Chocolate Covered Pretzels are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. They're easy to make and are sure to be a hit with everyone around the holidays.
This treat is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth, and it's easy to make at home. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time. Plus, this recipe is versatile, so you can adapt it to your own tastes.
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Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, food! There are so many delicious Christmas snacks to choose from, but one of my personal favorites is chocolate covered pretzels.
Like Chocolate Covered Peanuts, the sweet and salty combination is irresistible, and chocolate pretzels are so easy to make. Simply melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and then dip the pretzels into the chocolate.
I love adding Christmas sprinkles for an extra festive touch. Once the chocolate has hardened, you can enjoy your delicious Christmas snack or wrap them up to give as gifts!
They're simple to make and everyone will love them. Plus, you can leave a plate of these out for Santa on Christmas Eve. I think his reindeer love chocolate!
Table of Contents
- 💭What chocolate to use for chocolate covered pretzels?
- 💭What kind of pretzels for chocolate covered pretzels?
- 💭How early can I make chocolate covered pretzels
- 🛒Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Main Ingredients Needed
- Step-by-Step Instructions
- 💭Tips for Making Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- 💭Recipe Variations
- 💭How long can you store Chocolate Covered Pretzels?
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- 💬 Comments
💭What chocolate to use for chocolate covered pretzels?
For the best results, you'll want to use a high quality chocolate that's not too sweet. Dark chocolate is a good choice, but you could also use milk or white chocolate.
If you're using milk or white chocolate, you might want to add a little bit of shortening to help the chocolate flow more easily. I like to use almond bark or candy melts for dipping pretzels, fruit or cookies like I do with my Shortbread Cookies.
💭What kind of pretzels for chocolate covered pretzels?
When you're preparing chocolate covered pretzels, you need to use a sturdy pretzel. One that can hold up to dipping in the melted chocolate and not fall apart.
I always use Utz Pretzel Rods. These pretzel rods are great for dipping and decorating!
💭How early can I make chocolate covered pretzels
If you're looking to give them as gifts, you can make them up to two weeks in advance and store them in an airtight container. Be sure to wrap each pretzel individually and attach a gift tag so that they stay fresh and crispy.
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Main Ingredients Needed
This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions. Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
Step 1 | Melt the Chocolate
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
- Pour the melted chocolate into a tall glass to make it easier to dip the pretzels in.
Step 2 | Dip the Pretzels
- Dip each pretzel rod separately...about half the length of the rod.
- You may need to tip the glass to get the pretzel covered.
Step 3 | Decorate the Pretzels
- Set the pretzels on a piece of parchment paper and immediately decorate.
- Decorate with Christmas sprinkles, candy pieces or more melted chocolate drizzled on top.
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💭Tips for Making Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- It's really important that you use a sturdy pretzel, which is why I recommend Utz Pretzels.
- I like to use chocolate and white chocolate almond bark, but you can substitute chocolate chip morsels or candy melts.
- Over the years I've purchased a few squeeze bottles to put the melted chocolate in. They help give the perfect drizzle effect!
- Make sure you let the pretzels harden completely on parchment paper. Don't try to use aluminum foil, the pretzels will stick.
- Store in airtight containers before packaging up for friends and family.
Parchment Baking Sheets: Ensure your cookies are precisely spaced and bake evenly without sticking or breaking. Pre-cut to 12” x 16” sheets, they make your prep, baking and clean-up a breeze. Use them to roll-out dough, line baking sheets, decorate cookies and even wrap your finished creations for a beautiful gift.
- You can use any color or flavor of chocolate. Even a variety of different colors would be fun for Halloween.
- Check out my other recipes for Halloween Pretzel Rods, Valentine's Day Pretzels or my Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Christmas.
💭How long can you store Chocolate Covered Pretzels?
Chocolate Covered Pretzels can last for up to two weeks if they are stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. However, if they are stored in a humid environment, they will only last for a few days.
So if you want to make sure your Christmas snack lasts, simply place them in an airtight container and keep them in a cool, dark place.
Air-Tight Storage Containers: these air-tight storage containers that help keep food fresh for longer. Use them to store fresh baked goods, cookies, fruit and vegetables, left overs, and more. The silicone lids lock to close to ensure an air tight seal. The stackable, multi-size design makes these containers easy to store. They're perfectly sized for the fridge, freezer, or cupboard.
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- 18 pretzel rods
- 10 ounces chocolate melting wafers
- 10 ounces white chocolate melting wafers
- assorted Christmas sprinkles of your choice
- 6 peppermint candies, finely chopped
- 8 Andes Mint Chocolates, finely chopped
- assorted cookie icing in the tube
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the wafers according to package directions, being very careful not to overheat the candy.
- Pour the melted chocolate into a tall skinny glass for dipping the pretzels into. One glass for chocolate and one glass for white chocolate.
- Dip each pretzel rod into the melted chocolate about half the length of the rod. Coat each rod in sprinkles and chopped toppings.
- Lay on parchment paper to allow time for the chocolate to set.
- Repeat with remaining pretzel rods.
- Once chocolate has set, add lines using cookie icing to as many of the rods as you would like.
- Let the pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2014 with new photos, information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!