Do It Yourself Healthier Reese’s Peanut Butter Bites
January 14, 2013 36 Comments
Did you grow up with the commercial where the chocolate bar ended up in the peanut butter? I am probably dating myself.
Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? The good news is that peanut butter is a healthy food (without the added sugars and oils), so if you keep the amount of chocolate in check, you could have a relatively healthy candy.
Instead of using the oven to make these, you use your freezer. Because these are made by YOU instead of Hershey’s they need to be kept in the refrigerator or they will melt. Sad, I know. I’m not sure how they do it - though it may be that they use something called “TBHQ”.
Since you don’t have any TBHQ, you will have to use your fridge. If you do have TBHQ, can you tell me what it is?
These are simple to make and kids love them. They are a bit messy when you start to swirl them into the chocolate so don’t wear your best silk blouse.
I love these with my afternoon coffee or as a portion controlled dessert. Don’t tell your partner that you made them or they might end up gone. My husband found these addictive.
What is your favorite peanut butter and chocolate recipe?
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites
½ cup crunchy natural peanut butter (with no additives)
¼ cup crushed salted pretzels
½ cup chocolate chips, melted
To crush the salted pretzels, place them in a plastic bag and smash with your hand or the back of a large spoon. Mix peanut butter and pretzels in a small bowl and chill in the freezer until firm for 20 minutes. Using a teaspoon measure, make 20 balls and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze balls for 2 hours or overnight.
Melt chocolate in microwave on medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving for 20 second intervals until melted. Roll frozen peanut butter balls in melted chocolate and refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 20 minutes.
For one ball: 64 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 5 g carbohydrates, 3.0 g sugar, 2 g protein, 1 g fiber, 53 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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