These 5 Ingredient Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies are everything the name promises and more…dipped in chocolate, a combination of sweet and savory, SUPER easy to make, only 5 Ingredients, making them perfect for this weeks’ Five Ingredient Friday!
It’s almost embarrassing how easy these cookies are to make, you combine 4 of the ingredients to make the cookie dough in one bowl, get out some aggression by crushing some pretzels, bake the cookies, dip them in some chocolate and to be extra fancy, sprinkle some pretzel bits on the top, and voila, you have yourself some absolutely delicious cookies!
For these cookies I used the last of my Easter candy in the form of melting a sacrificial milk chocolate bunny…dark chocolate would also be great with these cookies…and lets be real, is there anyone who doesn’t like the Peanut Butter-Chocolate combination?
I maybe had more than one, OK, OK, who am I kidding? I maybe had more than two….all in the name of recipe testing, right? Hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I did!
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Pretzels 1/2 Cup for cookie dough, 1/2 cup for topping, crushed
- 1 Egg
- 3.5-4 oz Milk chocolate melted
- Preheat oven to 350, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl combine peanut butter, sugar, egg, and 1/2 a cup of crushed pretzels (I crush my pretzels by putting them in a zip lock bag and then putting the bag on a cutting board and then smash the top of the bag with a can or bottom of a coffee mug). Stir until everything is combined...you'll need to put some muscle into it, or you can always use your hand.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop uniform dough balls and place on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart (they will expand) and with a fork make a crisscross pattern. Bake for 6-8 minutes until the cookies are slightly brown...they can over bake quickly, so make sure to remove them from the oven in time. Cool on a cooling rack until not to hot to touch.
- While cookies are cooling melt the chocolate in the microwave. Do this by microwaving it in 30 second intervals, stirring in-between. My chocolate bunny in pieces took a minute and a half.
- Dip one side of a cookie into the chocolate and lay back down on the parchment paper lined sheet you used to bake the cookies, then sprinkle a few pretzel pieces on top of the melted chocolate. Allow to cool for 15 minutes or until the chocolate hardens, then enjoy!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
Oh goodness flourless peanut butter cookies are my fav! And with pretzels and chocolate dipped?! Dayum!! I actually have one in the works 😉 So I am excited to try these as well!!
I love a good peanut butter cookie so I can’t wait to see what you come up with, these are definitely worth trying too…there can never be too many Peanut Butter Cookies 😉
These are probably some of my favorite ingredients. I have done the peanut butter and chocolate combo. I have also done the pretzel and chocolate combo. Heck, I have even done the pretzel and peanut butter combo. You combining all of that together has blown my mind.
This is just cookie perfection!
Thank you-thank you for the sweet comment 🙂
Hi Phi, These sounds so delicious, how clever of you to come up with crushing pretzels for the dough just by staring at your pantry. Love this combination.
The combination of Peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate….YUM, right? Thanks for commenting Cheri 🙂
Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking says
Get out of town. These are just 5 ingredients?! I am SO on it.
I know, right?! It almost seems impossible that these delicious cookies have only 5 ingredients…totally worth trying, and thanks for commenting 🙂
Mademoiselle Gourmande says
I somehow always read the recipe title and am really impressed… Then I realize that it’s part of you ‘five ingredient’ series and I’m just curious… How could this work? Then I read the recipe and am stunned. How do you come up with this? They look amazing!
Awe, thank you so much, your comment totally made my day!! The story of how I come up with these recipes is a three part story. Part 1-after having a conversation with one of my sisters we were talking about how on Fridays, after the busy work week we just want something simple to put together that doesn’t have a bazillion ingredients. Part 2- The recipe development usually starts with me standing in front of my pantry and letting out a big sign and thinking I have nothing I can make…lots of standing and staring lol. Then part three is me giving myself a little kick in the bum and trying out different 5 ingredient combinations and thinking ‘what is the easiest and best tasting thing I can make with what I have’and then a little Five Ingredient Recipe is born (don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of ones that fail too in a big bad way, lol.) But thank you-thank you for the sweet comment!
chef mimi says
wow. I don’t usually bake cookies, but I might have to try these!!! They look wonderful!!!!!
Why thank you for the sweet comment, if you don’t usually bake and are looking for a super easy and delicious cookie-this one is the perfect one for you!