Buckeye Bites

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching! Love it or hate it, it’s unavoidable. One of my favorite quotes that I found on Twitter was, “Valentine’s Day needs to get the hell out of my Target.” Maybe I’m just bitter that Christmas has ended, winter is dragging on, and I’m single this year. But don’t let me get ya down!

I have some Valentine’s Day treats lined up over the coming weeks — hope you enjoy!

Yield: 40+ bites

Buckeye Bites

Buckeye Bites

Buckeyes made better by the crunch of a pretzel!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • Pretzels (any small type will work – squares, traditional twists)
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips


    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

    2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat peanut butter and butter until combined. Add sugars and beat until combined. If needed, add more powdered sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll.

    3. Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 teaspoon in size. Sandwich the balls between two pretzels and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

    4. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or carefully in the microwave). Stir occasionally until smooth and thoroughly melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.

    5. Dip each pretzel bit halfway into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet. Decorate with sprinkles. Chill in the refrigerator until chocolate is set.


Your yield will depend on how much buckeye filling you place between your pretzels.

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