Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

These Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites are my new favorite thing! They are are perfect little bites of Nutella heaven! And so easy to make.

Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

Why, oh why did it take me so long to make these? They’ve been on my list of things I want to make for a while now. I’ve seen the peanut butter versions of these a few times (find Sally’s version here) and wondered how they’d work with Nutella.

Truth is that I like peanut butter, but I’d take Nutella over peanut butter any day. It’s sweeter. ๐Ÿ™‚

And even though I love sweet, one of the great things about these is the little bit of salt from the pretzels. It’s subtle, and yet totally compliments the pretzels and Nutella to make the perfect sweet and salty treat!

Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

Can you tell I’m totally in love with them?

I actually made them for us to eat when we had some friends over to watch football last Saturday. They didn’t last until the end of the game.

Speaking of football – do any of you participate in fantasy football? I never have before, but this year the hubs and another couple that is good friends of ours decided that the 4 of us should compete against each other.

Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

We got all set up to do the draft one night. The guys were armed with all their research they’d done, including printouts. They had strategies and everything.

Us ladies like football, both NFL and college, but just went off of our knowledge of football based on watching it every weekend. We didn’t bother with all the research and everything.

Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

Of course the guys totally thought they’d dominate us.

But guess who’s in first place according to points? That’s right. ME! And us ladies are tied for first based on wins-loses.

Guess strategy doesn’t account for anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

And making the hubs even more frustrated – I’ve completely forgotten my login info and haven’t changed my lineup for a few weeks now. Ha!

I guess I’m just better at drafting players. Or maybe it’s beginners luck. Whatever. I’m winning. I’ll take it!

But back to these amazing bites! I would eat them until I felt sick. And I pretty much did. They are that good.

Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

I’m big on texture and the combo of crunch from the pretzel, the hardened chocolate and firm but not hard Nutella satisfies for sure.

I dipped half of mine in melted peanut butter chips and half in vanilla almond bark. I do love the combo of Nutella and peanut butter, but I didn’t have enough to dip them all. The white chocolate is awesome too.

Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

If you want to do the peanut butter chips, I’ll warn you that even when melted, they are quite thick. You can still dip the bites in when they are nice and cold, but I figured I’d let you know. The almond bark is much thinner and easier to work with.

Either way you go, these babies rock! They’re definitely a new regular for me!

Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites

Ingredients

2 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 cup Nutella
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
60 mini pretzels
8 oz peanut butter/chocolate/white chocolate chips (or almond bark)

Instructions

1. Combine butter and Nutella in a medium sized bowl.
2. Stir in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until it forms a dough. Add additional powdered sugar, if needed.
3. Roll dough into about 30 balls. Dough will be sticky, but you can add more powdered sugar if too sticky to work with. Place the balls on parchment paper as you make them. The balls will be kind of soft, but will firm up nicely in the refrigerator.
4. Refrigerate balls for about 10-15 minutes.
5. Sandwich balls between two pretzels and place back on parchment paper in refrigerator.
6. Refrigerate the pretzel bites while you melt your chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 20-30 seconds.
7. Dip pretzels bites halfway into melted chocolate and place back on parchment paper. Add sprinkles, if desired.
8. Allow bites to dry and store in the refrigerator.

Note: I used half vanilla almond bark and half peanut butter chips for dipping my bites. Just so you know, the peanut butter chips are much thicker when melted. It may seem too thick for dipping, but it works fine as long as your bites are cool and firm.

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Enjoy!

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