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chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel cookie dough balls

by Heather

I like chocolate, yes I do!

I like chocolate, how bout you?

Oh, of course you do!

How was your Christmas?  Our weekend was wonderful, but definitely flew by.  We received so many great gifts, more than we could have expected or asked for.  Most everything is still in bags on the couch, but I’ll definitely be sharing the cute baby things we got.

The one item we already got set up?

Our new coffee maker.  It makes single serving cups (large or small), but you don’t have to use those little pods of coffee.  Nope, you just put your own ground coffee in the scoop/bucket, add your water and it brews!  I usually make coffee around 5-6am, but Jacob doesn’t get up and coffee until at least an hour or two later.  Now we can both have fresh coffee.

Love it. 🙂

He was pretty excited about that gift.

The next item to get set up is the waffle maker – expect to see some new waffles in the near future!

Most years I do A TON of Christmas baking, but this year it got away from me.  The only day I really had some time to bake was on Christmas Eve, but we spent that day relaxing.  So instead of baking, I no-baked!

I have an abundance of pretzels in the house that will probably last another year.  Time to put them to good use in sweet treats.

These balls are the same as my chocolate covered peanut butter cookie dough balls, but with a little twist.  A pretzel twist.  Instead of the oat flour, I replaced it with pretzel flour.  Just grind those pretzels into a flour!

The added salt from the pretzels was a nice touch.  Topping with even more pretzel dust reminds me of snow lightly falling on the ground.  We have yet to get any snow here, so I guess these will have to do!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookie Dough Balls
Makes 20-30, depending on the size you make them

Adapted from chocolate covered peanut butter cookie dough balls


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • ⅙ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup pretzel flour + extra for dusting [pretzels that have been ground into a flour] (maybe more maybe less depending on how liquidy your peanut butter is)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. In a small pot over medium-low heat, stir together the peanut butter and maple syrup.  Once the mixture has softened, turn it off and stir in the pretzel flour and vanilla until fully mixed.
  2. Over a double boiler (I use a pot filled with an inch of water + a glass bowl), heat the chocolate chips until melted.  Once melted, form your pb dough into balls – a little more than a tablespoon at a time, and roll into the chocolate.  Place the chocolate covered dough balls on a foil covered plate.  Dust with extra pretzel flour.  Allow to cool.  Once all are made harden in the fridge.
  3. Keep in the fridge to ensure the chocolate stays hard.

I made them much small this time which made it easy for me to eat 1 2 3 very quickly.  They’re just so tasty!

While I made about 30 of them, I gave all but 5 away in little Christmas goodie bags. Helps me with my own portion control. 🙂

Enjoy your Monday in post Christmas bliss.  I’ll be back with another salad tomorrow.  Not your average salad either.

How was your Christmas?  Did you already break into any of your gifts?


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Erica December 26, 2011 - 9:25 am

Pretzel flour? Brilliant! We have a keurig and we bought one of the little self load pods for it too. Its awesome! I am OCD about bags and boxes so everything of ours is pretty much already put away…I’m a crazy head!

Get Healthy with Heather December 26, 2011 - 10:15 am

Haha while you’re a crazy head, I’m a lazy head! I need to get my butt in gear and clean + organize the house ASAP.

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 26, 2011 - 11:32 am

YUM! i was already oooing and ahhhing over your original peanut butter cookie dough balls, and these look even more delicious!

Get Healthy with Heather December 27, 2011 - 3:34 pm

It’s hard to pick a winner between the two!

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes December 26, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Yummy! This recipe looks so good 😀

Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! December 26, 2011 - 6:37 pm

Oh man those look amazing!!! I never thought of grinding up pretzels for flour! We had a wonderful Christmas. I got quite a bit of makeup which I have totally already busted into!

Get Healthy with Heather December 27, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Awesome, sounds like a great Christmas!

Kristen (swanky dietitian) December 26, 2011 - 8:13 pm

These look delicious!
I love the combo of pretzels and chocolate so this recipe is a win-win.

Get Healthy with Heather December 27, 2011 - 3:35 pm

I know you really can’t go wrong with it.

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List December 27, 2011 - 9:07 am

I have all of these ingredients. It’s a rainy day. Totally making these!!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List December 27, 2011 - 11:56 am

Yep…just made them..except I used almond butter…SOOOOO good!!

Get Healthy with Heather December 27, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Great idea!! I need to try them with AB, that sounds delish. Glad they you liked them!

janetha December 27, 2011 - 12:21 pm

i made a similar version of these last week and had to get them out of my house because i couldn’t stop eating them. something about pretzels with chocolate…

Get Healthy with Heather December 27, 2011 - 3:40 pm

They’re addicting! I had to send the extra in my house with my brother yesterday 🙂

Alaina December 28, 2011 - 1:33 pm

You are killing me with these balls Heather! 😛 I love pretzels! These will definitely be made. For me to enjoy.

Rease December 28, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Yum! I am curious, how did you crush the pretzels? I am imagining putting them in a ziplock and stomping on them like crazy.

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