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Picture perfect chocolate covered pretzels make a fun sweet treat. These bite-size goodies are so easy to make, and are great for gifting to friends and neighbors!

If you like sweet and salty flavors, then you will absolutely love Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels. For a yummy variation try White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels, Chocolate Caramel Covered Pretzels, or Pretzel Toffee.

Chocolate covered pretzels in a small red bowl

Why Buy them when you can make them?!

There is something so yummy about chocolate covered pretzels. I simply adore that salty/sweet combination. You can make these tasty morsels yourself to have any time a craving strikes, and add your own flare. It’s easier than you think to create these picture perfect goodies!

Chocolate covered pretzels in a decorative bag or container would make sweet gifts for neighbors or friends. Or add them to goodie plates for a variety of sweets.

Chocolate dipped pretzels are a tasty sweet treat that is especially wonderful for Christmas or other holidays.

Plain salted pretzels before being dipped in chocolate

How to make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

PREP. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

MELT. In a small pot, add chocolate wafers and heat on LOW. Melt wafers making sure to stir continuously until all melted and smooth.

DIP. Remove from heat and place a pretzel on a fork and dip into the chocolate. Tap off excess, making sure to run fork along the edge of the pot and place on parchment paper linked baking sheet. Repeat this step until half the pretzels are dipped. There should be leftover that will be used to drizzle. Set aside.

MELT. Now, melt the white chocolate the same way. Stir continuously and once smooth, remove from heat and dip the remainder of the pretzels in the white chocolate making sure to remove excess chocolate.

DRIZZLE. There should be leftover chocolate from each for drizzling. Dip a fork in the opposite chocolate as the base and drizzle back and forth over the pretzels. Repeat this for the rest of the pretzels with the opposite chocolate.

COOL & STORE. Let pretzels set. Place in fridge to speed up the process. Store in container or bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

How to make chocolate covered pretzels

More Melting Methods + TIPS

Other ways to melt include a double boiler or even easier – the microwave! To do that, heat for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat until the candy coating is melted and smooth. Reheat if it begins to cool and harden. 

A benefit to the double boiler is that once the chocolate is hot it stays melted. If you don’t have a double boiler you can easily make your own. Simply fill the bottom of a pot with 2-3 inches of water. Bring the water to a boil, then turn down the heat. Place a glass or metal bowl on top of the pot. Add the wafers to the bowl and let it melt. 

Chocolate Foot: A chocolate foot is created when excess coating pools around the base of whatever has been dipped. To help prevent this allow the excess coating to drip off before placing on the parchment paper to set up. If you do notice chocolate beginning to pool, use a toothpick to “cut” the pool away from the treat. If a foot has set, simply break/trim it off once it’s completely dry.

Chocolate covered pretzels with white chocolate drizzle

Decorating + Storing

I love the classic dark with white chocolate decorating, but there are so many fun ways you can dip the pretzels. Some include:

  • Dip only half the pretzel 
  • You can sprinkle on different toppings (even though holiday sprinkles are amazing and easy to change out), or do some of the following:
    • crushed candy canes
    • crushed Oreos
    • chopped nuts
    • sweetened coconut
    • sugar crystals

Storage: Chocolate covered pretzels will last at room temperature for 2-3 weeks. Store them in an airtight container and keep them in a cool dry place.

Chocolate and white chocolate covered pretzels in a small dish

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Picture perfect chocolate covered pretzels make a fun sweet treat. These bite-size goodies are so easy to make, and are great for gifting to friends and neighbors!
Servings: 6
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 48 mini pretzels
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 cup chocolate melting wafers
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Instructions 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small pot, add chocolate wafers and heat on LOW. Melt wafers making sure to stir continuously until all melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and place a pretzel on a fork and dip into the chocolate. Tap off excess, making sure to run fork along the edge of the pot and place on parchment paper linked baking sheet.
  • Repeat this step until half the pretzels are dipped. There should be leftover that will be used to drizzle. Set aside.
  • Now, melt the white chocolate the same way. Stir continuously and once smooth, remove from heat and dip the remainder of the pretzels in the white chocolate making sure to remove excess chocolate.
  • There should be leftover chocolate from each for drizzling. Dip a fork in the opposite chocolate as the base and drizzle back and forth over the pretzels. Repeat this for the rest of the pretzels with the opposite chocolate.
  • Let pretzels set. Place in fridge to speed up the process. Store in container or bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 121mg, Potassium: 74mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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8 Comments

  1. Kris R says:

    5 stars
    I love the sweet saltiness of chocolate pretzles especially these homemade ones.

  2. Margaret says:

    5 stars
    Fun, simple, and yummy!

  3. Roberta McMullin says:

    5 stars
    Just left my comment but forgot to rate!

  4. Roberta McMullin says:

    5 stars
    A simple but delicious treat—great for a birthday or neighbor gift! Who doesn’t love chocolate pretzels? Answer: Nobody

  5. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    A great little treat for family and friends. Quick and easy!

  6. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    My kids eat these like the are candy! The won’t with regular pretzels, but adding the chocolate makes them irresistible!

  7. Amy L Huntley says:

    5 stars
    These are a Christmas favorite of mine….actually an all year round favorite of mine. Love the salty with the sweet!

  8. Joy says:

    5 stars
    I could be eating these & realize I’ve eaten them all! They are so good! And, very quick & easy to make!