These sweet and savory crowd-pleasers are super simple to assemble.
When hunger strikes, it’s possible to treat yourself to something sweet and salty that your waistline can also appreciate. These brilliant Stack Pretzel Snacks yield miniature towers of savory, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. We coat pretzel twists with SunButter—a peanut-free alternative to peanut butter—and top them with banana slices and mini chocolate chips to form these ultra-tasty towers. With layers of creamy and crunchy texture, this recipe packs in everything you’d want in a snack!
Curb Hunger with these Fun Treats
Each of these yummy stacks contains enough protein and fiber to fight hunger and curb cravings. As a bonus, these goodies clock in at just 127 calories a serving, making them a waistline-friendly snack. If you don’t already have a go-to, delicious, low-calorie snack option, you’ll want to add this one to your archive.
With just five minutes of prep time, these snack pretzel stacks make a quick solution to curing that afternoon slump. Anyone can throw these terrific towers together at a moment’s notice. First, gather your pretzel twists, SunButter, banana slices, and mini dark chocolate chips. Next, layer everything together. That’s all there is to it!
The Perfect Sweet Tooth Satisfier
When your sweet tooth kicks in, look no further than this scrumptious and simple recipe. Thanks to dark chocolate chips and sweet banana slices, these yummy delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without overloading you with processed sugars. Meanwhile, bananas carry natural sugars that provide a wonderful source of energy. Unlike refined sugars, the naturally-occurring sugars in bananas actually boost your health.
Dark Chocolate Brings A Lot to the Table
Our yummy pretzel snacks contain chocolate, which adds layers of rich, decadent flavor to each bite. Surprisingly enough, chocolate doesn’t always make a recipe unhealthy. In fact, dark chocolate actually carries a myriad of health benefits worth mentioning. First, it’s a rich source of antioxidants, and this indulgent treat can ward off disease-causing free radicals and boost the immune system.
Meanwhile, dark chocolate also carries flavanols, which may improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. Finally, thanks to its high-fiber and mineral-dense character, dark chocolate boasts an impressive nutritional profile your body will appreciate.
Learn more about this crave-worthy superfood and why you can enjoy it sans guilt! Check out these 3 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Love Dark Chocolate, or Why You Should Eat Dark Chocolate!
Why We Chose SunButter
SunButter (or sunflower seed butter) is a delicious alternative to peanut butter for those with food allergies. This savory substitute will help you avoid any possible food intolerances, making it super kid-friendly and foolproof. Not to mention that sunflower seed butter carries powerful nutrients and packs a protein punch. That said, if allergens aren’t a concern, feel free to use peanut butter instead if you prefer!
Kid-Friendly and Irresistible
Our four-ingredient stack pretzel snacks make a delicious snack, dessert, or afternoon pick-me-up. Meanwhile, these stacks make a fun, kid-approved treat for children to assemble themselves. After all, the classic combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and banana will satisfy snackers of all ages, kids and adults alike!
- 18 small pretzel twists
- 6 tablespoons SunButter great product for those with possible peanut allergies
- 1 large banana cut into 18 slices
- 6 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips 1 tablespoon per stack
Place 3 pretzel twists on a plate and add to each one: 1 teaspoon of Sunbutter, 1 slice banana, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips. Create 3 layers per stack.
Repeat layering for 6 Pretzel stacks. See recipe note below for more options.
If no nut allergies are known, feel free to use peanut butter or any other nut butter.
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
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Editor’s note: This recipe was orignially published on August 5, 2013.