Chocolate Pretzels

Last week we went on a long overdue play date. My girl got to see her BFF after not seeing each other for about two months. The girls were ecstatic! They sat on the couch for a good half hour looking through a Princess book we brought. It was so sweet to watch!reading toddlersMy friend served the kiddos some pretzels for a snack and my girl gobbled them up.

I thought, of course(!), pretzels are a great little munching snack. So I went out the next day and got some.

Turns out, neither of my kids like them. Z will eat one or two, then she’s done. My son rudely shoves pushes them away.

So here I am, with a big bag of pretzels.

Now, what makes everything taste better? That’s right, bacon or chocolate.

I couldn’t see how I would incorporate bacon with pretzels (not to mention they are salty enough). So, Chocolate it is!

Super East Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

As a rule, I don’t like to dip things in chocolate. It’s messy, gross, and just a huge hassle. (An exception to this rule is strawberries. They have a handy green stem to hang onto.)

I decided to go the drizzled chocolate route. To make these simple dessert-like snacks, you’ll need:

Baking sheet
Parchment, foil, or silicon mat (I used a my mat.)
Chocolate (I used white and dark chocolate. You can certainly use the candy melts for the fun different colors, but I think they taste gross, so I always stick with real chocolate.)
Candy, nuts, etc (optional)

1. Put your mat/foil/parchment paper on your baking sheet.

2. Lay the pretzels in a single layer on top.plain pretzels3. Melt the chocolates in the microwave. Cook them in 15-20 second increments and be sure to stir in between. It will melt more as you stir. Both chocolates took about 35 seconds each. Do not overcook the chocolate-it will get to the point where you can’t use it anymore! (Chunky chocolate is not so great…)

4. Drizzle the chocolate all over the pretzels. I used a plastic bag for the first round. The second time, I used a spoon to drizzle. I like the uniformity and control with the baggie much better, but you can do it however you like.chocolate in a baggie5. If you have any candy or nuts to add, do it now while the chocolate is still melted.

6. Put the pan in the freezer until the chocolate is set. About 20 minutes.

7. Pull off the pretzels and put them in an airtight container. I prefer keeping it in the refrigerator, but if it’s not too hot, you can store them in your cupboard.chocolate covered pretzelsYou’ll probably have some chocolate pieces left on your baking sheet. Just throw them in a little container to use for later. I put some in my coffee. Tonight, I’ll put them on my ice cream.

Both kiddos love pretzels now. And unfortunately, I do too!

Do you have anything you like to make with pretzels? I have about half a bag left and I don’t want them to go to waste.

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August 5, 2015
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  • Reply Jennifer Corter

    Welp, now I am going to have to go to the store and get some pretzels and melting chocolate! πŸ˜‰

    August 5, 2015 at 7:13 am
    • Reply

      Haha-you won’t regret it!

      August 5, 2015 at 7:25 am
  • Reply Tessa

    Chocolate and pretzels (sweet and salty) is probably one of my favorite combinations! I will definitely be making these at some point πŸ™‚

    August 5, 2015 at 7:18 am
    • Reply

      Mine too! These are perfect combo of salty and sweet! And since they aren’t dipped, it’s not too much chocolate. πŸ™‚

      August 5, 2015 at 7:26 am
  • Reply Tamara

    While I am not a huge pretzel fan, I do love chocolate. I need to save this and try it for fall when we do a harvest party.

    August 5, 2015 at 7:39 am
    • Reply

      Oh, great idea! These would be perfect for a fall party!

      August 5, 2015 at 8:06 am
  • Reply shann

    Yum. I love chocolate covered pretzels. I think I would probably eat them all before the kids got a chance. Thanks for the instructions.

    August 5, 2015 at 7:44 am
    • Reply

      I’ve definitely been eating more than I’ve been giving them….

      August 5, 2015 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Shelah

    Oh my goodness, What a delicious easy recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    August 5, 2015 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    um, these look amazing!! and really easy, too. definitely trying!

    August 5, 2015 at 11:18 am
    • Reply

      They are so easy! And I think they’re a much better balance of salty and sweet than if they were completely covered in chocolate. πŸ˜€

      August 10, 2015 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Nicci

    I love chocolate pretzels! They are the perfect blend of sweet and salty.

    August 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm
    • Reply

      Exactly! Me too!!

      August 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Christine

    We’ve done chocolate dipped pretzel sticks but Ireally like this idea! I think my kids would love to sprinkle the chocolate and then perhaps some sprinkles too. I can see a big (yummy) mess heading our way soon!

    August 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply

      Yes!! Sprinkles are a great idea! My daughter would go nuts for those!!

      August 5, 2015 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I am not a huge fan of pretzels on their own, but with chocolate, yes please! Yummy!

    August 6, 2015 at 3:03 am
    • Reply

      I thought I liked them plain, but I was wrong. πŸ™‚

      August 6, 2015 at 5:39 am
  • Reply Megan@SensitiveMommy

    These look great! I’m going to try this method with gluten free pretzels and allergy free chocolate.

    August 6, 2015 at 6:35 am
    • Reply

      Oh, yes!! Let me know how they turn out!

      August 6, 2015 at 6:46 am
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Oooo these look so yummy!!!! I’ve never tried making these myself! I definitely should!

    August 6, 2015 at 7:15 am
    • Reply

      You should! It’s just the right amount of chocolate and salt.

      August 6, 2015 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Alison Palmer

    Great idea! I’d add caramel underneath the chocolate.

    August 6, 2015 at 8:42 am
    • Reply

      That sounds like a fantastic plan!!

      August 6, 2015 at 8:45 am
  • Reply

    These look so tasty!! You can munch on the extras with peanut butter for a quick snack or cream cheese!

    August 7, 2015 at 5:12 am
    • Reply

      Perfect! Great ideas, thanks!

      August 7, 2015 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I need these right now. I am always wowed by these pretzels when I see them, but I never thought to make them!! You make it look so easy!

    August 7, 2015 at 8:45 am
    • Reply

      These are really easy! Its much easier this way than dunking the whole thing (not to mention, much cleaner).

      August 10, 2015 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Alana

    I was going to ask if they like them now, but you answered my question πŸ™‚ I want to make these, but then again I don’t want to make them at all πŸ˜›

    August 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm
    • Reply

      Yes! I’ve definitely eaten my fair share, but the last two days, I’ve been keeping myself in check.

      August 7, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Tabitha

    Those look delicious! And I have a bag in the pantry for the same reason as you, maybe I’ll have to make these, because my son will gobble them up if they have chocolate πŸ™‚


    August 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply

      They are! I bet he would, my kids sure are! πŸ™‚

      August 7, 2015 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    I never knew it was THIS easy! Totally doing this for Halloween with orange and black. Thanks!

    August 10, 2015 at 9:03 am
    • Reply

      That’s a great idea! It’s perfect for Halloween!

      August 10, 2015 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Tricia

    Oh I just love chocolate covered pretzels. They really aren’t so difficult to make- I should make them more often! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    August 10, 2015 at 11:08 am
    • Reply

      I do too!! They are really easy. I like this way better because dunking them can get really messy!

      August 10, 2015 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Melissa

    These look amazing! I’m afraid to make them. A great snack for the entire family.

    August 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm
    • Reply

      They really are!!

      August 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Amy @ Magic Moments Preschool

    I enjoyed your writing in this, great post. What makes everything better bacon and chocolate. Ha Ha! Great idea though I always forget about this treat and I like them a lot. We will be making these.

    August 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply

      These have been so good. I already want to make more!

      August 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm
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