Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Christmas Style

Chocolate Covered Pretzels @themerrythought #christmas #desserts
One of my favorite things about Christmas time are the yummy treats everyone is making and sharing!  I love stopping by the dessert table at holiday parties and enjoying the pretty display of all the sweets – and of course to sample a few!  Chocolate covered pretzels are always a favorite and a really easy treat to add to your dessert table. (They can be made ahead too – always a plus!)  Using white chocolate with red stripes makes it festive while keeping it simple.  To display, find a nice platter or piece of wood, and add a few small pine branches, wild rose hips, and pinecones.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels @themerrythought #christmas #desserts
White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
(all measurements are an approximation – doesn’t need to be exact)

pretzels (bigger are easier/quicker to dip)
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
red candy melts (found mine at Michaels)

Put white chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl. Drizzle about a teaspoon of vegetable oil over the chips and stir to coat. Microwave on medium high for one minute. Stir. Continue heating in 30 second increments, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate can be stirred smooth. Make sure not to overheat it – that can cause it to clump. When the chips are all just about melted, but you can still see some unmelted chips, keep stirring and the few unmelted ones should melt while you stir.
Dip pretzels into melted white chocolate (using two forks to do the dipping is helpful as the excess chocolate can drip off easier) and lay flat on a piece of wax paper to harden.
Once the chocolate has hardened, pour about 1/4-1/2 cup of the red candy melts in a microwavable bowl and heat on medium high for 45 seconds. Stir. Continue heating in 20 second increments, stirring every 20 seconds, until the candy melts can be stirred smooth. (Same as the white chocolate steps above).
Pour melted red candy melts into a small ziploc baggie, squeeze the air out, and seal the top. Snip off a very small bit of the bottom corner of the baggie and drizzle red candy over the hardened white chocolate.  Allow to harden.  Enjoy!

Store in a cool place (mine are fine on the counter) in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels - Christmas Desserts @themerrythought
(Have you noticed the snowy backdrops in our pictures recently? We’ve had so much snow around here the last week! So lovely, but it also makes it tricky to do photo shoots! Be expecting to see a lot more snowy photos in the months to come. And know that we’re freezing our fingers off while shooting – today feels warm because it’s back into the 20’s.  Oh blog life…)
Chocolate Covered Pretzels  @themerrythought
Chocolate Covered Pretzels @themerrythought #christmas #desserts
Chocolate Covered Pretzels - Christmas Desserts @themerrythought

Happy pretzel dipping! Manda

  • Anna @ The TableWednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:11 am

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love how the snow looks in the background. It’s too bad we don’t get that much snow in Texas!ReplyCancel

  • grandbabycakesWednesday, December 18, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    These are really gorgeous! I just pinned.ReplyCancel

  • MaryThursday, December 19, 2013 - 1:22 pm

    But where is the recipe???ReplyCancel

    • MandaFriday, December 20, 2013 - 9:17 am

      Hi Mary. It’s just your basic chocolate dipped pretzels. I melted white chocolate, dipped the pretzels, let them cool. Then I melted Red Candy Melts (I got mine at Michaels), put that in a plastic bag, snipped a corner of the baggie and drizzled the red stripes on. I can give further details if you’d like, just let me know.ReplyCancel

  • JmeFriday, December 20, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    How do you melt your white chocolate? Mine never melts right and gets clumpyReplyCancel

    • MandaSaturday, December 21, 2013 - 7:34 pm

      I melt mine in the microwave. I always add a little bit of vegetable oil to my chips and stir it in. Then I microwave it in 30 second increments, stirring every 30 seconds. Make sure not to overheat it – that can cause it to clump. When the chips are all just about melted, but you can still see some unmelted chips, keep stirring and the few unmelted ones should melt while you stir. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • tiffanySunday, December 22, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    ho0w much oilReplyCancel

    • MandaMonday, December 23, 2013 - 9:02 am

      I don’t usually measure it, just drizzle a little in, so I don’t have an exact amount. I would guess it’s about 1/2-1 tsp. per one cup of chips. You just want enough to barely coat the chips.ReplyCancel

  • AmandaMonday, December 23, 2013 - 1:14 pm

    Would you mind emailing me a detailed recipe, please? TIA!ReplyCancel

    • MandaMonday, December 30, 2013 - 8:14 am

      Hi Amanda – I just sent you an email with how I make it. I don’t have exact measurements for anything, but hopefully my email will help. I’ll try to make these again soon and measure things and then update the blog with an official recipe.ReplyCancel

  • jennMonday, November 3, 2014 - 9:06 pm

    how do you store them? How long do they last stored?ReplyCancel

    • MandaTuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:57 am

      Hi Jenn – store in an airtight container, at room temperature. (Just be sure not to store them anywhere warm or the chocolate will start to melt!) I would say they would probably store for a few days as long as it wasn’t too warm where you were storing them.ReplyCancel

  • JeanneSunday, December 14, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    Hi! Do you think these would freeze or would that make the pretzels go gooey? They look fantastic!ReplyCancel

    • MandaSunday, December 14, 2014 - 9:59 pm

      Hi Jeanne – I actually have no idea what freezing would do to the pretzels, I’ve never tried. You could give it a try with a couple and see. I’d love to hear what happens – if you try it, let us know if it works or not!ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethWednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:17 pm

    How many covered pretzels will this make?ReplyCancel

    • MandaWednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:40 pm

      Hi Elizabeth – it will vary depending on the size pretzel you use. I made these a while back, I can’t remember how many I got out of the batch using this size pretzel – I would guess around 10-12 though.ReplyCancel

  • OhmydishThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:12 pm

    Hi ! We put up a list of the TOP 100 best Christmas recipes for 2015. Your recipe was also included on this list. Go check it out at: Greetings, Veronique and Marco from ohmydish.comReplyCancel

  • Eden PassanteMonday, October 24, 2016 - 3:23 pm

    YUM! I would probably eat one of these and get hooked right off the bat. The presentation is perfect as well!ReplyCancel

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