Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

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This holiday season, try our chocolate covered pretzels recipe. A salty, crunchy pretzel smothered in smooth chocolate and topped with colorful sprinkles!

This chocolate covered pretzels recipe is probably one of my favorite holiday snacks. They are right up there with sugar cookies, peppermint truffles, chocolate dipped pretzel rods, and bread pudding.

These little treats are salty, sweet, and the perfect size for snacking. Best of all, they’re so colorful when you add the decorating sprinkles.

Additionally, you could easily make these as gifts or party favors for your loved ones.

In case you were wondering, yes, our chocolate covered pretzels recipe is simple to prepare. It only takes about 30 to 40 minutes to smoother all those savory pretzels in rich, decadent chocolate.

Top-down view of the chocolate covered pretzels recipe , white and dark chocolate dipped pretzels with sprinkles.


First, lay out your parchment or wax paper for the pretzels to sit on while they cool.

Next, in a double-boiler, begin melting one type of chocolate over low heat. Stir constantly!

Top-down view of the ingredients, white and dark melting chocolate, mini-pretzels, and colorful sprinkles.

Then, after the chocolate melts, place three to five pretzels in the creamy mixture and coat them with chocolate.

Now, use a fork to gently remove each pretzel and lay it on the wax paper to dry.

Afterward, sprinkle the pretzel with decorative sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm.

Side-view of the chocolate covered pretzels being dipped in melted dark chocolate with a fork.

Last, let the chocolate covered pretzels cool on the paper for at least 20 minutes or until the chocolate is solid.

You will want to repeat the process for the other type of chocolate.

Top-down view of the pretzels, covered in chocolate, cooling on wax paper.


  • You can use a microwave to melt the chocolate. Use a microwave-safe bowl, half power on your microwave, and melt the chocolate in 15-second intervals, while stirring in between each interval.
  • Don’t leave the chocolate unattended. It can burn easily and that would ruin your dish.
A close-up view of the dark chocolate covered pretzels recipe with christmas sprinkles.
  • Different sized pretzels will change the number of pretzels you can make using the chocolate measurements.
  • Try different types of toppings, like finely chopped nuts or crushed peppermints.
  • Go to your local craft store to buy decorative candy bags and make these as holiday gifts or party favors.
The final top-down view of the white and dark chocolate dipped pretzels in a white bowl.

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Top-down view of the chocolate covered pretzels recipe , white and dark chocolate dipped pretzels with sprinkles.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

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Author: John
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings



  • First, place a large sheet of parchment or waxed paper on the counter.
  • Next, melt the dark chocolate on low heat in a double boiler stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted.
    10 ounces dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Then, after the dark chocolate is melted, place 4-5 pretzels at a time into melted chocolate. Make sure pretzels are completely covered.
  • Now, use a fork to remove each pretzel from the chocolate and allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Afterward, place chocolate covered pretzel onto parchment or waxed paper.
  • Last, add the sprinkles while chocolate is still warm.
    6 ounces sprinkles
  • Repeat the process (steps 2 through 6) for the white chocolate after using the dark chocolate. 
    10 ounces vanilla melting wafers

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The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 13 pretzels. Actual calories may vary. The chocolate covered pretzels can be stored in a sealed container once the chocolate has completely solidified. The recommended storage time is three to five days.


Serving: 13pretzels | Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of Berly’s Kitchen and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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