Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Bites Print Recipe Print Recipe


You know those Peanut butter filled pretzels at Trader Joe’s? Right, of course you do. Before I was gluten-free, those were my guilty pleasure. Sometimes when I walk down the aisle, I just stop and stare at the big beautiful bag. I don’t often miss things, but those I miss.

So, I made my own version. Really, it just comes down to the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Thank goodness for gluten-free pretzels (Glutino are my favorite). These are so simple and don’t require baking. I keep these in the freezer, but you can also keep them in the fridge. It’s usually after dinner when these start calling my name. There’s something magical about the combination of peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate. I can’t explain it, there just is.

If you prefer the peanut butter and jelly combo (vs pretzels), you must try these! Same method, just different ingredients.



I’m on a plane this morning, headed to Southern California for the Big Traveling Potluck. I’m ridiculously giddy – 1. I get to see all my friends 2. mace gets to make his big appearance 3. mace’s first flight (eeeee!! <– that’s excitement and nervousness) and 4. it’s going to be a weekend of pure amazingness.

I would have brought these to the potluck, but Mason ate them all. Hey, in the next two years, I’m sure that will be the case. Good news, I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies (from the e-coobook) at 11pm last night. We’re all good.



Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Bites

Makes about about 24

PRINT Recipe


  • 2 cups dark [or milk chocolate] chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup peanut butter – or nut butter of choice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered/confectioner ‘s sugar
  • gluten-free pretzel sticks – my favorite are Glutino Pretzels 
  • sea salt


Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, saucepan or microwave. Once it’s melted down, add coconut oil to thin out. Add more, if needed.

Add about one teaspoon of melted chocolate to the bottom of each paper cup. Tilt the liners so the chocolate evenly coats the bottom and slightly up the sides. Another option is to take a pastry brush or even a small knife to spread the chocolate.

Place the cupcake pan in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to let set.

Meanwhile, mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar – this makes it less sticky and easier to handle. Place peanut butter mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Once both timers have gone off, roll [in your hands] about 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture and place in the center of each chocolate cup. Place pan back in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Break the pretzel sticks into thirds (or small pieces). Remove pan from the freezer and add 2-3 pieces on top of the peanut butter.

With the remaining chocolate, cover each cup until covered. Top with sea salt – optional.

Place muffin tin back into the freezer, last time I promise, for about 20 minutes.

These can be left out at room temperature or in the fridge. These lasted about 3 days in our house, but can probably keep up to 1-2 weeks, or 3-4 if kept in the freezer.





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  • movita beaucoup

    I’ve always been sad that we don’t have Trader Joe’s in these here parts. I guess I’ll eat 24 of these little babies to make myself feel better…

  • Quinn Cooper

    Ummm Yes please. Some of my favorite things of life all wrapped up in one little package. I am definitely trying these.

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  • HalfBakedHarvest

    I love these! They look perfect and peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate is always a perfect combo!

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Whoa. These are fabulous!!

  • Michelle Palin

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to make them!

  • Linda Dresselhaus

    I cannot wait to try these…looks like a great flavor combination! Thanks for sharing!

  • emrei

    chocolate…. so yummy…. surely i will make it Affordable DUI Lawyer Seattle

  • Katie

    These sound delicious and so pretty. Tucking that one away for when we need a treat around here. Thanks.

  • Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    OK. I am drooling at my computer before 8am. I need these! Salty and sweet are my weakness! I cannot wait to make these. You are amazing 😉

  • Stephanie Rutledge

    Im so glad I found this post on Pinterest, these look INCREDIBLE!

  • ayesha

    yummy… can’t wait to taste it. Auto Detailing Bellevue

  • Jessica Marquez

    These look ridiculously good!

  • Hingall

    The recipe looks easy to do thanks.


  • Coldid

    looks mouth watering I think my children will enjoy this.


  • Julia Ralston

    My husband always buys those PB pretzels at Trader Joe’s and while I try to be gluten-free, they are hard to resist! I will definitely be trying your recipe instead — it looks incredible!

  • Jaime @ laviejaime

    yum!! this is the best combo..sweet & salty

  • Aida Mollenkamp

    I’m so sad I didn’t get to taste any of these at the Potluck though it was fabulous seeing you!

  • Averie Cooks

    I love making my own PB cups and the salty/sweet/crunchy combo rocks. I sometimes put a Ritz cracker inside mine! It was great seeing you at BPL!

  • WithStyleGrace

    so great to finally meet you too!!

  • leslie kanter

    Hey, this is super random, but I was on your first flight with Mason (a few rows back) and he did fantastically! I chatted with your mom at the rental car counter for awhile and just wanted to stop by to say hi (the pregnant one from seattle who was visiting for a family thrown baby shower). Good job mom-ing through your first travel trip with your son!

  • WithStyleGrace

    yes yes, I met briefly in the restroom of the airport, right?? hope you had a wonderful baby shower & thank you – happy to hear others thought he was a good traveler 🙂 congratulations again with your first!

  • Jisk Plugge

    something for dessert, it looks yummy!

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  • Intrinsic Beauty

    These look to die for!

  • ashton mcleonard

    I love chocolates, and this one is yummy! can’t wait to try this.

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  • Kate Ramos

    Move over Halloween candy, this is what I’m handing out this year!