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Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels are the perfect combination of a sweet and salty treat. These are a lot easier to make than you think and you can customize for any event, holiday or gathering with different toppings! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate covered pretzels
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 435kcal


  • 2 cups chocolate chips melted
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 16 oz pretzels 1 bag
  • assorted candy/sprinkles/nuts/etc. for decoration


  • Melt chocolate with vegetable oil in a candy melter, in the microwave or a double boiler.
    stirring melted chocolate with a spoon
  • Place pretzels into chocolate and flip to coat. With your fork, scoop the pretzel out the chocolate.
    pulling chocolate covered pretzel out of melted chocolate
  • Gently shake off any excess, then place onto parchment paper.
    chocolate covered pretzels on a wax paper lined baking sheet
  • Immediatley decorate with desired toppings.
    crushed pretzels on top of chocolate covered pretzel
  • Allow pretzels to set completely, then package as desired or store in an airtight container.
    hand holding up a chocolate covered pretzel


Topping Ideas
  • Mini M&M's
  • Mini Reese's Pieces
  • Crushed Pretzels
  • Sea Salt
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Coconut Shreds
  • Chopped Nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, etc.)
  • Crushed Candy Bars
  • Toffee Bits
  • Freezer Dried Fruit (chopped or powdered)


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 737mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 6mg