I came up with this easy chocolate peanut butter and pretzel recipe, after munching on a handful of chocolate chips & lightly salted peanuts. Pretzels seemed like a logical addition to make them into drumstick pops, and the thought of an edible stick seemed to make sense to me. Great no-bake dessert to make with the kids.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Drumsticks
Summary: Fun & easy chocolate peanut dessert treat. Great for the kids.
Total Time: 90 min
- 1 1/4 cup Peanut Butter (natural)
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- bag pretzel sticks
- 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tbs milk
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- In stand mixer with dough hook, or by hand, thoroughly mix the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs & light brown sugar, to form a dough.
- If you are using large pretzel sticks like I did, snap them in half.
- Shape the peanut dough around the end of the pretzel stick. The heat of your hands will help soften it, and make it easier to shape. If it doesn’t seem to be sticking, add another tbs. of peanut butter to the dough. (Kids can have fun helping with the “peanutty play dough”) Chill the sticks for 1/2 and hour. Unless you have something the sticks can stand in, take two cooling racks and place one crosswise over the other to make a grid. This will serve as a makeshift stand.
- Put chocolate chips and milk into microwave safe mixing bowl. Heat in 20 second intervals and stir, until chocolate is smoothly melted, but still slightly thick.
- Tilt bowl slightly, and dip the side of the peanut “balls” into the chocolate, turning to coat the whole thing.
Stand the drumsticks up to cool, while dipping more.
- Once all are dipped. Start with the earliest chocolate dipped sticks, and gently roll them in the crushed peanuts. Replacing them into stand, as you go along. If it is a hot day, put them on a chilled plate and put in the refrigerator to cool (one side will end out a little flat).
- Once chocolate is firm, they are ready to serve.