Chocolate-Covered Pretzels are a fun and easy snack to make at home! Decorate with drizzles or sprinkles for a holiday treat.
My sister absolutely loves snacks that are both sweet and salty. Chocolate-covered potato chips and chocolate-covered peanuts are on the list, but chocolate-covered pretzels are her all time favorite.
Making your own chocolate-covered pretzels is a fun afternoon project and makes a nice alternative to the store-bought varieties, especially around the holidays when homemade treats feel extra-special.
You can make chocolate-covered pretzels using any pretzel shape that you like. Both the traditional pretzel twist and the long pretzel rod are popular, but the mini twists are my personal favorite. They guarantee that perfect ratio of chocolate to crunchy salty pretzel.
You can also use any chocolate you like – the only rule is that you need to pick a chocolate that you really love to eat on its own!
I made half my pretzels with white chocolate and half with semi-sweet chocolate. If you love milk chocolate, use that instead. Or if you are the kind of person who thinks “the darker the better” when it comes to chocolate, reach for that 85% super dark bar!
You can leave your pretzels plain or drizzle them with a little extra chocolate, as I have done. If you want to get fancy, dress them up with candy sprinkles, coconut flakes or chopped nuts. Sprinkles are a great way to dress up these treats for Halloween, Christmas, or any holiday!
Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Recipe
When buying white chocolate, check the ingredients and make sure cocoa butter is listed. A lot of inferior white chocolate just uses vegetable oil which doesn’t melt very well and won’t work for coating pretzels.
Feel free to swap the semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate in this recipe for any favorite chocolate that you enjoy eating.
If you’re topping the pretzels with sprinkles or something similar, be sure to do it while the chocolate covering the pretzels is still wet so that they stick.