These delicious peanut butter pretzel bites with banana are the perfect treat. They are sweet, salty, crunchy, and covered in chocolate!
Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic combination. And they pair so well with a variety of other snacks too. Like pretzels and bananas. These peanut butter pretzel bites with banana are a delicious blend of flavors. And an easy snack to serve or grab on the go!
What Are Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites?
Peanut butter pretzel bites a delicious bite-sized treat. They are made with banana slices, peanut butter, mini pretzels, and chocolate. Store them in the freezer for a quick snack that is both sweet, salty, and crunchy. My kids love them and so do I because they are so easy to make!
Ingredients Needed for Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites with Banana
- Mini pretzels
- Creamy peanut butter
- Melting chocolate
- Double boiler
- Parchment Paper
How to Make These Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
These pretzel bites are such an easy treat to make. Start with a banana cut into slices. Make the slices about 1/2 inch thick. Lay the slices out on a sheet of parchment paper.
Then, top each slice with a small dollop of creamy peanut butter. Our preferred brand is Kirkland’s Signature Organic peanut butter. We buy it in bulk at Costco.
Next, top each dollop of peanut butter with a mini pretzel. This whole treat was inspired by Snyder’s of Hanover Itty Bitty Minis pretzels. They are truly itty bitty! Each pretzel is only an inch! That makes them perfect for adding on top of a banana slice.
Finally, dip the whole banana peanut butter pretzel in a bowl of melted dark chocolate. I prefer using chocolate melting wafers for these treats. Melting wafers melt more evenly than other chocolates. They also set quickly and firmly.
How to Melt Melting Wafers
Melt chocolate melting wafers on the stovetop using a saucepan and double boiler. Fill the bottom of the saucepan with water. The water should not touch the bottom of the double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, a heat-safe bowl also works. I prefer a double boiler because they have handles that don’t get hot. This makes them easier to move around after the chocolate melts.
Slowly heat the water to a boil using medium-high heat. Don’t heat the pan too much or the chocolate may seize.
Stir in the melting wafers with a bit of coconut oil or vegetable oil. Stir continuously as the chocolate melts.
Melt the melting chocolate in the microwave on the defrost setting in 30-second increments. The defrost setting reduces the power of the microwave to about 30 percent. The lower power melts the chocolate at a slower rate. That reduces the chance of the chocolate seizing as it melts.
What is Seized Chocolate?
Seized chocolate is when the chocolate gets too hot. Or if it comes in contact with moisture. The texture of seized chocolate is thick and grainy. It doesn’t taste terrific either. The desired texture is smooth and easy to stir. So heat the chocolate slowly and at low heat.
Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and dip the bananas. Once the bananas, peanut butter, and pretzels are fully coated in chocolate, place them on the parchment paper. Allow the chocolate to set for 30 minutes to an hour.
Add Fun Toppings
Before the chocolate sets, you can add additional toppings to these bites. Toppings, like salt or nuts, enhance the crunch and saltiness of the pretzels.
- Flakey sea salt
- White chocolate drizzle
- Crushed nuts
- Graham cracker crumbs
How to Store Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
Store these peanut butter pretzel bites in an airtight plastic container in the freezer. These snacks are great to pop right out of the freezer and immediately eat. They last up to six months in the freezer. But I’m sure they will get eaten long before then!
More Easy Sweet Treat Ideas
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- 1 double boiler
- parchment paper
- 1 banana cut into 1/2" slices
- peanut butter
- mini pretzels
- 1 cup melted chocolate
- Cut a banana into 1/2" slices and lay slices out on a piece of parchment paper.
- Top each slice with a small dollop of creamy peanut butter.
- Top each dollop of peanut butter with a mini pretzel.
- Melt 1 cup of chocolate melting wafers on the stove using a double boiler.
- Dip the whole banana peanut butter pretzel in a bowl of melted dark chocolate.
- Set bites on parchment paper to cool.
- Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour for the chocolate to set before enjoying it.
Love how quick and easy these are to put together, and also that you can customize them! I wouldn’t have thought to put pretzels in these, but it’s an awesome idea for the sweet/salty combo!
Hope you’re having a great week so far! 🙂
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