Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Puppy Chow

I am not usually a pretzel person. I like pretzels. I just wouldn't choose them first when put on a table with other snacks. Pretzels filled with peanut butter however, change this. They are called Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets. They change my opinion on pretzels.

I didn't think I could like Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets any more than I already did. But then...I covered them in a melted chocolate mixture and rolled them in powdered sugar.

Ta-Dah!
Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Puppy Chow! (Or Peanut Butter Filled Muddy Buddies if that's what you call it.)

Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Puppy Chow will change your taste buds' life. Believe me. You thought regular Puppy Chow was good. You just wait.

I made a double batch of Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Puppy Chow along with Grandma's Garlic Ranch Pretzels for our recent weekend in the Keys with friends. Both were a hit!




Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Puppy Chow
Recipe Source: Crazy For Crust

Ingredients
18 oz Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter (4 TB)
4 cups powdered sugar
Bag of M&M's approx. 10 oz. (I chose Almond M&M's.)
Gallon Ziploc Bag

Directions
-Measure chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, and butter into a large microwave safe
  bowl.
-Pop in microwave for 1 minute.
-Stir vigorously to melt lumps.
-If still lumpy, microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.
-All should be melted smooth at this point. If not, microwave again for a few more
  seconds.
-Set aside.
-Measure 2-3 cups of the powdered sugar into the big Ziploc.
-Set aside.
-Dump your the Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets into the chocolate mixture.
-Stir with rubber spatula until all are generously coated.
-Dump the chocolate covered pretzel nuggets into the powdered sugar bag.
-Dump the remaining 1-2 cups of powdered sugar on top of the pretzels.
-Close bag with some air still inside, and roll the top over a time or two.
-Hold the top of the bag and the bottom of the bag.
-Shake well to coat the Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets thoroughly with powdered
  sugar.
-Dump contents of the bag onto a cookie sheet or some waxed paper in a single layer to
  cool to room temperature.
-Store in an airtight container in the fridge or on the counter top.
-Serve topped with Almond M&M's for great color and presentation.




  • 18 ounces peanut butter stuffed pretzel nuggets (you can use a little more if your package is bigger, but not more than 24 ounces)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • About 10 ounces M&Ms (Plain, Peanut, Pretzel, or PB would all work), if desired

  • Read more at http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2014/01/peanut-butter-pretzel-muddy-buddies/#LmXJP2DA2bEPvyVo.99

  • 18 ounces peanut butter stuffed pretzel nuggets (you can use a little more if your package is bigger, but not more than 24 ounces)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • About 10 ounces M&Ms (Plain, Peanut, Pretzel, or PB would all work), if desired

  • Read more at http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2014/01/peanut-butter-pretzel-muddy-buddies/#LmXJP2DA2bEPvyVo.99

  • 18 ounces peanut butter stuffed pretzel nuggets (you can use a little more if your package is bigger, but not more than 24 ounces)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • About 10 ounces M&Ms (Plain, Peanut, Pretzel, or PB would all work), if desired

  • Read more at http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2014/01/peanut-butter-pretzel-muddy-buddies/#LmXJP2DA2bEPvyVo.99

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