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Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

December 9, 2015 (Last Updated: March 10, 2019)

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Chocolaty Holiday Treat

Are you ready for a fun, easy, kid-friendly treat to make?  Chocolate dipped pretzels are so festive and so easy.  And chocolate and pretzels are a wonderful sweet/salty combination.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

My kids jumped right in to help me make this festive treat.  We had a lot of fun….although I will admit, there were a lot of colored sprinkles all over the kitchen…and the rest of the house… by the time we were done!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels drying on a baking sheet.

We used milk chocolate, chocolate chips.  They are easy to melt and don’t require any special techniques.

We used a microwave for the melting.  You do need to be a bit careful so you don’t burn the chocolate.  I like to heat for 30 seconds at a time and then stir and heat again until the chocolate is completely melted.

Melted chocolate.

Then you just dip your pretzels.  Well, actually, we found spreading the chocolate on the pretzels worked better than an actual dipping.

Dipping was too uneven and yielded way too much chocolate on each pretzel!

Chocolate dipped Christmas Pretzels

Sprinkle on the sprinkles!  Set the finished pretzels on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.  There was lots of finger licking going on here…luckily this treat was just for our family!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are a perfect sweet and salty snack

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
24 mins

Festive Holiday treat with chocolate and pretzels

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: c;hocolate pretzels, Christmas treats, dipped pretzels, festive pretzels
Servings: 24 Pretzels
Calories: 50 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 whole pretzel rods
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles
  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each time.
  2. Continue heating for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
  3. Spread chocolate on 1/3 of each pretzel rod.
  4. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper until cooled and chocolate is set.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels


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  • Reply
    Liora - Allthingsloveli
    December 15, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Last time I made my chocolate turtles I had leftover chocolate and I decided to dip pretzels into it. Yours look so festive and fun for the season- I love them!

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    December 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    5 stars
    These are so fun and cute!

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      December 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm


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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    December 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    These are always so a fun and festive treat to make with kids, Kathy. Chocolate and salty pretzels – what’s not to love!

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      December 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Sometimes we need something quick, easy and delicious!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 10, 2015 at 7:22 am

    These are so festive and fun, Kathy!! Anything with sprinkles makes me swoon, but sprinkles + chocolate AND pretzels?! YES please! These are fabulous, my dear! Cheers! <3

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    David @ Spiced
    December 10, 2015 at 5:03 am

    I love chocolate dipped pretzels! You’re right that these are perfect for the kids to help with…and eat! I say we skip the cookies this year and make a huge batch of these pretzels for Santa. 🙂

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      December 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

      That would make one happy Santa!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    December 10, 2015 at 3:57 am

    These are adorable, festive and fun, and need to be included in all my daughter’s teacher gifts this year! There’s only one problem….who gets to lick the chocolate bowl? Hmmmm???

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      December 10, 2015 at 5:32 am

      Who gets to lick the bowl is always a dilemma!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    December 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Chocolate covered sprinkled pretzels! Yes! I love this! I can only imagine cleaning up all those sprinkles from your house with kids helping! Happy Holidays!

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      December 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

      The sprinkles seemed to travel far…

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    Lori from LL Farm
    December 9, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Very festive with those sprinkles and how fun doing it with the kids!

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      December 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Kids of any age can help with these!

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