AbsoluteCARE Nutrition Department’s Recipe of the Month – January 2020

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

With the holidays having just passed, some are worried about their overindulgences. However, it can be beneficial to have a small amount of a satisfying treat when you are craving something sweet. Even with only 64 calories and five grams of carbohydrates per truffle, these could really hit the spot!

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Makes: 20 Servings (Serving Size: 1 truffle)

INGREDIENTS (Key: T = Tablespoon, t = teaspoon, oz = ounce)

  • ½ cup crunchy natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped salted pretzels
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips, melted


  • Combine peanut butter and pretzels in a small bowl. Chill in the freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.
  • Roll the peanut butter mixture into 20 balls (about 1 teaspoon each). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze until very firm, about 1 hour.
  • Roll the frozen balls in melted chocolate*
  • Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

*To melt chocolate: microwave on medium for one minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on medium, stirring every 20 seconds until melted.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (for each serving)
Calories: 64
Fat: 4 grams
Saturated fat: 1 gram
Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates: 5 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Sodium: 53 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams


Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles.” Eating Well. Available at: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250001/peanut-butter-pretzel-truffles/. Accessed December 29, 2016.