If you are a lover of sweet and salty together in a snack then chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect treat for you! Covered in crushed candy canes (or you can do sprinkles) these are one of my favorite sweet and salty combo snacks!
Table of Contents
- Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels Ingredients
- How To Make Candy Cane and Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Topping Suggestions
- How To Easily Melt The Chocolate, So It Doesn’t Get Ruined
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- Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe
Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Pretzels make a great snack no matter what the occasion, but there is nothing stopping you from making them a little extra special by dipping them in chocolate!
For a great Christmas twist, why not use some candy canes, chocolate, and the best quality pretzels you can find to make a Christmassy holiday snack that you can give to carolers or just eat by the handful on Christmas Eve?
Chocolate Covered Pretzels Ingredients
Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.
• Dark or milk chocolate chips
• Crushed candy canes, sprinkles, crushed nuts etc
How To Make Candy Cane and Chocolate Covered Pretzels
• Melt chocolate over medium heat in a double boiler on the stove. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
• Once chocolate is melted, dip the pretzels until completely covered
• Place on prepared baking sheet then sprinkle with topping of choice
• Set aside to cool
This recipe makes for a completely covered pretzel, adorned with a thick layer of chocolate and broken candy cane pieces.
- Consider leaving some of the pretzels uncovered. The easiest way to do this is to just lightly dip your pretzels into the chocolate, leaving a bit uncovered to create textural contrast, a half and half pretzsel!
- For even more visual variety, try melting some white chocolate separately from the regular chocolate, and then drizzle it over the cooled pretzel pieces. This will make a really beautiful striping effect that will actually make them look even more like candy canes.
- You can use crushed nuts, or colorful spinkles instead of candy canes
- For extra peppermint flavor, you can even squeeze a little bit of peppermint extract into the melting chocolate so that you get the mint flavor in every single bite.
How To Easily Melt The Chocolate, So It Doesn’t Get Ruined
Melting chocolate at home can sometimes be a pretty big challenge for those that aren’t used to it.
This is because of the fact that chocolate has the tendency to become easily burned and turn into a thick slurry of grainy, separated chocolate if you aren’t being careful.
To avoid any accidental burning, the best thing to do is to make sure that you use a double boiler.
A double boiler also called a bain-marie, is basically just a heatproof bowl that you put the chocolate you want to melt in and put it over another saucepan filled with a small amount of water.
With the heat on super low, the hot water will evaporate into steam, and the steam will gently heat the bowl, melting everything slowly and methodically, avoiding any unpleasant burning.
If that’s too fiddly you can also achieve a similar result by microwaving the chocolate in a microwave-safe container for 5 seconds at a time on low power. If you stir in between each microwave burst, you should be able to avoid the majority of burning. However, you don’t have the nice residual heat of the pot keeping the chocolate melted and it’s harder to work with.
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Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Prep Time
- 40 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 cup dark or milk chocolate chips
- 3 cups pretzels
- 1/4 teaspoon extract of choice mint, almond, etc
- 1/2 cup crushed candy canes sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc
- Melt the chocolate over medium heat in a double boiler on the stove. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Once it's melted, stir in any flavoring as desired.
- Remove from the heat. Dip the pretzels into the melted chocolate using a fork underneath. Let the excess drip off.
- Place on the parchment paper to set completely. Before they set, sprinkle on any toppings you want, crushed candy canes, sprinkles ,etc.
- Once set, store in a closed container between layers of waxed paper at room temperature for up to a week.l Freeze in freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
- yield and nutritional infor will depend on size of pretzels used
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.