Chocolate Almond Butter Pretzel Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Chocolate Almond Butter Pretzel Bites (V+GF): an easy 3 ingredient recipe for a sweet snack packed full of protein and chocolate flavor. Vegan and Gluten Free.

Do you ever get hit with a HUGE craving for snacks? Like, if you don’t get to snack this instant, you’ll go rabid bear on someone and their camping cooler full of goodies?

Show of hands? I see your hand and I throw it a high-five. ‘Cause… that’s me. All the time. Yeah, I’m hungry and I’m not ashamed. It’s a sign of vitality, uh… or something. Let’s not think too much about that one.

In any case, with my “condition,” I’m always on the hunt for snacks. And since I’m not made of moola, or have a super fantastical snack vending machine in my living room (WOW), I’m always cooking up ideas for snacks. Especially ones I don’t feel guilty about.

Ya feel me?

In college, this constant need for snacks put me in some… erm, interesting positions. I really didn’t understand the people I hung out with. They could go for like 8 hours without eating. Like, seriously? To this day I still can’t believe it.

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Anywho, oftentimes, I’d be napping studying at the library, barely able to focus on all of that super tiny font, high brow academic babble about… stuff (official college term). My eyes would be wandering around the library, searching for something interesting. My friends would be off, I dunno, not eating somewhere. And there I was, trying to plump up my backpack, doing my best to will it into a fluffy, nap-worthy travel pillow.

My only saving grace was snacks. Oh, the snacks! Honestly, what is college without snacks, coffee and the occasional libation?

Okay, but here’s the thing. Truth time: you couldn’t eat in the library. What the?!?

I know, I know. This isn’t news. This isn’t even old news. But folks were hungry. And folks really didn’t want to sit in that one smelly area with all of the rabid bear (not me) snack-crazed people who were just goofing off in the food-allowed area. Ahem. I was, you know, serious about studying… not snacking!

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So what did I do, you ask? I energetically packed all of my snacks in my backpack/travel pillow. I made sure to pack each little grouping in quiet, low-rustling baggies. In the library, in between napping—I mean studying—I would elegantly open up my backpack. I’d rustle some important-looking papers, then casually duck my head into my backpack and quickly stuff my mouth full of snacks.

Because. I’m a rabid bear, apparently.

Literally, one time (or more, I don’t like to recall), a friend would walk by, all ready to chat. Not hungry at all, of course. Said friend would walk up to me, whilst my head was in my snackpack, start asking all kinds of highly unnecessary questions requiring highly unnecessary elaborate responses, and I’d be like… a straight-up chipmunk with its cheeks full of acorns.

And just as attractive. Obviously.

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Needless to say, there were occasions where I just could not hold it in, and I burst out laughing. The clean up was not cute. This is why I do not recommend doing this. Ever. Because I’ve already embarrassed myself enough for the two of us. Don’t you think?

And needless to say, people learned to never approach the crazy lady me at the library. Like ever.

The moral of this story? Enjoy these chocolate almond butter pretzel bites outside of the no-food library zones. OUTSIDE. Eat them joyously, freely and proudly in eating-appropriate areas. And just leave all of the embarrassing stuff to me.

Okay? 😉

Side note, how great would these snacks be using some of this Whipped Homemade Almond Butter from Food Faith Fitness. Just be sure to swap the honey for maple syrup to make it vegan. Also, I’m finding myself going all googly-eyed over this sunbutter mousse (no-bake, kid-approved) recipe from Allergylicious! Yep, they’re totally calling to the kid in me!

Chocolate Almond Butter Pretzel Bites (V+GF): an easy 3 ingredient recipe for a sweet snack packed full of protein and chocolate flavor. #Vegan #GlutenFree | BeamingBaker.com

Check it out, these Chocolate Almond Butter Pretzel Bites are:

  • made with just 3 ingredients
  • so easy to make
  • perfect for snack attacks
  • vegan and gluten free
  • great for satisfying chocolate cravings
  • full of energy-boosting protein
  • crunchy and soft, all at once
  • appropriate for enjoying (not at the library)

This recipe is about as easy as it gets. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Almond Butter Pretzel Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)


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Chocolate Almond Butter Pretzel Bites (V+GF): an easy 3 ingredient recipe for a sweet snack packed full of protein and chocolate flavor. Vegan and Gluten Free.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 70 gluten free pretzels
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsalted, creamy almond butter

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper, parchment paper or greased foil. Lay half of the pretzels out on the prepared sheet, evenly spaced apart. Clear space in the freezer for the sheet.
  2. Two methods for making filling: Use the double boiler method or the microwave method. For the microwave method: in a medium, microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and almond butter. Place in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again in 20-30 second increments until the chocolate chips are just softened. Be careful not to overheat. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth and well incorporated.
  3. Using a small spoon, scoop the chocolate almond butter mixture onto one pretzel. Drop enough mixture to fill in the pretzel. The more you scoop, the thicker the filling will be. I like to add just enough for a thick filling, but not so much that there’s overflow. Using the remaining pretzels, place one pretzel over the filling. Press down lightly to make a pretzel bite.
  4. Repeat until you’ve made all of the pretzel bites. Place the sheet into your freezer for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from the freezer. Enjoy!

Notes

– Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
– Room temperature storage: the pretzel bites will be slightly soft, but still portable. Wrap in wax paper, parchment or plastic, then pack in a hard container to bring it on the go.
– Store in the freezer for 3-4 weeks.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: No Bake, Vegan, Gluten Free, Snacks

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What’s your most embarrassing snack attack story?

I can’t wait to hear your responses.

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38 Comments

  1. In a truly weird telepathic fashion, I had pretzels and nutella last night as a snack and today their healthier counterpart made their way to the interwebs 🙂 I’m a snack fiend too. You can never have too many snacks. I would also smuggle contraband snacks into the library in college. If we were lucky, we’d get a study room and close the door – people never heard my crunching and rustling, hah!! Have a fantastic rest of the week, Demeter!!

    1. Okay, but connection much? Lol. I’m always up for a weird telepathic fashion statement… or, wait what was I saying? Remind me by beaming something to me! 😉 Haha. <--awkward humor alert. Oh, such a good idea on having a private study room! Then it'd be all out. Lol. Hope you have an amazing rest of the week as well. Thanks J!

  2. I’m with you! I could never go 8 hours without eating. No way. If we were in the same library we would both have our head in our backpacks, munching on these amazing chocolate almond butter pretzel bites. Love them, already pinned, so easy and fast to make, perfect for my sweet cravings (and I have them all the time 😉 ).

    1. Oh thank goodness! We can bond over snacks, and plenty of ’em. 😉 You know, we should probably get a double-compartment backpack, that way we can just bring a combo of snacks. You make the salty ones, I’ll do the sweet ones? Lol. Thanks so much for pinning + stopping by Nic! xo

  3. WOW! Amazing clicks. Love that its vegan and looks super delicious. Added in my to do list 🙂 But wish i could grab few right now. Thank you for such a lovely share.

  4. I need allllll the snacks! All day eerday! I literally feel bad for the guy in the office next to me at work, because I’m pretty sure he hears me crunching every hour on the hour. (At least I have an office to hide my snacking now – no more secret library backpack munchies!) These look quick and perfect 🙂

    1. Haha. I feel ya, Liz! Maybe he’ll learn a good lesson and start joining in on the snacking fun? 😉 Kudos on having an ENTIRE office as a snackpack! Lol. Thanks Liz. 😉

  5. That’s so funny, I feel the exact same: How the hell people go without eating for 8 hours??? I need to know their secrets. Your backpack story made me laugh so hard, I used to do the exact same in the library, I mean ducking my head into backpacks (luckily not anymore – yay for working at home where your can eat 24/7). I had so many embarrassing situations when people started to talk to me and I didn’t know what to do with my mouth full. First I stopped chewing and didn’t swallow hoping they leave after 5 seconds but then it started to get more and more embarrassing as they talked on. Luckily sometimes I was able to melt/dissolve the food and casually swallow it, good times. Those meltable foods are definitely the best library foods. I’m pretty sure these chocolaty pretzels would melt wonderfully too. And I guess taste super delicious too 🙂

    1. Ohmygosh!! Evi, I can’t believe you had the exact same experience! Lol. I always knew we had a special connection… Hahahaha. After all, who else is stealth-snackpack eating in the library? 😉 It’s so, SO true about the melt/dissolve dilemma. I was bringing nuts and other loud snacks before. <--rookie move. Lol. Meltable foods: I like that! So basically, we'd be the two crazy snack ladies in the library that people would be avoiding. But at least we'd have each other! 😉

  6. I definitely get ginormous cravings for snacks all the time! Especially the sweet and salty ones. These pretzels are practically jumping off the page at me! I mean, just three ingredients?! LOVE!! You really can’t get much easier (or more delicious) than this. I’ve made a similar version before with peanut butter and powdered sugar, but this sounds SO good with almond butter. Definitely pinning these babies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, friend!

    1. Yay!! I’m not alone! Lol. Sweet and salty is such a good combo. Oh your version sounds just as yummy! Thanks for pinning and stopping by, G. Hope you have an awesome weekend! 🙂

  7. These look so good, Demeter! And you know my love for sweet/salty combos so this one is calling my name – OUT LOUD! I’m not one of those people who can go 8 hours without eating. Nope. Never. I think it was in Lord of the Rings were the little guys were talking about all the snacks/meals they would have throughout the day. Like, way more than 3 or even 5 meals I’d say. Well, for me, I usually have breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner. And, maybe if I was still hungry, some nuts or something in the evening. So there. If I don’t have those snacks, ya better watch out, feel me? So, I don’t blame you…quietly stuffing your face ’cause you were hungry. So funny, though 😀 Another wicked recipe, girl. Enjoy our holiday weekend!! And eat like there’s no one watching 😉 xo

    1. Oh yeah, score for the sweet/salty mix! Two points? 😉 8 hours: seriously!! I just still can’t understand it. Lol. LOTR: So much yes!! Two breakfasts, Elevensies and FOUR more meals! That’s what I’m talking about. Haha. Oh, I feel ya, D. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend as well. xo

  8. Haha – yay for “quiet, low-rustling baggies” and backpacks that are big enough to double as snack-eating machines of sorts and yay for pretzels with AB and chocolate oozing out of ’em!
    Demeter, I’m trying to snack less – but with glorious snacks like these, I’m thinking I just need to skip out on my meals altogether – I mean, 3 a day are highly over-rated right?!
    🙂
    Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend!

    1. Right?! Lol. Oh this snack will satisfy any snack attack like woah. 😉 Meals: LOL. You always crack me up, Shashi! Thanks for that. Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well. 🙂

  9. Oh dear lord…..I almost can’t believe my eyes, these look incredible (and they’re vegan too!)….these are going on my ‘bake-list’ for the weekend! Droooling!