flavours I love and am sure would work wonderfully together. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a lovely day!

    Chloe & Sarah

  2. These look like the perfect pick me up. I have made a similar recipe that uses rice krispies or cornflakes. I think that the pretzels would be a nice salty twist though. Good luck with all your classes!

  3. This looks like something that will help me through a hard week! It looks awesome!

    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

  4. Hi Cathleen! Teaching is not easy at all and I salute all teachers (you too!). You are doing an honourable job and keep it up! This dessert looks quite easy to whip up. But I'm staying away from desserts for a while for obvious reasons hah..hah...

  5. Gorgeous truffles my friend, perfect so you can get through a hard week! Keep it up :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Teaching is not easy and I love the teaching profession! I might even go into it myself.:-) and these look amazing and super addicting!!!

  7. From what I've heard, the first year of teaching is the hardest and then you kind of have all your materials from the year before so it's not so bad! You can do it! And OMG these look amazing. Truffle heaven.

  8. Pretzels and peanut butter with a chocolate coating....right up my alley!

  9. Hi Cathleen , another reason to eat peanut butter ;-D . Cathleen , I agree with Phong Hong , there are a lot of teachers out there that are doing great job and thank goodness my kids have good teachers . Be proud , you are doing a much needed job , thanks for sharing :)

  10. These look incredible!! I imagine the thought of them waiting for you will help with getting through classes :-) I can definitely believe that teaching is exhausting - I work at a university and whilst I mostly do research myself, the occasional teaching I do always requires a lot of time / preparation / energy. It's such an important job too.

  11. Yum yum yum! These look dangerously delicious!

    Krissie x-

  12. Oh my goodness, I think you could teach all three classes with a batch of these by your side!

  13. Ohhh - very decadent and yummy!

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  15. Yum - I love all of these ingredients!

  16. Sounds great, looking forward to making these. Thanks for linking up at The Weekend Retreat! Hope tosee you back on Thursday!!


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