The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Chocolate Pretzel Recipe

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Chocolate Pretzel Recipe

Chocolate covered pretzels have long been a popular treat. How about a new twist on an old classic with these chocolate pretzel bites? They have that tasty mix of salty and sweet that so many people love and are super simple to make. Use different colors of candies and sprinkles to theme your homemade pretzel bites for any occasion. It's a delicious combination of a chocolate bar, pretzel snack, and sugary candy all in one delicious bite!

You aren't going to believe how simple and fun these chocolate treats are to make. They're so easy that Eli, my four-year-old, was able to do most of it for himself. You'll see his little hands preparing them in the video below. What a great gift for kids to make for family and friends! Just wrap a few up, add a ribbon, and you have a sweet, kid-made gift. That is...if you and the kids don't eat them all first.

Ready to make your own chocolate pretzel bites? Here's our recipe for this homemade chocolate treat!

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

You'll also need:
  • large microwavable bowl
  • spoon
  • silicon baking cups (Mine came from Target, but these and these are also great options.)
  • microwave
  • plastic bag
  1. Place the baking chocolate in a large microwavable bowl. Heat it on high for 30 second intervals. Stir in between heating. You'll know the chocolate is ready when it's completely melted without any lumps.
  2. Spoon a small amount into the bottom of each baking cup.
  3. Place a pretzel on top of the chocolate before it hardens.
  4. Put you chocolate candies into a plastic bag and use a spoon to crush them into pieces.
  5. Sprinkle a generous amount of candy pieces and sprinkles over the chocolate and pretzels.
  6. The chocolate will harden fairly quickly, but you can place the baking cups in the freezer for a few minutes to speed up the process.
  7. After the chocolate has completely hardened, remove the pretzel bites from the baking cups.
  8. Place them in a bowl for snacking or wrap them up to gift to others. Enjoy!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
Since the kids and I had some leftover chocolate and pretzels, we decided to make chocolate dipped pretzels too! Just dip, add sprinkles, and let the chocolate harden for another easy treat option.
Happy snacking!
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  1. How fun are these? Sweet and salty is the absolute BEST combo.

  2. Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favourite treats, but I only ever get them at Christmas time, haha. I can't believe I've never thought to make my own. These are so cute with the sprinkles and everything too.

  3. These are sooooooooooo cute!! And most of all - irresistible
    I'd grab them all and eat if I only could :)

  4. These look so pretty and fun! I love the combination of sweet and salty with chocolate, such a satisfying treat! :-)


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