Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chocolate Covered Fluffernutter Hearts

Even though it's slightly embarrassing to be posting about Valentine's Treats
when it's already the first week of March, I refuse to wait till next year to post
about these little treats. 

I'm stubborn like that. 

And please try to ignore the fact that they're decorated with Christmas sprinkles.
I had brilliantly thought that the red and white decorating sugars I had on hand would look darling, not taking into account that they would just disappear into the chocolate. 
These were the only acceptable sprinkles I had.

And Christmas sprinkles are better than no sprinkles. 
My kids didn't notice anyways. 
They were too busy munching and wiping chocolate off their fingers and asking for more.

When I first saw this recipe, I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it myself.  I've posted before about Chocolate Peanut Sweeties, which have a creamy peanut butter confection dipped in chocolate on top of a pretzel.  They're amazing.  These are essentially the same thing, but in a different form.

A little pretzel sandwich with a peanut butter filling, dipped in chocolate. Why had I never even noticed that mini-twist pretzels are shaped like hearts?  And that when totally dipped in chocolate, you wouldn't even know that it's a pretzel?

Well, I know now.  And I love them.  So so cute.  And yummy. 

Recipe: from Home Grown Beanes

1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 T. softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
Mini twist Pretzels
2-3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. shortening or oil

 With a hand held mixer or electric mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, sugars, and marshmallow fluff.  Beat until creamy and smooth.

Scoop out some of the mixture onto a pretzel. Top with another pretzel to make a sandwich.  Press down slightly so you are sure it will stick together.  Wipe off any squished out peanut butter mixture.
Continue until you have used up all of your "Fluffernutter".  I got about 65 pretzel sandwiches. 
Melt chocolate chips with the shortening or oil in microwave (or double boiler). 
Stir until completely smooth.

Dip each pretzel sandwich in the chocolate and tap off the excess.  Lay on wax paper to set up
Decorate with sprinkles if you want.

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