(gluten free, vegan option)
why you’ll love this recipe
I love a good no-bake recipe. No-bake recipes are easy to throw together, easy to make with kids and overall just a world of easier than a baked good. Don’t get me wrong, I love brownies, cookies and cakes, but no-bake recieps are so easy! How could you not love them! These easy, no-bake peanut butter chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect combinations of sweet and salty.
Each pretzel is dipped in a mixture of chocolate greek yogurt and peanut butter, then sprinkled with powdered peanut butter on top. If you love a peanut butter and chocolate together, then these are going to be your new favorite healthy treat.
After you dip them in the peanut butter and chocolate greek yogurt, you freeze the pretzels in the freezer to harden the yogurt. That way, the yogurt resembles more of a melted chocolate textured but remains a healthy option!
You can make a big batch of these peanut butter chocolate pretzels, pop them in the freezer and just pull out a handful every time you want a healthy treat or healthy dessert. You can store them in an airtight tupperware or ziploc bag.
If you are having a get together you can display them on a round plate or a serving tray with some chocolate hummus for dipping in the middle.
If you are looking for an easy gift idea, you can fill clear gift bags with the yogurt covered pretzels and tie the top off with ribbon.
ingredients & substitutions
Gluten free pretzels
To make this recipe gluten free be sure to use gluten free pretzels. They taste exactly the same as regular pretzels and have a great crunch! Here are some gluten free pretzels I suggest:
Chocolate Greek Yogurt
This recipe calls for chocolate greek yogurt because it is a healthier option then melted chocolate. When ever I go to the grocery store I try to find the yogurt covered pretzels instead of the chocolate covered pretzels since theyre a bit healthier. That was my inspiration for these! I try to find the fat free chocolate greek yogurt to keep them even healthier.
You can also substitute regular chocolate yogurt instead.
If you cant find chocolate yogurt or chocolate greek yogurt, any yogurt will do! They all work the same way. Just find a flavor you like to pair with peanut butter and you’re on your way! You can use strawberry, peanut butter, or banana flavored!
For this recipe I always buy organic peanut butter that is just ground peanuts and salt. I specifically look for peanut butter that does not contain oil, although sometimes if i can’t find that I use natural Jif.
Any peanut butter will work for these peanut butter chocolate covered pretzels.
Here is a healthy peanut butter option (Organic, All Natural, Vegan, Gluten-free, Creamy, Dry-Roasted, No added salt, No added sugar, No palm oil):
Powdered peanut butter
I love powdered peanut butter because its really just ground peanuts. It’s perfect to add a little texture to these frozen treats!
Here is the one I use:
taste & texture
These healthy peanut butter chocolate pretzels are frozen so there will always be a rush of cold when you pop them in your mouth! They’re perfect for a treat on a hot summer day or as a fun summer dessert. They’re crunchy, sweet and salty and absolutely delicious.
In a bowl, mix together the peanut butter and the yogurt.
Line a tray or plate with parchment paper so the pretzels do not stick.
Dip each pretzel into the peanut butter and yogurt mixture. Set onto parchment paper.
Sprinkle with powdered peanut butter!
Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours before eating.
expert tips & tricks
How to make these nut-free?
If peanut butter isnt your thing or you’re allergic, try almond butter, tahini, granola butter, or chocolate hummus. These options will change the taste of the dessert but all of these options will be similar texture once they are frozen.
How to make these healthier?
Use fat free greek yogurt or any fat free yogurt option! I always look for the fat free chocolate greek yogurt when making these. Sometimes a low fat option is easier for people’s dietary restrictions, so with an easy fat free yogurt swap these pretzels are a bit healthier.
To make these healthier you can also use gluten free cauliflower pretzels! They’re still gluten free but lower in calories! Linking them here:
How to make these vegan?
Use vegan yogurt! There are tons of vegan yogurts out there with different flavors, and they all work well!
Do these have to be frozen?
Yes. The yogurt will melt as soon as you take it out of the freezer so its best to keep these stored frozen up until you want to eat them.
Healthy peanut butter chocolate pretzels (gluten free, vegan option)
- 1/2 cup chocolate greek yogurt fat free
- 1/2 cup peanut butter organic
- 3 tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 1 cup pretzels gluten free
- In a bowl, mix together the peanut butter and the yogurt.
- Line a tray or plate with parchment paper so the pretzels do not stick.
- Dip each pretzel into the peanut butter and yogurt mixture. Set onto parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with powdered peanut butter!
- Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours before eating.