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These chocolate-covered peanut butter pretzel bites are a delicious, sweet and salty snack idea! Only 5 ingredients, these bites are made with almond flour instead of powdered sugar for a more nutritious option. Recipe can easily be made gluten-free!

Chocolate dipped peanut butter pretzel bites in a bowl.

When I did a search of peanut butter pretzel recipes on the internet, I found that most of them were made with cups of powdered sugar. The purpose of the sugar was to help thicken the peanut butter, but I figured that this could easily be done with something a little more nutritious: almond flour!

As a dietitian, I love that this simple swap made these peanut butter pretzel bites a healthier snack, without sacrificing on taste. They’re significantly lower in sugar and pack in plenty of nutrition benefits.

To me, pretzels and peanut butter are the perfect combo of sweet and salty. I love keeping these bites in the fridge to enjoy whenever the craving hits – they’re great for a mid-afternoon snack or as a post-dinner treat. Plus, they’re only 5 ingredients and super simple to make at home!

Want more healthy snack ideas? Check out my roundup of 30+ healthy meal prep snack recipes for even more snack inspiration!

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Are Peanut Butter Pretzels A Healthy Snack?

Most pretzels themselves are a relatively simple food – made from just wheat, salt, and a little bit of oil. When paired with peanut butter and almond flour like in this recipe, they become a more satisfying, nutritious snack!

Both peanut butter and almond flour are sources of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, which will help to keep you feeling full and energized for longer than if you were to eat pretzels on their own.

If you’re looking for a more in-depth breakdown, peanut butter is an awesome source of:

  • heart-healthy, monounsaturated fats
  • plant-based protein (8g per 2 Tbsp serving)
  • dietary fiber (2g per 2 Tbsp serving)
  • micronutrients like:
    • magnesium
    • vitamin B6
    • iron
    • phosphorus
    • niacin

Almond flour is made from ground almonds and is a nutritious source of:

  • healthy, monounsaturated fats
  • plant-based protein (6 grams per 1 ounce or 28 grams)
  • dietary fiber (3 grams per 1 ounce or 28 grams)
  • micronutrients like:
    • vitamin E
    • manganese
    • magnesium
    • copper
    • phosphorus

Almond flour is also lower in refined carbohydrates, compared to regular flour.

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make these peanut butter pretzels are 5 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

NOTE: if you purchase unsalted pretzels, I recommend adding a pinch of flaked sea salt overtop of the melted chocolate!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. Peanut butter can be swapped with almond butter, if preferred.
  2. Chocolate is optional – you can skip this step if you’d prefer these without chocolate!
  3. For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free pretzels and make sure your peanut butter and chocolate chips are also certified gluten-free.
  4. For a vegan version, you can try making these with maple syrup in place of honey. Be sure to also use vegan chocolate chips!

How To Make Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

These peanut butter pretzels are incredibly easy to make at home! All you need to do is:

  1. Mix together peanut butter, almond flour, and honey. Doing this helps to thicken the peanut butter in such a way that it will easily sandwich between 2 pretzels. Without this step, the peanut butter would be a sticky mess!
  2. Then, scoop a roughly 1 teaspoon sized portion of the peanut butter mixture onto one pretzel. Take a second pretzel and sandwich it over the peanut butter. If there’s too much of the mixture in between, simply remove any excess from the edges and return it to the bowl!
  3. Repeat until all of the peanut butter mix is used up, placing each pretzel sandwich on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. If you want to dip these in chocolate, simply place dark chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave them for a couple minutes. I like to do this in 30-second increments, stirring in between.
  5. Take each pretzel bite and dip one half into the melted chocolate. Return to the baking sheet, then transfer to the fridge. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden for about an hour. That’s it!

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Chocolate dipped peanut butter pretzel bites on a baking sheet.

Storage Tips

These pretzel bites with keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. I recommend keeping them refrigerated so that they don’t melt.

TIP: To prevent bites from sticking together, place a piece of parchment paper between each layer. You can use the same parchment paper that you chilled the bites on!

Chocolate dipped peanut butter pretzel bites in a bowl.

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These chocolate-covered peanut butter pretzel bites are a delicious, sweet and salty snack idea! Only 5 ingredients, these bites are made with almond flour instead of powdered sugar for a more nutritious option. Recipe can easily be made gluten-free!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a medium-sized baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add peanut butter and honey. Stir until well-combined.
  • Pour almond flour into the peanut butter mixture, then stir to combine until the mixture resembles cookie dough.
    TIP: if the mixture is too runny, add a touch more almond flour. If it's too crumbly, add a touch more peanut butter. The mix is meant to be soft, but should hold together easily!
  • Then, scoop a roughly 1 teaspoon sized portion of the peanut butter mixture onto one pretzel. Take a second pretzel and sandwich it over the peanut butter.
    TIP: If there's too much of the mixture in between, simply remove any excess from the edges and return it to the bowl.
  • Repeat until all of the peanut butter mix is used up, placing each pretzel sandwich on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Next, place chocolate chips into small ramekin or bowl. Microwave chocolate chips in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until chocolate is melted. This should only take about 2 minutes max.
  • Take each pretzel bite and dip one half into the melted chocolate. Return bite to the baking sheet and repeat until all bites have been dipped into chocolate.
  • Carefully place the baking sheet into the fridge. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden for about an hour before eating or transferring into a container for storage.

Notes

*SERVINGS: This recipe as written will make approximately 24 pretzel bites, but it will depend on the size of the pretzels you use and how much peanut butter you sandwich between them. I typically like to eat about 2-3 bites at a time 🙂
*STORAGE:
  • These pretzel bites with keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. I recommend keeping them refrigerated so that they don’t melt.
  • To prevent bites from sticking together, place a piece of parchment paper between each layer. You can use the same parchment paper that you chilled the bites on!
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • Peanut butter can be swapped with almond butter, if preferred.
  • Chocolate is optional – you can skip this step if you’d prefer these without chocolate!
  • For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free pretzels and make sure your peanut butter and chocolate chips are also certified gluten-free.
  • For a vegan version, you can try making these with maple syrup in place of honey. Be sure to also use vegan chocolate chips!

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