Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Blocks
Chocolate blocks are a step easier than truffles—a little like homemade two-bite chocolate bars. You could add chopped toasted nuts, coconut and/or dried fruit in place of the pretzels, but their crunch and salt make the chocolate-peanut butter combo irresistible. These are far less finicky than peanut butter cups, but hit all the same notes.
3 cups chocolate chips or chopped chocolate 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy 1 to 2 cups small or stick pretzels
1. In a medium bowl, melt chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave or over a pot of simmering water, stirring until melted and smooth.
2. Put pretzels into a sealable bag, seal and roughly crush with a rolling pin or can, leaving some bigger pieces—you want a range from big to small. Stir pieces into chocolate mixture and pour into a parchment-lined 8- or 9-inch square pan. Chill in fridge until set. Let sit at room temperature for a bit to make them easier to cut into small bars or squares. Makes about 5 dozen small blocks.