Caramel Pretzel Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Caramel Pretzel Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Peanut butter is a staple in our house. We love it in sandwiches, on crackers, or sometimes just straight out of the jar. It’s so delicious and is a quick way to fill that between meal void too! Of course we also love baking with peanut butter. Peanut butter cookies, throw a scoop into your favourite banana bread recipe – there are so many options. But the great thing about baking with peanut butter is sometimes you don’t have to bake at all. And when you have a little chef in the house it’s really nice being able to prepare dishes that they can get involved preparing from start to finish.We have a few recipes for no bake peanut butter snacks and treats and we now have a new favourite to add to that line up.

If your family loves peanut butter you really need to try making Peanut Butter Snack Bites. They are so easy to make, with just a few basic ingredients and the best part, it’s really easy to customize the recipe and add some of your favourite ingredients!

peanut butter snacks We added chewy caramels and crunchy pretzels to our Peanut Butter Snack Bites and they were an instant hit! I’ll share with you how  you can enter to win a Kraft Peanut Butter prize pack later in this post by sharing your own Peanut Butter Snack Bites recipe but first I wanted to share our recipe with you.

Caramel Pretzel Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Makes about 20 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Kraft Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of large flaked rolled oats
  • 15 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon of milk (almond or soy milk works fine too)
  • 3/4 cup of pretzel pieces (broken up pretzel sticks)

Directions

Break pretzel sticks into small pieces (4 or 5 pieces per stick).

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Unwrap the caramels and place in a small microwave safe bowl.

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Add the milk, place in the microwave and heat on high for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir well. If the caramels are not completely melted put the bowl back in the microwave and heat in 15 second intervals until smooth and creamy.

Stir in the pretzel pieces.

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Working quickly (before the caramel hardens too much) spread the pretzel mixture onto a silicon baking sheet or a piece of wax paper.

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Let this set while you do the next step.

Place the peanut butter, honey and oats in a medium sized bowl. Mix together until well combined. Break your pretzel caramel mixture into small pieces and add to the peanut butter mixture. Stir well.

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Roll into 20 (1-inch) balls, using about 2 Tbsp. for each. Chill for 20-30 minutes.

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Suggested serving size is 2 to 3 of the bites represented in the above photo.

Serve and enjoy!

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Not only did Molly have a blast helping me make these chewy, tasty bites, but she loved eating them too! They make the perfect bite size snack for kids and grown ups of all ages. The slightly salty and sweet flavour along with the crunchy peanut butter and pretzels and caramel chew made these an instant hit.

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Be sure to follow along the #MyKPBsnackbite hashtag on Twitter and visit www.sticktogether.ca for more Peanut Butter Snack Bites recipe ideas. Once you come up with your own twist on this easy to make recipe be sure to snap a picture for your chance to win! Just head over to the sheblogs Canada website and upload your Peanut Butter Snack Bites recipe for a chance to win 1 of 4 Kraft Peanut Butter prize packs!

 

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Kraft Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Kraft Canada.

This article has 1 comment

  1. multitestingmommy
    Monday 20 April 2015, 5:15 pm

    Mmmm…..these look delicious! I will have to try them out.
    My recent post How to Make Malls a Safer Place for Kids!

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