Vegan Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

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It’s no secret that peanut butter, pretzel and chocolate go together. They were practically separated at birth, if you think about it. I say, let’s fix that. WHO’S WITH ME?!

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This dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day because it’s salty-sweet, melts in your mouth and is highly shareable. What more could you ask for in a romantic holiday dessert?

But even if V-Day is not romantic for you…

Say, you hate all members of the opposite sex (we’ve been there)
You’re having a bad hair day
Your coworker’s desk is LINED with flowers (ugh, Rhonda)
Your fingernail paint is chipping
Your V-Day plans include watching re-runs of Friends with Ben and Jerry

WHO CARES? Valentine’s Day isn’t about that anyway. It’s about love, and that includes loving yourself. I suggest you start loving yourself by making these 6-ingredient peanut butter pretzel truffles and enjoying a few by the fire. (Or your faux Netflix fire…Gah, I love technology.)

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The center of these guys is simple: Pretzels, peanut butter, dates and almonds. That’s it!

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And the outside is all chocolate. Choose dark or milk or bittersweet; it’s really your call. I usually opt for bittersweet when making candy because it cooperates best when melted and pairs well with salty flavors.

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The only thing left is to sprinkle these with a few more crushed pretzels, or little pretzel pieces.

If you’re about leaving something to the imagination, go for crushed. (It’s like “What’s inside? I DON’T KNOW but the suspense is killing me!)

If you hate mystery like me, go for the broken pieces. (It’s like “Yeah, there’s pretzels in there. YERR GONNA WANT THAT.”)

Ya dig?

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You’re gonna love these truffles. They’re:

Peanut buttery
Studded with pretzels
Swimming in chocolate
Salty
Sweet
Shareable
Decadent
Satisfying
And borderline addictive

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Happy candy making, friends! As always, if you make these little gems take a photo and put it on instagram! Then tag me @minimalistbaker (and don’t be a private user or I can’t see it, and that usually ruins my day). I’d love to see your candy making in action! Hugz.

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4.9 from 9 reviews
Vegan Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
 
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Vegan peanut butter pretzel truffles dipped in semisweet chocolate and topped with even more crushed pretzels. The perfect simple, healthier dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free Optional
Serves: ~18
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pitted medjool or deglet nour dates, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes then drained
  • 1/2 cup salted natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds or roasted peanuts (I used half portions of both)
  • 1/2 cup mini pretzels (GF for gluten free eaters), broken/packed + more for topping
  • 1.25 cup chopped dairy-free dark or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place peanuts and/or almonds in the food processor and process until you reach the consistency of a meal.
  2. Then add in pretzels and process until only small bits remain. Remove mixture from bowl and aside.
  3. Next, place soaked dates in the food processor and process until small bits remain and/or it forms into a ball.
  4. Next, add the peanut butter and mix until well combined.
  5. Then add in the pretzel-nut mixture a little at a time and mix until a dough is formed. You shouldn't need to use it all (which is fine because you can use any leftovers for topping the truffles).
  6. Once you have a dough that's easy to form into balls, scoop out 1 Tablespoon amounts and roll/carefully form into balls. Set on parchment paper and place in freezer to chill.
  7. Next melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments. Once melted, stir in coconut oil (or sub canola) to help the chocolate thin and become easier to dip the truffles.
  8. Remove truffles from freezer and, one at a time, dip them into the melted chocolate. Use a fork to remove them and tap away excess chocolate. Transfer back onto parchment paper and top with pretzel pieces or additional crushed pretzels. You will likely have leftover chocolate, which I recommend using to either double dip the truffles or dip pretzels in (because it's fun).
  9. Repeat until all truffles are dipped. Place back in the freezer or fridge to set. Store leftovers in an airtight container or bag at room temperature. Transfer to freezer for longer term storage.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 truffle Calories: 155 Fat: 9 g Saturated fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 16 g Sugar: 9 g Sodium: 71 mg Fiber: 2.3 g Protein: 3 g

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    • Dana Shultz says

      haha, I can see why! I had to give these away immediately – too much temptation! But I was able to eat 3-4 before sending them off to friends. Enjoy, Abby!

  1. says

    These look fantastic and so simple! I’ve always thought valentines day was about chocolate rather than Love anyway so no matter one’s situation they can love the holiday with a little bit of chocolate.

  2. says

    I love this twist on the more traditional date/nut balls, way to bring something awesome and new to the table! I’m a V-Day hater but pile up a few of these on a plate and I think I could be convinced. :)

  3. says

    I just so happened to have everything needed to make these and thought I’d whip up a few to give as Valentine’s Day gifts. Um, yeah. Going to have to whip up another batch because the first one was gobbled down in minutes. Absolutely amazing!

  4. says

    Urrrgh, your comment about “Rhonda” just reminded me of a most depressing day at work a long time ago. I was coming back from my lunch break and the concierge called me over holding a huge bouquet of flowers. Naturally, I was super excited, I’d never had flowers delivered to me. He asked if I could deliver them to another girl in the office on my way back to my desk. So I trekked all the way through my ridiculously vast office building to deliver flowers to some other girl and then return to my bleary desk empty-handed. If only I’d had a plate-full of these to soothe my woes!

  5. Mary says

    These look delicious! Do you ever sub prunes for dates in your baking? I have been wanting to experiment for awhile but don’t know the right recipe to try it on.

  6. Marie says

    These look great, and I have everything, except dates…. Is there anything I could substitute for them, maybe raisins or currants?

  7. Amy says

    My daughter and I made these for a Valentine’s Day surprise. We have two children with nut allergies so I substituted with a little extra pretzel and used No Nuts golden peabutter spread (tastes very close to peanut butter). We also have soy and dairy allergies in some family members, so we dipped these using the Enjoy Life chocolate chips. They turned out soooooo delicious. This recipe will be a keeper…may become a new Valentine tradition!

  8. says

    I will have to make these soon. Thanks for the recipe. If I decide to take pics and talk about it on my blog what is your policy regarding publishing the recipe? Waiting to hear from you. Thanks.

  9. Michelle says

    These were amazing! When I made the second time, I was too lazy to melt the chocolate, so I just folding in chocolate chips. Not as good as the original, but still amazingly tasty! (and less to clean in the kitchen!)

  10. Sabrina says

    Just made these and they were alittle dry but still delicious! Any suggestions on how to make them more moist?

  11. Veronica says

    Made these tonight and they were amazing! I loved that when I made the dough, I decided that I needed more, so I added more pb,dates, and pretzels without measuring – and it increased the total number of truffles. Super customizeable. Another chocolate glaze i learned is to mix pure cocoa powder, agave, and coconut oil and the chocolate will harden like magic shell. Pretty cool. :-)

  12. says

    Looks like I got you late but I am on right place. I love to try new dishes of truffles and peanut butter with truffles(favorite) looks so yummy. I can’t wait to make it and I am sure your dish was better in taste. Thanks a lot for sharing your genius.

  13. Veronika M. says

    I made these as an anniversary gift for my hubby (wrapped up in a cute chocolate box) and Ohhh, wow! They were amazing, seriously he loved them and so did our friends and family we shared them with. Thank you again for another wonderful recipe!

  14. Melly says

    I made these this afternoon — and holy golly darn are they ever amazing!

    I very much love your blog, and use it frequently (I made the raspberry chipotle dip yesterday). Thank you for taking the time to create these delicious eats.

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