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Captain Colbert’s Peanut Butter Pretzels

At my first FRG (Family Readiness Group for the Army) meeting last night, I decided to whip up some treats to impress everyone with. You know, first impressions are everything with ladies like these! So with that said, I needed to create something that would WOW them!

What woman doesn’t love chocolate?  What woman doesn’t love peanut butter?  And really?  If you love them both… you definitely love them together.

Peanut Butter Filling + Pretzels + Dunked in Chocolate = Heaven in my Mouth

I’m actually eating one for breakfast, they’re that good.

Who am I kidding. These aren’t just for women. Because let me they you…. they were a HUGE hit at the meeting too.   Even the soldiers that were there, one in particular, loved them.  CPT Colbert went on and on about these little goodies… and asking what they were called.   A name?  Uhmhmmm…. other that what they’re made of?  I didn’t have one.

As I got home from the meeting, I thought more and more about a name for these yummies and then it hit me…. name them after the man who loves them!! CPT COLBERT!  And… there we have it.

These little creations are two pretzels sandwiched together with a creamy, sugary peanut butter filling, dipped into chocolate.  Crunchy, sweet, chocolate, peanut butter and a little bit of salt.  So good.

This recipe made about 50 pretzel sandwiches.  It could make more if you use lessing peanut butter filling in them and more chocolate. The original recipe come from 17 & Baking.

CPT Colbert’s Peanut Butter Pretzels

1 large bag of mini pretzels

1 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
2 tbsp butter, room temperature

1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and peanut butter. Add the vanilla & salt and mix.
  2. Add the brown sugar and mix until creamy.
  3. Mix in the powdered sugar. You may need to add a little more if your mixture is too soft. You want it to be pretty firm to hold up in the pretzel sandwich.
  4. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix some more until creamy and smooth.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches, scoop a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter filling onto a pretzel. Sandwich a second pretzel on top, making sure not to squeeze too hard. We don’t want to pb to ooze out the holes. Set the pretzels on a parchment lined tray and freeze for one hour.
  6. Melt your chocolate. I melted mine in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirred, 15 more seconds, stirred, 15 more seconds, stirred… until fully melted. You only want it in the microwave long enough to get it warm enough to melt completely by mixing. Do not over heat your chocolate. Add the butter and mix until melted into the chocolate.
  7. Dunk your frozen pretzels into the chocolate and shake off excess. Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes until chocolate firms.
  8. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator to keep peanut butter firm until serving.