How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

April 17, 2023

If you’re searching for a sweet and salty snack, look no further than chocolate covered pretzels! These bite-sized snacks covered in rich, fudgy chocolate are a fun way to satisfy your sweet tooth. One of the best parts is that you can quickly learn to make chocolate-covered pretzels at home. We’ll show you how to create this yummy treat with simple ingredients and delicious plant-based TCHO chocolate. 

Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Pretzels  

For this recipe, you need chocolate chips or TCHO chocolate discs for baking. If you’d like, you can even use chopped TCHO chocolate bars. Any chocolate will do, including semisweet and bittersweet dark chocolate. You can even use oat milk white chocolate or plant-based white chocolate. 

Now that you have your chocolate, grab a bag of pretzel twists or rods. We like to use mini pretzel twists because they don’t break easily and make for the perfect bite. To get the proper ratio of salty and sweet, we like to use about two cups of chocolate discs or chips for every three cups of mini pretzels. If you’d like, you can have extra melted chocolate for drizzling on top of your chocolate covered pretzels. You can also add toppings like sprinkles or flakes of sea salt. In all, you need: 

  • Chocolate chips or discs for baking
  • Mini pretzel twists 
  • Toppings 

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Recipe for Chocolate Covered Pretzels  

Chocolate covered pretzels are such an easy, no-bake treat. Learn how to melt chocolate chips or chocolate discs for baking, and you’re nearly done with the recipe. We’ll take you step-by-step through the process so you’re confident about making these tasty snacks. 

Step 1: Prepare Your Baking Tools and Workspace 

The first step is preparing your baking sheets and workstation to make chocolate pretzels. Line two or three baking sheets with parchment or wax paper, and then place your choice of chocolate discs or chips in a medium-sized bowl. For this recipe, you can use the microwave method or melt your chocolate with the help of a double boiler. 

Step 2: Melt Your Baking Chocolate 

If you’re using the microwave method: Microwave your chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for one minute, and then stir with a spoon or spatula. Continue to pulse the chips or discs in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring the mixture after each pulse. Keep melting in the microwave in 30-second increments until the chocolate mixture is smooth and uniform in appearance and texture. 

If you use the double boiler method: Place your chocolate in a heatproof bowl, and then grab a small saucepan and fill it with water. Now heat the saucepan filled with water until it reaches a simmer. Rest your bowl of chocolate over the saucepan and keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and melted. If you’re using another chocolate for decoration or drizzle, melt it using the same process before decorating. 

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Step 3: Cover the Pretzels in Chocolate 

Drop your hard pretzels one at a time into the melted chocolate. Flip the pretzel with a fork to coat it, and then remove it from the mixture and shake off the excess chocolate. Transfer the covered pretzel to hang on a toothpick, and then use the pick to put the pretzel on the baking sheet. This method will keep your baking sheet from collecting too much chocolate. 

Repeat the step with each pretzel, ensuring the snacks aren’t touching together on the baking sheet. Let the pretzels sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes until the chocolate sets. If you need to work faster, you can freeze your chocolate pretzels for about 10 minutes. 

Step 4 (Optional): Add Chocolate Drizzle or Toppings 

Now it’s time to place your pretzels on a wire rack. If you want a topping like nuts or sprinkles to stick to your coating, add it to the pretzels before the chocolate sets. Decorative white chocolate or milk chocolate drizzle can come after the coating cools. Wait until the first layer of chocolate sets, and then drizzle in batches of 10-12 for a uniform taste and look.  

Step 5: Set the Chocolate and Enjoy!

Once you finish your drizzle or toppings, let any remaining melted chocolate set, and then enjoy! Should you need to store them for guests, you can place the pretzels in an airtight container. This storage method will help keep your pretzels fresh until you serve them. 

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Making Sweet and Salty Chocolate Pretzels 

It’s easy and fun to make chocolate covered pretzels in your kitchen. Grab this recipe the next time you want to treat yourself or someone you love. Everyone likes to eat these treats as a pick-me-up snack or a delicious dessert. They’re so easy to make, you can whip them up anytime the mood strikes. You can also have fun experimenting with different toppings and chocolate flavors. 

Here at TCHO, we have all the baking essentials you need to make chocolate covered pretzels and fudgy chocolate desserts. You’ll find what you need for your next recipe, from baking discs to cocoa powder. Make a traditional family dessert or try something new and impressive. You’ll never get bored of baking and cooking with our quality, plant-based chocolate.