Chocolate Covered Pretzels: Easy Recipe for Delicious Homemade Treats

Learn how to create delicious chocolate covered pretzels with these simple steps that combine the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors.

Key takeaways:

  • Gather essential tools and ingredients before starting.
  • Choose high-quality chocolate and various pretzel shapes.
  • Follow step-by-step instructions for melting and dipping pretzels.
  • Consider adding toppings like sprinkles or crushed nuts.
  • Store chocolate covered pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature.


What You Need

chocolate covered pretzels

Gathering the right tools and ingredients before starting ensures a smooth chocolate coating process for your pretzels. Essential items include:

  • Baking sheets: They will hold the dipped pretzels and should be lined with parchment or wax paper for a non-stick surface.
  • Microwave-safe bowl: For melting chocolate or you could use a double boiler if preferred.
  • Silicone spatula: It helps stir the chocolate smoothly and ensures an even melt without burning.
  • Forks or dipping tools: Necessary for dipping the pretzels and letting excess chocolate drip off.
  • High-quality chocolate: Choose dark, milk, or white chocolate according to taste. Chocolate chips or melting wafers are convenient choices.
  • Pretzels: Opt for pretzel rods or traditional twisted pretzels based on the desired finished look.

By having everything at hand, the preparation process becomes efficient and enjoyable.


Selecting quality dark, milk, or white chocolate ensures a smooth, rich coating. Choose pretzels in your preferred shape and size, keeping in mind surface area for coating. For variety, consider add-ons like sprinkles, crushed nuts, or sea salt. Use food-grade paraffin wax if a shinier, firmer finish is desired. Organic or special dietary options are available for health-conscious consumers or those with specific dietary restrictions.

Quality and pre-preparation of ingredients contribute to the final taste and appearance of the chocolate covered pretzels.


Begin by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper to ensure your pretzels don’t stick.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave, stirring often for a smooth, even consistency.

Avoid water contact which can cause the chocolate to seize.

Dip each pretzel halfway into the chocolate, shaking off the excess, and lay them on the parchment.

If opting for toppings like sprinkles or crushed nuts, sprinkle them on before the chocolate sets.

Allow pretzels to harden at room temperature or speed up the process in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

When the chocolate is set, they are ready to serve.

Remember not to refrigerate too long as condensation can form, leading to a less appealing finish.

Storing Chocolate Covered Pretzels

To ensure your chocolate covered pretzels maintain their crunch and don’t develop a white surface known as chocolate bloom, proper storage is key.

Keep them in an airtight container; this shields them from moisture and other odors.

Store at room temperature, ideally between 60-70°F (15-21°C), which is the sweet spot for preserving chocolate’s texture and flavor.

Avoid refrigeration unless in a humid environment, as it can cause the chocolate to sweat and become soggy when brought back to room temperature.

For extended freshness, you can store them in the freezer for up to two months.

Remember to let them thaw at room temperature before enjoying, to prevent condensation from softening the pretzels.