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Peanut-Butter Pretzel Candy

Turn leftover farm-stand pretzels into simple candies. Peanut butter helps the crumbled pretzels stick together, and melted chocolate is the finishing touch.

Peanut-Butter Pretzel Candy

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2011


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room-temperature
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate, melted


  1. Stir together peanut butter, sugar, and butter. Stir in crushed pretzels. Form into 1-inch balls. Freeze for 30 minutes. Dip in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until set.

Reviews (7)

  • jen 2012 9 Feb, 2014

    I thought the original pretzel to peanut butter ratio was too high, so I halved the amount of pretzels (more or less - I just sort of eyeball it). I always make a double batch, and make them slightly smaller to get a greater yield. I also put the mix in the freezer before rolling into balls, and then put the balls back in the freezer before dipping for easier handling. Dipping in dark chocolate and topping with sea salt make them extra special.

  • littlemama23 4 Jan, 2014

    I initially had trouble making the balls since I still had some pretzel chunks even after crushing. I put all of the ingredients in my food processor, and they combined beautifully. I also ended up adding a little extra peanut butter as it seemed just a bit dry. After adjustments, they're wonderful! Messy, tasty, fun!

  • JohnnysKitchen 11 Mar, 2013

    These were a big hit at the party I brought them too, and so easy! I cut the richness of the pb with a little light cream cheese (less than 1/4 c.). Still rich and sinfully tasty!

  • Josephine Omisoll 2 Feb, 2013

    Josephine omisoll

  • jen 2012 10 Dec, 2012

    Delicious! The recipe makes only 12 pieces, though. I doubled it. Forming the balls would be easier if you chilled or froze the dough first. I chilled it for about 1/2 hour in the fridge, but it was still hard to work with.

  • Boonyanuch Saosarn 13 Jul, 2012


  • Soba223 25 Mar, 2011

    so yummy! they were so easy to assemble and I already had all the ingredients in my pantry. I decided to keep the pretzel pieces large and used a mixture of milk and semisweet chocolate.

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