I officially bow down to these pretzels.
I didn’t really think a simple chocolate covered pretzel could get any better, because to me, the simple combo of salted pretzels and sweet chocolate will forever win in my book. BUT, then these pretzels happened and they changed my world.
I only added three extra ingredients, but oh my gosh. I can’t even explain how amazing these are. Like so good, so addicting and SO easy! I figured since Thanksgiving is less than a week away (oh my gosh, oh my gosh, someone send me a personal elf to help me with all the holiday prep!!) that we needed a super quick and easy dessert/snack that’s guaranteed to be a hit with everyone.
To me that just screams “chocolate covered pretzels…with extra salt!”. Up until now, I’ve never thought to put chocolate covered pretzels on the blog, I just felt like everyone already knows how to make them. I mean, I think even my brothers know how to take a pretzel and dip it in chocolate. Well, that could definitely be a stretch for Red. The kid has plenty of skills on a snowboard, but put him in the kitchen and he’s LOST. Put him in front of school books and um… he’s still lost.
I do have full confidence though that even he could master the art of the chocolate covered pretzels with a little direction.
ANYWAY, my point is that until now I never thought to do a post about chocolate covered pretzels. Then I had the idea of chocolate covered cinnamon sugar pretzels and that made me think. Like, hmm, maybe that’s worth posting?
So I did what I do when I don’t know what to do. I asked mom, I asked Abby (my cousin) and I asked Maggie (also my cousin). All three answers came back almost identical, “that sounds yummy!! I don’t think I would have ever thought to add cinnamon sugar. You have to make those, they will be so good!”. So that pretty much settled it for me.
I was totally making chocolate covered cinnamon sugar pretzels.
So here is what I did, it’s pretty dang simple.
***One: melt some butter.
***Two: add a bag of pretzels to a super large bowl, you can use your favorite size/shape, any pretzel works!
***Three: pour the melted butter all over the pretzels.
***Four: add a little sugar and a lot of cinnamon…aka the good stuff.
***Five: toss it all together.
***Six: bake until toasted, golden perfection.
***Seven: dip (and dip generously) with melted chocolate (milk or dark).
***Eight: sprinkle with flaky salt. <–DO IT.
Pretty simple right?!? I am giving you fair warning though, these pretzels are addicting. Stopping at just one is nearly impossible. But it’s cool cause, “Tis the Season”, it’s the one time of the year when eating everything and anything is totally acceptable.
Hehe. I love it!
Ok but really, probably, no most definitely, you need to make these ASAP. There are several options here, you could make these as a hostess gift for the holidays, pack them up and ship them as gifts, or um, just devour them all yourself. <–That would be me, since these do not even have a chance when they are within reach.
Seriously, these Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels make the BEST gifts. They are so easy and durable, which is obviously a HUGE bonus when shipping things or even when just transporting them from one house to another. PLUS, there’s no frosting, so that means no mess.
You see what I did here? I created the ultimate holiday gift, plus a simple, addicting, delicious dessert. Cool!
Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels.
Servings: 35 Pretzels
Calories Per Serving: 36 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 ounce bag pretzel use your favorite size/shape, 16
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- seeds from 1/2 a vanilla bean optional
- 12 ounces milk semi-sweet or dark chocolate, melted
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- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss together the melted butter, pretzels and the cinnamon sugar.
- Spread the pretzels out on a the prepared baking sheets in an even layer. Drizzle with any remaining butter left in the bowl and sprinkle with any remaining cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until toasted and golden. Watch close as the sugar can burn quickly on the pretzels. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate over a double broiler or in the microwave on intervals stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.
- Dip each pretzel in chocolate and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining pretzels. Place the pretzels in the freezer to set for 10 minutes. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.
In my opinion though, you should just keep these all to yourself. Don’t worry, it’ll be our little secret.
P.S. Make sure you guys check back tomorrow for a special Saturday post! I have something fun planned!
When do you use the vanilla? Thanks!
Sorry, you can add that in step 2. Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan
If I keep some frozen can I keep them for longer than a week?
Hey Candie! yes, keeping them frozen works great and you can keep them for a very long time! Let me know if you have other questions. Thanks!
These look awesome! How did you do the chocolate drizzle? With a fork?
Hey Sarah! I either put the chocolate in a bag and snip the corner off and drizzle that or use a fork. Thank you!
I made these to give to my siblings at Christmas with some other baked goods. I had used up all the good chocolate so I just melted chocolate chips with some shortening. The chocolate chips alone were too thick for dipping so the shape of the pretzels were lost (the holes got filled in with chocolate, not that I’m complaining about gobs of chocolate). The shortening helps thin it out a bit so it isn’t so gloppy.
I used the large pretzels, approx 3″ wide and 2 1/2″ high and didn’t have a problem. Maybe you used small pretzels? The discs that you melt down in the microwave work really well. The chocolate was already quite firm before I even put into the freezer.
Also, I wanted to salt the dipped pretzels because I liked the look (and taste). My pretzels were already salted, so I held back on it. Glad I did because the salt taste in the pretzels does come through. It would be have been to much if I added more.