Chubby Hubby Truffles
Once again, Pinterest is amazing. If not for my little virtual bulletin board, I probably wouldn’t have stumbled across these gems. They are peanut butter-pretzel truffles, or as I aptly named them – Chubby Hubby Truffles, after the famous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. I consumed more pints of that stuff than I care to admit during my college days. It was a staple in our little mini-fridge’s (even mini-ier) freezer. Being the peanut butter lover that I am, there is absolutely no way I could resist chocolate-covered, peanut butter-filled pretzels swirling around in ice cream. Throw in sleep deprivation, lackluster cafeteria food, cram sessions and broken hearts (not only did you wallow in your own relationships gone bad, but you had to help your friend polish off a pint when some boy broke her heart too – that’s what friends do), and I probably should have skipped college and just bought stock in Ben & Jerry’s instead. So when I saw my favorite ice cream in truffle form (and so incredibly easy to make), I whipped them right up. The sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy – it all dances around in one little truffle. I dare you to only eat one. (Hint: It’s impossible, I tried and failed miserably.)
These are made very much like the traditional buckeyes – a mixture of peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar rolled into balls and then dipped in chocolate (a Christmas staple!). The kicker is the crushed up pretzels – they add a kick of salty and a little bit of crunch to what is already an unbelievable treat. And you all know that next to peanut butter and chocolate together, the other thing I can’t resist is a sweet/salty combo. Bonus for me – I get it all right here in one little truffle!
These are super easy to make – no special equipment needed. Just a bowl, a spoon and your ingredients. Be forewarned – you’ll probably “accidentally” leave some of the mixture in the bowl which will require you to not waste it and eat what’s left with said spoon. We don’t want to waste, now do we?[/donotprint]
Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles
- 1½ cups (120 g) pretzel pieces
- ½ cup (129 g) creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- Pinch salt
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 cup (180 ml) milk or semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
- Put the pretzel pieces into a resealable plastic bag and crush into very small bits (a rolling pin works great for this).
- In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and salt. Stir until all of the ingredients are completely blended and smooth. Add the pretzel bits to the peanut butter mixture and mix thoroughly. Add the powdered sugar and mix until completely combined.
- Line a small baking sheet with wax paper. Using a small cookie scoop, or about 2 teaspoons worth of peanut butter mixture, gently shape into a ball with your fingertips. Place the ball on the wax paper-lined cookie sheet and repeat with the remaining peanut butter mixture. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to dip the truffles, microwave the chocolate chips and vegetable shortening together in a small bowl at 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until completely melted and smooth.
- Working one at a time, dip one peanut butter-pretzel ball into the melted chocolate and use a fork to roll it around, ensuring that it is completely coated with chocolate. Let any extra chocolate drip off and place back on the wax paper-lined sheet. Repeat with all of the peanut butter-pretzel balls.
- Return the baking sheet to the refrigerator and again chill for at least 30 minutes. Garnish with a drizzle of melted peanut butter and crushed pretzels, if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Can these be frozen ? How far in advance can they be made ?
Yes, you can freeze them! They would keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Do you have to kerp them refrigerated?
Have you tried extracts with cream cheese?
Like gingersnap cookie truffles with orange extracts?
Banana sandwich cookie truffles with rum extract? Oreo sandwich cookies with peppermint or coffee? Vanilla with maple or hazlenut?
Lemon with coconut?
Can you use liqueur in cream cheese? Grand marnier, chambord, creme de cassis, godiva, rumchata, baileys irish cream? Im thinking a tablespoon or less per 8oz of cream cheese.
Hi Stephanie, You could use any/all of these flavors if you like. Experiment!
I will be making your creamy stove top mac and cheese Sunday with my dinner. I will be back on line before 10:00p.m.
About how many does this recipe make?
Hi Heather, The yield is listed above in the recipe box – about 18 truffles.
I crushed the pretzels before measuring, which was a huge mistake. I ended up with way too much and it didn’t work. I will need to try this one again and measure before crushing!
Oh my god these are pure bliss. I made them vegan (with earth balance and dark chocolate chips) and they turned out fabolous!
I decided to make these for a cookie exchange. The recipe only makes 18, so after tripling this, I decided to make actual Peanut Butter Balls and just swap out the Rice Krispies for the pretzel bits! It makes the mixture smoother and easier to form into nice balls. And you can shorten the dipping process by using chocolate bark coating. Cuts out the need for shortening. I think they’re going to love these tonight!
Do you have to use pretzels can u use Cheerios
Hi Daytona, The pretzels imitate the traditional flavors of chubby hubby ice cream, but you could try Cheerios if you’d like.
Made these for Christmas! I made them gluten, lactose and peanut free for the allergies in our household! Worked so well! Used gluten free pretzels, no nut butter (made with soybeans), and lactose free chocolate! Was such a big hit!
What do you think about pressing them in a pan, cutting into little squares, and then dipping in chocolate? Do you think this would save rolling time?
Hi Sara, I haven’t tried doing it this way; if you try it, let me know how it turns out!
Can I freeze these??
Do you think you could sub pecans or peanuts for the pretzels?
Hi Hannah, Yes, you could do that!
Wow, my husband took one bite of these before I even dipped them in chocolate and asked if that was all we had because he could eat them all himself.
The Chubby Hubby Truffles are looking amazing and delicious. I will also make this delicious recipe at my home. Please tell us about more interesting and delicious recipes.
I made these yesterday and used gluten free pretzels, earth balance non-dairy butter, and dairy free chocolate chips. Vegan, gluten-free, and DELICIOUS!
I just made this and the peanut butter part is cooling in the fridge right now. I really do hope they turn out! I too had problems with lumpiness. I had to add way more peanut butter and even a little honey to get the mixture to bind. I pressed them into a scoop and got pretty neat little mounds, nonetheless. If I make them again I will reduce the amount of pretzels and up the peanut butter. Just providing a little feedback for those who might get frustrated.
For those having trouble with “lumpy” truffles, I recommend firmly pressing the mixture into the cookie scoop. Then once you have them all on the sheet, go back and roll them in your hands. This really smooths and rounds them out. I’ve made these a few times now and I think they’re fantastic. The peanut butter drizzle and pretzel topping really take these over the top!
I want to put this recipe on my christmas baking to-do list.. it looks too irresistible! I was just wondering if I could use butter instead of shortening in this recipe? Thanks! :)
Hi Kelli, I would not recommend substituting butter, as it has different properties than shortening, and the chocolate may not melt properly.
Making these this weekend! I was wondering what the purpos of the vegetable shortening is. Would it work if I dipped them in just melted chocolatewithout the shortening?
Hi Verinica, The vegetable shortening thins the chocolate, which makes coating the truffles much easier. Otherwise, the chocolate will get sort of gloomy. I would not recommend doing it without the shortening.
I made these last night on a whim. They were great! “Chubby Hubby Balls!” Ha Ha Ha. I love the crunch! I made them with Semi Sweet chips and next I might try Milk chocolate.
Just finished making a batch of your gorgeous truffles! I found that the crushed pretzel garnish stuck better when the chocolate coating still had a glossy sheen. Will post photos on my blog in a couple of weeks … with full props to you, of course.
These were absolutely delicious! I needed to make them vegan so I used Earth Balance instead of butter. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, Michelle! (Blogged them here: http://www.wingitvegan.com/2013/10/chubby-hubby-truffles.html)
Hi ! Can i use butter instead of vegetable shortening ??
Hi Lulu, I would not recommend butter; if you must substitute, I would recommend coconut oilI would try coconut oil, although you will certainly notice the coconut flavor.
Just finished making the filling so waiting on the chillin! Good even not covered in chocolate! Omg…. So easy and so good! The only thing that would make this any better is to serve them with a bowl of B&J”s ice cream!
Yum! I saw this blog by accident and I like what I’m reading. You’ve got a new fan.
You can buy small pretzels filled with peanut butter….I’m thinking just dipping them in chocolate would be a similar version of this and even easier yet. Worth a shot! =)
Look totally amazing. My favorites: chocolate, peanut butter, pretzels…..Thanks!
I tried making these and ran into a lot of problems. I read the amount of pretzels as crushed like a few others did. I also used fresh peanut butter instead of jarred. They were so dry I couldn’t roll them together. I had to add extra peanut butter and butter and they still didn’t hold together very well. I wish I had known :(
When I make Buckeye Balls I melt the PB and Butter. You don’t do this with this recipe? What would happen if you did? Anyone try that? These sound delicious and I will give it a try! :)
These are WONDERFUL and so easy!! Thank you so much for the recipe! My husband said immediately, “I can see where they get their name from!”. I will be making a triple batch of these for tomorrow’s New Years Eve. party! I can’t wait to share them with friends.
I just discovered your website and am a new fan! This is fantastic and I can’t wait to try this recipe (and many others). Thank you!!!!
I made a batch of these last weekend to test and they are so amazing! We are addicted to them now and are so good that I decided to make 3 double batches to give out as Christmas presents to friends and family. They are relatively easy and lots of fun to make! Great for mailing in packages. And my husband loves to eat the leftover mixture and melted chocolate :)
I just made your Chubby Hubby recipe and modified it to be like your homemade reese cups. Super cute! Thanks!
Wish i would have read through all the comments first… I measured my pretzels crushed, and it was a pain getting them into “neat, little,balls”. Guess this batch will be extra crunchy.
I attempted to make these today but they would not hold the round shape. They kept crumbling. So I spread them in a pan and stuck them in the freezer. Then I drizzled them with melted chocolate and cut them into pieces. Kind of like a bark.
I make a similar item, but instead of pretzels I use graham cracker crumbs. The pretzels would definitely shine against the sweetness of the PB mix. Looks like I have another version to try!! Thank you. Your creativity is appreciated. Different backgrounds definitely bring different food experiences to the table!!
I used Jif Natural Peanut Butter in these and it was a disaster. Every time I dipped them in chocolate, they just completely fell apart. That’s the only thing I can think of — the Jif is super thin and creamy since it needs its oil mixed in. Sucks cuz I made a double batch :(
Can you just use Baker’s chocolate or other melting chocolate as opposed to combining melted chocolate chips and shortening?
Hi Rachel, I’m not sure what Baker’s chocolate is. Adding the shortening to any type of chocolate when you melt it for the purpose of coating something thins it out, which keeps it from clumping up. You could substitute coconut oil if you don’t want to use shortening.
Hi–thank you for sharing this great recipe, I made them for an office Thanksgiving potluck yesterday and they were a hit! I’m planning on bringing some to Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday but will be traveling for 2-3 hours by car–do you think these will keep for that long without being refrigerated? Thanks!
Hi Samantha, They should do just fine! Just don’t put them by your feet with the heat blasting ;-)
Hi! I am a long time reader, your recipes and insight are SUCH a lovely addition to our family! Would you say this truffle recipe is basically comparable to the buckeye recipe on your website except the truffle recipe has pretzels? It seems like the buckeyes are super sweet with all the powdered sugar, but it makes a ton more than the truffle recipe. Thanks for any insight.
Hi Alicia, Yes, this is very similar to buckeye recipes.
Hi! I was wondering is there possibly anything to substitute the vegetable shortening when melting chocolate? thanks!
Hi Tina, You can substitute an equal amount of coconut oil in place of the vegetable shortening.
made these for a picnic and they were a HUGE hit! i drizzled caramel on the top. easy and fun to make…great kid activity!
Instead of making these into truffles, I skipped the chocolate-coating part and added chunks of these to vanilla bean ice cream with a fudge swirl…modified Chubby Hubby ice cream! It was delicious :)
What an awesome idea, Maria! I bet that ice cream is fabulous!
Do you have to use veggitable shortning or can it be supstitited for plain shortining or butter?
Hi Araella, I’m not sure what “plain” shortening is, but any type of shortening, or I’ve heard people have had success with coconut oil.
Wow, I’m saving this right now! I also loved chubby hubby!
Just made these for my scrawny hubby! He gives them an A! That is rare for him. Hopefully these chubby him up. I’m also bringing them to easter brunch this weekend. Thank you for a one-bowl recipe that does not require a food processor, and thank pinterestCom.com for the introduction!
Do you think these are best with a natural PB or something like JIF?? I can’t wait to try them!!!
Hi Heidi, Definitely a “regular” peanut butter like JIF. Enjoy!
Just wanted to say I made these and they were DELICIOUS.
Anyone know if these freeze well? I’m making a whole bunch of sweet nibbles for my son’s birthday party and am trying to make some things that I can make and freeze ahead of time! Thanks!
I haven’t frozen them, but you could definitely make them a week or so in advance and just refrigerate.
Oh I will be making these! Thanks for sharing…found them on Pinterest of all places – lol. Thanks for sharin’. :)
I made a batch of these a few weeks ago, and they were so good that they didn’t last but 10 minutes in my house!! For NYE I made a bit larger of a batch… I made 125 of them. No. lie. And come the next morning, there were only 4 left! I get the feeling that… maybe… everyone kind of liked them ;) THANKS for such an AMAZING RECIPE!!!!!
I forgot about this blog until I saw it on this blog today. I have to make these. They look TDF-Good! My favorite combo – PB and Pretzel. What could be better. My son is allergic to nuts so I would not normally make something like this BUT this weekend my son will be out-of=town so I will make these for my hubby and I. I’ll get back to you on it. I bet they are amazing. The picture looks like something out of a candy shop.
I made this over Christmas and they definitely came out lumpier than the photo. Next time I’ll crush the pretzels a bit more as the larger pieces didn’t incorporate into the mixture that well. Also I think I’d make the peanut balls a little smaller since one you dip them in chocolate they do increase in size. They were definitely a huge hit though!
Wowowowow. I’ve never had Chubby Hubby ice cream (gasp) but it, and these, sounds amazing!
Crazy! This is really stunning! I usuallu just buy for a box of chocolate, but i think i should try this recipe soon!
These were a HUGE hit for my family xmas eve party!! I even made a soy nut butter batch for my mom who is allergic and they’re also delish!! Thanks for the great ideas!
I made EIGHT batches of these yesterday to give out at our Christmas Eve celebration. I think they are wonderful. I used extra thin “Utz” pretzels that I measured in a dry 1 1/2 cup measuring cup. I pressed down on them slightly and then crushed them down (not into a powder, but small pieces) in a gallon bag. I was doubling the ingredients (or so I thought) but forgot to double the brown sugar and powdered sugar the first two times. I added extra powdered sugar later on since the mixture wasn’t stiff enough to scoop out. I then just mixed up the other batches using the correct measurements and then mixed all eight batches together in a large bowl to help ensure all truffles were consistent. The finished product reminds me of the awesome peanut butter pretzels from Edward Marc! I am sure they will be a big hit. I have to say I was worried that the pretzel pieces were going to get soggy but I ate one for breakfast (bad girl!) this morning and they were as crunchy as they were yesterday. Thanks for yet another great recipe and a Merry Christmas to everyone!
My kids and I made these last night and I just thought they were okay, even though I usually love chocolate-PB combinations. One problem is that I read 1 1/2 cups of “pretzel pieces” as the chopped ones, so I ended up with way too much pretzel and had to double everything else then. I think that’s supposed to be 1 1/2 cups of pretzels and then you make little pieces out of them? They were a bit too salty and rich. I may have over-crushed the pretzels too. I think they might have been better with larger pieces instead of finely crushed pretzels. The only change I made was to use cashew butter instead of peanut butter because we have a peanut allergic child. Maybe store-bought PB would have made a sweeter truffle since there’s usually a lot of added sugar? We dipped some in melted white chocolate chips and some in melted dark chocolate chips and then drizzled the other color on top and sprinkled pretzel bits on top. They looked really impressive but I’m going to try some other truffle recipes next.
Thanks so much for the recipe! Turned out great! Im using them to give out for christmas gifts this year. I tried melting the chocolate once with the vegetable oil and it didn’t turn out so well for me. But it still worked great with out it! Loved the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Thank you for the great recipe. They were the first item gone from my cookie table. My poor hubby didn’t even get to try one!
I made these today for part of my Christmas cookie plate and they are soooo good I think I ate several truffles worth of the peanut butter filling while making them! I don’t know how you got them so round, they were sooo sticky and messy to roll and with the little pretzel pieces they came out a bit lumpy. I will make these again for sure.
My husband and daughter love peanutbutter and these sound just the thing to make for them, but I have a question, do the pretzels get soggy after a while or do they stay crunchy?
Hi Debbie, Mine definitely stayed crunchy in the truffle.
These are on my “make for christmas tins” list…do you think they’d ship okay? Or do they need to remain frozen??
They definitely don’t need to be frozen, and this time of year I think it would be more than cool enough where the chocolate shouldn’t melt.
I mean nutty buddy…lol
I made these over the weekend for my colleagues. They were a big hit. I love that they taste like nutty butty bars. Yummy!
I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I just registered so that I can start leaving comments for all the wonderful things I’ve made from your site. I made these last week to add to my cookie trays. I quadrupled the recipe because I already decided they sounded too good for just one batch. I grew up on buckeyes and loved the idea of the extra crunch and salt in these. I did need to add more powdered sugar to get the texture right at those quantities. It made 91 wonderful truffles. Dipped some in milk, some in semi sweet. I drizzled melted peanut butter chips on top and started topping with crushed pretzels because I loved the look…then realized that for the storage time I needed, the pretzels would get stale…so I stopped…bummer! The only change I would make for next time is to add a little more salt which might have gotten thrown off in the quadrupling, or maybe sprinkle a tiny bit of really coarse salt on top to get the perfect sweet salty combo…not that the 91 I’ve made will get a single complaint from my family or any of my cookie tray list recipients…Thank you for a really fun recipe!
Omg these are absolutely to die for! Chocolate, pb & pretzels = heaven. Yum!!
Hi Michelle – I think there’s a typo on the ingredient list…..it says “1 cup milk or semisweet chocolate chips”. :)
You’re one of my FAVORITE go-to bloggers btw….love, love, love your blog!!
Hi Shawnie, That refers to chocolate chips – as in, you could use 1 cup of milk chocolate chips or 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, whichever your preference is.
LOL – I must have read that 5 times and did not catch that…that is cracking me up!!! Pardon me!! :)
Thank you for clarifying i was thinking the same thing so was reading through to see if anyone else asked that hahaha.
Oh … My ….
Hi! These look wonderful!! Every year I have to come up with some ideas for my husband to take to people for work. Is this something I could make ahead and freeze until I need them? I am trying to find some things I can do ahead of time so I’m not running frantic the day he delivers trying to bake and package. Thanks so much!!
Hi Lynn, You could actually make these a couple of weeks in advance and just keep them in the refrigerator.
I love pinterest! I waste entirely too much time on that site. These look so good!
amazing and so easy to make! Thank you for an easy and pleasing gift for holiday giving!
AWESOME RECIPE! Made these last night and my hubby said today, ” why did you make them, get rid of them I am eating to many”. These are that good. I made them with intention of giving them away but instead we have eaten them all.
Chubby hubby truffles, what a cute name! My wife loves making truffles but she is not so much of a fan of adding peanut butter to it. Gonna show this to her tonight to convince her :D
These look to die for!!
Top 9 yay! Yum! What a great idea. Half Baked Truffles here I come! I love the half baked flavor mmmm!!
I’d be the “chubby wife” after eating these. Congratulations on Top 9!
YUM. I’ve made bark with these ingredients but I think a truffle sounds so much better.
Hey Michelle, you mentioned a peanut butter allergy in the buck eye post. Did you get over it?
Hi Sandra, I did! I actually wrote all about it in this post: https://www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/02/16/for-the-love-of-peanut-butter-and-cinnamon/
These look totally awesome!
At first I thought they were storebought…but after you said you’ve made them yourself my jar just dropped. They look like they came straight from the store! Well done! And thank you so much for showing us how to make them.
I don’t think I can stop after one either!
These look very good and sinful.
I can’t wait to make these and share – or maybe not share and eat them all myslef! thank you!
It’s no wonder I love reading your blog so much!!
Oh my world, I want these right now! I think I’m going to go out and buy some of the saltiest pretzels that I can find and make these. Then eat them all…
These look divine and I am going to make them right now!! I know I can always count on you for awesome peanutbutter/chocolate recipes of goodness!!!
I just love chocolate and pretzels together! Yum!! I need to make these. So many fun goodies to make,so excited for the holiday season!!
I love that buckeyes are a staple in your holiday-life too. They have been in mine since I can remember. My mom makes them every year and this year I am going to give them a go as well. These sound amazing. I can’t eat ice cream (lactose intolerant…ugh), so I love ice cream alternatives!
Those are super adorable, and of course the name wins my heart. I’d love to make them for my husband!
ooh i’ve made something similar (though not as pretty) and they are fantastic! gotta love pinterest finds!
I have these pinned too. I think I would drizzle caramel as others have suggested and instead of crushed pretzel, a little bit of kosher salt maybe? Made a cookie like that, it was fantastic. I am sure these truffles are too!
Stupid question. . . . but do I measure the pretzel pieces before or after I crush them??
Hi Brigette, Not a stupid question! Measure them before you crush them (I broke mine into smaller pieces to measure so that they fit into the measuring cup).
You might want to note that the pretzel measure is prior to breaking them. I broke them first and ended up with too much pretzel and they didn’t hold together well. Tasted good though. I’ll try these again
Is it possible to use chunky peanut butter or would it get too bulky? I can’t help but love peanuts! ^_^
Hi Nem, I haven’t tried it with chunky and am not sure if that would keep them from rolling into neat balls, but I always say, hey, give it a try!
What a delicious looking treat.
I too love Pinterest…maybe a little too much.
Don’t these look delicious and I love the caramel drizzle. Love the title. Have a great day.
Those look amazing. And they are very easy to make vegan too, I have to try them!
You’re SUCH a trouble maker.
there goes dinner or any plans to eat anything healthy for the rest of my life … these look so irresistible.
These are totally perfect for Christmas. I can’t wait to try them!
The truffles look delicious and sinful. Can you please tell me what you drizzled over the top of them?
Hi Heather – It’s melted peanut butter (and crushed pretzels). So sorry I forgot to include the garnish in the recipe, I have since edited it and included that information.
Mmmm nothing better than sweet with salty – these look amazing!!
My mom always makes these at Christmas too but with Rice Krispies. Can’t wait to try these out to surprise her with a twist on her classic!
Oh my good god that’s amazing!
I also indulged in Chubby Hubby way too many times during my college years. How can you beat the combination of ice cream, peanut butter and pretzels? These look scrumptious, the perfect treat to wrap up for people around the holidays. Thanks for posting!
These look SO delicious! I can pop truffles in one after another – this is definitely a problem! :)
A prize winning combination!
Well I know what I am doing this weekend now! Making these fantastic treats! I have intentions to share these with people. But I am not going to tell anyone I am making them just in case they all get eaten……by me! :) Thanks!! YUMMY!!
Ok – I love the blog and NOW I love your pinterest “pins”!!!
These are heading straight to PITT for finals week. My son & his friends in the dorm will LOVE them! Marco says “thanks!”
Oh my! These look dangerous! I can’t wait to try them
Drizzling caramel over these was a great idea. What a total lovely and irresistible treat!
Oh these sound great! I’ve got two kinds of truffles on my list for Christmas, might as well add these to it too!
LOL you never want to waste anything! But these sound like they need a double batch, just in case.
What a great and simple treat. I love reading your blog for ideas!
Good Morning. I am wondering what you drizzled on top of the Chubby Hubby Truffles? Looks like caramel? Could you explain what and how you did it? Also, did you sprinkle crushed pretzels over the caramel? Thank you
Hi Anne-Marie, So sorry I forgot to include the garnish in the recipe, I have edited it above. It is melted peanut butter (I just used a spoon to drizzle back and forth), and a sprinkle of crushed pretzels.
Oooh, these look great! Is that caramel or peanut butter drizzled on top? Did you sprinkle leftover pretzel on top as well?
Hi Beth, I drizzled melted peanut butter and crushed pretzels. I forgot to mention that above, oops! I have edited the recipe to include the garnish.
Delicious! I am finding way too many sweets to make on Pinterest! Half Baked was my Ben and Jerry’s posion of choice
These look like they might be contender in our Christmas gift baskets this year. And can I just ask, WHY on earth would you even try to just eat one? That’s just a horrible idea! They’re little, that means you can eat 10, right?
These look delish! What have you drizzled on top of these gems?
Hi Michele, Melted peanut butter! :)
Wow these look fantastic :) I’m from Columbus where Buckeyes are the official candy, but I prefer mine with rice krispies or pretzels inside for that salty kick. And Chubby Hubby was always my flavor of choice when I was addicted to Ben & Jerry’s in college!
I made these truffles over the weekend! I love this name though…chubby hubby truffles…perfect!! These things are amazing!
Oh my! All my favorite flavors in one candy. Definitely adding these to my Christmas candy making list.
I HAVE to make these soon! It’s all my favorite flavors in one small bite-size package!
I make an edible gift each year for my mom’s side of the family. These just made the short list!!! I do have two questions–did you start out with the small pretzel twists and should the brown sugar be packed? Thanks!
Hi Lisa, I had regular size pretzel (the thin kind), and broke them into pieces before measuring. And yes, the brown sugar should be packed.
Oh my goodness these sound amazing. I love the combo of PB and pretzels!
One of my favorite flavors as well, mmmm! I know how the whole pint situation goes down too, no worries ;-)
I am going to make these with soy nut butter. My son is allergic to peanuts but would love these.
Let us know how this goes.. I was thinking of making them for Xmas but my mom is allergic!
That’s awesome, what a great B&J flavor. I wonder if there is a way to work the malt component in..or if that would be good – what do you think?
I’m trying to figure that part out myself. Let me know if you come up with any ideas and I’ll be sure to do likewise!
Hmm that’s a good idea! I imagine you could mix in a little malted milk powder.
What about crushed Maltezers/malt balls?
They look amazing! Another great thing to use in them is Rice Krispies, it also adds an extra crunch.
Mmm these sound delightful! I love trying new truffle recipes :)
I love that these have different texture and a sweet and salty combo, oh and of course that they are made with chocolate and peanut butter!
OMG….they are awesome…just drooling over. You are a great cook.
Oh, heck yes! I make something very similiar so I am all too familiar with this addiction! ;)
These look amazing! Chubby Hubby was always one of my favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavors too. I say “was”, because I rarely let myself buy it anymore! I can and will polish off the pint!
That little pretzel crunch is just epic!
Please, please, please send me the leftovers? HOLY YUM!
These are on my list to make ASAP and get them mailed off to some very deserving people. Thinking of making 10 batches. Everyone is going to be so thankful! As am I. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.
Ummmm, YUM! I’m new here…been stalking your blog all day. I have some new White Chocolate Peanut Butter…maybe I’ll use that! These look delicious!