Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chocolate Covered Pretzels


Crunchy pretzels covered in semisweet chocolate.  A salty sweet snack.

After a get together with some friends, I ended up with a 1 pound bag of pretzels.  Some people would be happy with this, but I don't like pretzels, I even pick them out of Chex mix.  My husband doesn't like pretzels very much either, so I had to think of something to do with them (the bag was already opened).  My solution was to cover them with chocolate.  This made the pretzels much more appealing to me.  Best of all this recipe is totally simple, it takes only 2 ingredients and a little time for a wonderful snack that will impress anyone.


1 cup chocolate chips

In a medium sized glass bowl melt the chocolate chips.  Microwave on high for 30 sec intervals, stirring thoroughly after each 30 seconds, for about 2 minutes.  Chocolate will be melted and smooth but still kind of thick.

Push a pretzel into the chocolate and flip it around to cover it with chocolate (you will end up with a glob).

Lift the pretzel out of the chocolate with a fork and tap vigerously on the side of the bowl to let the excess chocolate drip off the pretzel.

Then slide the chocolate covered pretzel onto a sheet of waxed paper and allow to cool until chocolate hardens (I put the chocolate covered pretzels in the refrigerator for an hour or two).

Makes about 40 chocolate covered pretzels.  Keep in a sealed bag, in the refrigerator if your room temperture is warm.  Enjoy.


  1. Chocolate and pretzels are so yummy. You go about it the less messy way. I am impatient, so I melt chocolate chips in a little dish and just dip pretzels and eat. I often add peanut butter to the dip too. And no, I have no idea if chocolate with peanut butter would harden on wax paper like you did here.
    Thanks for sharing your pin, Joy.

  2. Oh my way is plenty messy...there is just something about melted chocolate that ends up all over me... The peanut butter sounds great I'll have to try it.