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Bite-size Peanut Butter Pretzel Buckeye Candies
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5 from 3 votes

Peanut Butter Pretzel Buckeyes

Peanut butter balls sandwiched between pretzels and dipped in chocolate are a salty sweet twist on a classic!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 min
Inactive Time1 hr 39 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizers & Snacks, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 100
Calories: 90kcal


  • cups peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cups powdered sugar, about 1 pound
  • 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 15 ounce bag mini pretzel twists


  • In the bowl of a mixer, beat peanut butter and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth.
  • Roll into small balls (about 1½-2 teaspoons worth) and sandwich between two pretzels. Place in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  • Place the chocolate in a deep bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until melted.
  • Dip the chilled peanut butter pretzel balls into the melted chocolate and place on parchment or wax paper to set.


I like these best when about half coated in melted chocolate. When I don't want them to be quite so sweet, I just drizzle a bit of chocolate on top, or alternatively, pour chocolate over the top. However, you coat them, they're delicious.


Serving: 1buckeye | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg