Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Today I am sharing one of my go to holiday treats.   Chocolate Covered Pretzels.  Hands down these are one of the easiest treats there is to make, they are always very well received and they are crazy delicious.  Chocolate Covered Pretzels are the perfect combo of salty and sweet, crunchy and creamy, they just have it all.  If you’ve never made them, you must – seriously, it just does not get any easier than chocolate covered pretzels.

Peppermint Bark Pretzels.  A delicious combo of crunchy, salty pretzels and sweet minty peppermint bark.  These are going on mhy holiday baking list!

I created a fun flavor twist with this batch of Chocolate Covered Pretzels, in addition to my go to white chocolate and sprinkles version, I also made a Peppermint Bark Chocolate Covered Pretzel.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

That’s some good stuff right there!     To make these you simply melt your chocolate coating according to the package directions (I like Candiquik for making pretzels, but have used all different kinds of candy coatings), dip your pretzels in the coating and add your sprinkles.  Sit them aside to dry.  That’s it.  End of story.  To make the Peppermint Bark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, I added about a tablespoon of crushed candy canes to my Candiquik and stirred well (essentially creating peppermint bark) and also sprinkles more crushed candy canes on the top instead of sprinkles.  Easy peasy.   

Here let me show you…

How To Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

My go to products for making
Chocolate Covered Pretzels Are

Snyder’s Of Hanover Olde Tyme PretzelsCandiquikSprinkles

One note – sometimes the bags of pretzels I get will be almost half broken, other times almost every pretzel is in perfect condition.  If you are making these for an event or gifts, and need to make sure you have “X” number of pretzels, buy more bags than you think you need, to account for broken pretzels.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels With Video Tutorial.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Christmas Pretzels

To learn more about different types of sprinkles and places I buy mine, check out this Sprinkle School post.

Where To Buy Sprinkles

By simply switching up your sprinkles, you can make pretzels for any occasion.

Christmas Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Recipe

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

You can even get a little wild and make Pretzel S’mores

Pretzel SmoresBut for Christmas you can keep it easy with festive sprinkles and some peppermint bark coating.  Yummy!   Seriously, if you haven’t made chocolate covered pretzels – do it.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels


  • 1 bag (16 oz) Snyder's Of Hanover Old Tyme Pretzels
  • 1 package (16 oz) Chocolate or Vanilla Candiquik or other candy coating
  • Assorted Sprinkles


Melt Candiquik according to package directions. Line two baking sheets with was or parchment paper. Working one pretzel at a time, dip your pretzel into your melted Candiquik or other candy coating. Tap pretzel gently to shake off excess candy coating. Sprinkle with sprinkles of choice. Place on wax paper to allow to dry, approximately 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining pretzels. Store in a covered container.

For a minty twist, crush up approximately six full size candy canes. Stir about 1-2 tablespoons of crushed candy cane into your chocolate coating prior to dipping your pretzels. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes in place of sprinkles.

Candy Cane Pretzels

Christmas Chocolate Pretzels

For gift giving I just put them in cellophane bags, add some ribbon and a tag, and voila!   You can see more in this post.

Packaging chocolate covered pretzelsThese are sure to take care of any salty sweet craving!

Easy Chocolate Pretzels


  1. Su says

    Thank you so much for your tutorial and tips! I covered pretzels with chocolate for the first time!! (I know …where the heck gave I been living!!) I will definitely be making chocolate covered pretzels for quick Christmas gifts this year!!

  2. Mary Rhodes says

    What is the best way to store the dipped pretzels, and how long will they stay fresh?

    I’m planning to dip some pretzels for my Anniversary Party next month, and was wondering if I can make them in advance.
    Thanks for your help.

    • says

      Mary, I’ve made mine a few days in advance. I wouldn’t go more then 4-5 days, the pretzels can get a bit soggy. I store mine in a large tupperware style container.


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