Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Sometimes you just need to take a break from more complicated recipes and go back to the basics.  Make something simple.  Make something delicious.  That’s what I decided to do this week.  I wanted to go back to one of the easiest treats that I have ever made – chocolate covered pretzels.

Pretzels are one of the few snacks that we will occasionally let ourselves pick up at the grocery store.  We try not to keep too many snack foods around because, well, we would eat them. 🙂 Pretzels, though, they’re crunchy, they’re salty, what’s not to love?

And chocolate, well, you all probably know by now just how much I love chocolate.

So, combining chocolate and pretzels… it’s definitely a win.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels | The Little Blue Mixer

All you really need to make these treats is a bag of pretzels and some chocolate.  Pick any kind or pretzel, pick any kind of chocolate.  This recipe is just so flexible.  If you want to take it up another notch, grab some fun toppings.  I chose Oreo’s and sprinkles!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels | The Little Blue Mixer

To begin, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Later, once the chocolate dries on the parchment paper, you will be able to pick up the pretzels without any issues.

Once you have all of your toppings ready to go, melt the chocolate.  I went with milk chocolate and white chocolate.  I put them each in a separate bowl and microwaved one at a time.  I alternated microwaving for 20 seconds and then stirring.  You don’t want to burn the chocolate, so don’t heat it for too long without stirring.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels | The Little Blue Mixer

When the chocolate is nice and smooth, we are ready to have some fun!

Now, depending on the type of pretzels you are working with, you will have to try a few different methods to get them coated in chocolate.  For the little pretzel knots, I simply dunked them in the chocolate and then shook off the excess.  For the pretzel sticks, I used my little spatula to help cover the end of the stick.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels | The Little Blue Mixer

Cover the pretzel with chocolate, add the topping you want, and then set it on the parchment.  I put sprinkles on the milk chocolate, Oreo’s on the white chocolate, and a few others where I just drizzled more chocolate on top.  Have fun with this!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels | The Little Blue Mixer

Once the pan is full of pretzels, move it to the fridge to chill for a bit.  You will be able to tell when the chocolate is hardened; you should be able to lift the pretzel off the parchment without any issues.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels | The Little Blue Mixer

I moved my pretzels into a smaller container and then just kept them in the fridge to make sure the chocolate didn’t melt.  They will be fine if you leave them out, though, as long as you don’t let them get too hot!

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So simple and delicious.  Perfect.

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There are so many possibilities with these fun treats.  A few years ago, I made them for my wedding as favors!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels | The Little Blue Mixer

If you are looking for something fun and easy to make with the kids, this would be great.  I can’t say there won’t be a mess involved… but it will be fun for sure. 🙂

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Alright, that’s all I have for you today!  Enjoy!  As always, thank you so much for coming by the blog!

I’ll be sharing this post with all of the fun people over at Fiesta Friday!

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