Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels are sweet, salty, and crunchy, made with pretzel twists, melted chocolate and flaky sea salt. It’s the perfect holiday treat, or you can give them as gifts!

Chocolate is its own food group in this kitchen, and we’ve been busy making all of our favorite desserts like Dark Chocolate Crinkle CookiesChristmas White Chocolate Trash Snack Mix and Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels are one of my all-time favorite recipes to make for the holidays because they’re the perfect snack to wrap up as gifts. The pretzel adds a really nice crunch against the sweet candy, with some added flaky salt for a salty flavor.

You can cover the pretzel in milk chocolate or white chocolate (or a combo of both). I like to use melting chocolate for this recipe, but I’ve also done this with chocolate chips leftover from making holiday desserts.

This is a totally kid-friendly recipe, and the perfect way for them to have fun in the kitchen! You want to make sure you have either parchment or wax paper on hand for this recipe, to make sure the pretzels don’t stick as they dry. I like to put them on a cookie sheet so it’s easier to move them to the refrigerator all at once.


These pretzels will last at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks. Keep them in a cool dry place, remember that chocolate can melt if it gets too hot. I usually use a plastic bag and a container, just to make sure they don’t go stale. The last thing we want is stale snacks!


For this recipe you can use melting chocolate or chocolate chips to coat the pretzels. I also like to keep a piping bag ready to decorate them after the first coating. For example, coat with milk chocolate, then drizzle with white chocolate.

I actually coated in both additional semisweet chocolate here and white chocolate just so you could see how you can actually make it look beautiful even with just additional chocolate of the same variety too!

You can sprinkle some sugar (or salt in this recipe) on decoratively. I have also rolled the chocolate-dipped pretzels in crushed candy canes, crushed Oreos, and chopped peanuts.


The easiest way is to melt the candy for this recipe is in the microwave, stopping every 30 seconds to stir and make sure the chocolate isn’t burning. You can also use a double boiler to melt the chocolate, stirring continuously until it looks smooth.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels


Lay the chocolate covered pretzels on a baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes. The melted chocolate will set once it’s cold, then you can remove the pretzels from the baking sheet and move to your container.


Freezing might make the pretzels go stale more quickly, so I do not recommend it. This recipe works best at room temperature, or refrigerated if it’s too warm or the chocolate starts melting.



  • Don’t leave these in sunlight or in a warm room. If you know it’s going to be especially warm one day, store them in a cooler place like the refrigerator.
  • Make chocolate-coconut pretzels by dipping them in sweetened coconut flakes! It’s the perfect no bake recipe for the weekend.
  • You can add nuts to the food processor to chop them quickly, like pecans, almonds, or walnuts.
  • Make this a diary-free recipe by using allergen free chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate.
  • Dip in dark chocolate and sprinkle with chopped candied orange peel for a chocolate orange pretzel recipe!
  • The difference between wax paper and parchment paper is that wax paper cannot withstand the heat when baking, while parchment paper can. They’re both great for this no bake recipe because they’re non-stick.
  • Add a few drops of peppermint extract to melted semisweet chocolate and sprinkle with peppermint candy for a Christmas version!

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels are sweet, salty, and crunchy, made with pretzel twists, melted chocolate and flaky sea salt. It's the perfect holiday treat, or you can give them as gifts!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate covered pretzels
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 36 servings
Calories 72 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder



  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments.

  2. Dip the pretzels, scrape most of the chocolate off the bottom of them and place onto parchment paper to harden.
  3. Place remaining chocolate into piping bag and squeeze over pretzels and sprinkle salt over the top then harden the pretzels fully in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. After putting the flakes if salt in there, I noticed after a couple days my pretzels developed white spots. Is this because the salt dissolved into the chocolate and created this? And is there any way to prevent this.

  2. When I initially read through the recipe, on the last step, I thought it said “hide” the pretzels in the fridge and I thought to myself “oh, that is exactly what I’m going to do!”?

    After re-reading it, I will STILL hide them in the fridge.