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Peanut Butter Pretzel Cups in a stack with one bite out of the top one

Peanut Butter Pretzel Cups

 Decadent, sweet and salty peanut butter cup recipe. Dark chocolate and pretzels make these Peanut Butter Pretzel Cups one of my ultimate favourite treats. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peanut butter recipe, peanut butter cups recipe, pretzel dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Samantha


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup icing (confectioner's) sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (in microwave in short 20-30 second bursts)
  • 8 oz. semi sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 6 oz. dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup crushed pretzel pieces


  1. Using a double boiler method* melt semi-sweet and dark chocolate together. Once almost all the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and stir until remaining chocolate has melted (removing a bit early will prevent the chocolate from burning).

  2. While chocolate is melting, line a mini muffin pan with wrappers (or grease)**.  In a medium bowl, stir together peanut butter, icing sugar, and melted butter.

  3. Carefully place 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate on the bottom of lined mini muffin tin (I usually do about 5-6 at a time pop in the fridge/freezer for 5-10 min). Add 2-3 scant teaspoons of peanut butter mixture, and top with another 1-2 teaspoons of melted chocolate. Top with with a pinch of crushed pretzels (or more if so desired).

  4. Chill for 15-30 minutes or until chocolate solidifies. 

Recipe Notes

* place a heatproof bowl over top of a pot with a couple inches of water in it (bowl should never touch water). Bring water to a simmer. 

** if greased, the PB cups will be more challenging to remove from the pan.