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Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

December 20, 2017

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Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels, a fun and easy Christmas Holiday snack. Savory, crunchy pretzels covered in rich chocolate and refreshing peppermint candy cane pieces.

rows of chocolate peppermint pretzels covered in semi-sweet chocolate and crushed candy canes Tap any photo to Pin

Any chocolate will do

Chocolate peppermint pretzels are an easy and delicious snack for all those hungry relatives and friends filling your house with joy (you lucky, loved person you). And they cater to all types of chocolate-lovers! I used semi-sweet and white chocolate, but you could use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even mint chocolate. If anyone tries these other types, share your wisdom in the comments!

rows of chocolate peppermint pretzels covered in white chocolate and crushed candy canes

How to get the perfect chocolate coating

Getting a good chocolate covering is not hard. I drop the pretzels into the bowl of melted chocolate, them flip them over using a fork. To get the pretzels back out, I balance the pretzel on the fork, and then scrape the bottom of the fork on the edge of the bowl as I pull the pretzel out to prevent drips.

semi-sweet chocolate peppermint pretzels topped with crushed candy canes

Storing the chocolate peppermint pretzels

Although Christmas is fast approaching, you can make these chocolate peppermint pretzels ahead of time and keep them in a sealed container in the freezer. I tried doing this, but there is one problem. They are also very good right out of the freezer and Chris we I ate them all pretty quickly. You’ve been warned!

Once they’ve fully set in the freezer, you can also store them in fridge or the freezer, whichever one isn’t too full of other treats ๐Ÿ™‚

white chocolate peppermint pretzels topped with crushed candy canes

How to get the right chocolate thickness

I used chocolate chips to make the pretzels you see here (don’t they look good?). I did find the chocolate was a bit thicker than I wanted. The fix is easy: just drizzle in a little light tasting oil to thin the chocolate (it will also make it shiny!). Canola oil works well.

If the chocolate starts getting too thick while you’re making the chocolate peppermint pretzels, just warm it up the microwave. 10 seconds should do the trick.

Also, since I decided not to temper the chocolate, it will melt a bit on your fingers if left at room temperature for very long. Other types of chocolate will behave a bit differently, but you might want to keep a napkin handy for the little ones. The grownups can just lick their fingers ๐Ÿ˜‰

chocolate peppermint pretzels covered in rich chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes

And here’s a few more yummy chocolate-peppermint treats to check out!


Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels, a fun and easy Christmas Holiday snack. Savory, crunchy pretzels covered in rich chocolate and refreshing peppermint candy cane pieces.
Servings 4 -8
Author 2teaspoons

Ingredients

  • 8 oz chocolate I used half semi-sweet, half white, melted in 2 separate bowls
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes
  • light-tasting oil to thin chocolate optional -- I used canola oil

Instructions

  1. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place chocolate in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 30 sec. Stir until smooth. If chocolate does not completely melt, continue microwaving in 10 second intervals. Once chocolate is fully melted and smooth thin with a dash of oil if necessary.
  3. Place a pretzel in melted chocolate. Use a fork to flip pretzel until fully coated. Use fork to remove pretzel from chocolate, scraping any excess chocolate off on the edge of the bowl. Arrange in a single layer on lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Repeat for each pretzel.
  4. Place pretzels in refrigerator or freezer for at least 15 minutes for chocolate to set. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container in refrigerator or freezer.

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