White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

Simple & deliciously crunchy White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels are so easy to make and are perfectly giftable!!

Peppermint treats like Candy Cane Oreo PopPeppermint Brownies, and Peppermint Chocolate Truffles are some of our Christmas go-to treats. These easy White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels are on the top of our treat-making list!

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels placed in a glass mason jar.

Peppermint & White chocolate are perfect together!

We love to whip up a plate of Christmas goodies to gift to neighbors and friends for the holidays. It can be a bit overwhelming at times, which is why I love to include simple recipes that can be whipped up in a flash.

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels are simple and SO delicious. The kids love to help dip and decorate. If you aren’t a fan of white chocolate (how could you not be) you can easily use milk or dark chocolate and add some sprinkles for extra festive fun!

And as much as I love white chocolate, the peppermint bits are even better! It’s the ultimate flavor combination of salty, sweet, and minty!

Pretzel rod dipped in white chocolate to prep for peppermint pretzels.

How to make white chocolate peppermint pretzels

PREP. Begin by laying out your parchment paper. Place crushed candy canes in a bowl and set aside.

CANDY COATING. Begin by breaking up your candy coating into cubes and placing in a pot on LOW heat. Melt while stirring with a rubber spatula constantly. Melt until there are no more chunks.

*Tip: Candy coating can be found in the baking section of your grocery store. You can use white chocolate chips but I think candy coating is better and easier to use. 😉

DIP + DECORATE. Pour candy coating into a skinny and tall cup/jar. Dip pretzel rods into the candy coating and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with candy cane pieces and/or sprinkles and let set. ENJOY!

Variations:

  • Any type of candy coating will work including almond bark 
  • Use red or green food coloring to make the candy coating a Christmassy color.
  • Replace with milk or dark chocolate
  • Use any type of pretzels

Candy cane coated white chocolate peppermint pretzel rods on was paper.

Tips + SToring Info

Candy Foot: Sometimes after you have dipped your pretzels and they have been placed on the parchment paper to set you’ll notice the coating pooling at the bottom. This is called a candy or a chocolate foot. To avoid it from forming don’t coat them too thickly also tap the pretzel and allow excess melted candy to drizzle off. If one still forms, then you can simply break, or trim it off.

Keeping chocolate warm and dippable: If you are worried about the chocolate hardening before you get to dip all of your pretzels, then you can try melting the chocolate in a crock pot or using a double boiler.

  • To heat using a Crockpot, place chocolate chips, candy melts, or chocolate shavings in a heat safe mason jar. Fill your crockpot up about ½ way with hot water. Place your jar(s) in the water filled crockpot and turn the heat on high for about 30 minutes without covering the crockpot. Stir the chips inside the jar until completely melted! After it’s all melted you can turn the pot to low and leave the jars in the crockpot because it will stay smooth and liquidy.
  • To heat using a Double Boiler, 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.

STORE in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 

These pretzel rods are a favorite to give as a holiday gift. Use a long candy bag to stick 2-3 in and tie it with a ribbon. If you plan to give these out I would be sure to deliver them within 2-3 days of making them.

White chocolate peppermint pretzels in a glass mason jar.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Simple & Deliciously crunchy White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels are so easy to make and are perfectly giftable!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 Rods
Calories 74 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 15-20 Pretzel rods
  • 3-4 cubes candy coating
  • crushed candy canes

Instructions
 

  • Begin by laying out your parchment paper.
  • Place crushed candy canes in a bowl and set aside.
  • Begin by breaking up your candy coating into cubes and placing in a pot on LOW heat. Melt while stirring with a rubber spatula constantly. Melt until there are no more chunks.
  • Pour candy coating into a skinny and tall cup/jar.
  • Dip pretzel rods into the candy coating and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with candy cane pieces and/or sprinkles and let set. ENJOY!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Congratulations Lily on your decision to be baptized! I am so proud and happy for you. By the way, these look good and I’ll definitely make them. I never get my rods to look good though they also get bad looking on the side they sit on the cookie tray to cool. What’s your secret??? Have fun – and Heavenly Father is so pleased with you!!

  2. My parents used to make these for me when I was little! Its such a simple and easy treat, and great for gift bags at parties as well!

    1. It is the perfect little treat!! Love those little memories of what our parents used to do for us! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. THE ONLY CANDY COATING I AM FAMILIAR WITH COMES AS PACKAGED MORSELS. CAN YOU SHARE THE BRAND YOU USE? MY GROCERY STORE DOESN’T CARRY THIS PRODUCT. PLEASE SHARE MORE INFO. wOULD LOVE TO MAKE THESE!!bRB

  4. Hi, Could you please tell me how long will these hold, I need to make them at least 3 day’s ahead. Also how should I store them ??

    Thank You,
    Susie

  5. Are you talking about chocolate coating? We just picked up a milk chocolate block from the store. Can i use milk chocolate instead of white?

  6. 5 stars
    We love giving these as gifts! The combination of sweet & salty is the best. Love the peppermint with the white chocolate.

  7. 5 stars
    What a great combination! I like to dip the small twisted PRETZELS. Next time I do I will have to sprinkle them with peppermint candy crumbs.