The assembly on these little bundles was a cinch. First I laid out a few sticks.
1 bag pretzel sticks (or squares, or twists, or whatever you got)
1 Cup peanut butter
2 tsp butter, softened
3/4 Cup brown sugar
2/3 Cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl mix together the peanut butter and butter until fully combined and there aren't any lumps. Add in the brown sugar, powdered sugar and vanilla. Roll the peanut butter dough into about two teaspoons size balls.
Lay out the pretzel sticks in sets of three on the baking sheet. I was able to fit 24 sets of 3 on mine.
Add the balls of peanut butter to the sticks. Top with two more pretzels and press them into the dough to make them stick together.
Microwave the chocolate chips and shortening in a small bowl. Dip the "bundles" into the melted chocolate and lay on the baking sheet. Immediately top them with sprinkles and set in the fridge or freezer to chill.
Once the chocolate has hardened, split into decorative bags and give to dear friends or gobble them all up with your Valentine. I made 24 bundles with plenty of peanut butter to spare. I'm sure I could have easily made 48 of these. If you do make 48, be sure you have enough chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Here's the baking sheets I use:
Come by tomorrow where I'll be showing off yet another (shock) Valentine's treat...only this one is doubling as a Birthday "cake" since Hub turns 33 Saturday!!
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