I love the salty and sweet combination. My family devours chocolate covered pretzels anytime I make them. So I decided to make these delicious Easter Chocolate Covered Pretzels to year and everyone loved them.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Easter Treats:
My family and I love celebration with sweet treats for Easter. We all love the salty and sweet combination of these chocolate covered pretzels. It is one of our favorite Spring Desserts. Easily made with only three ingredients depending on how many colors you use.
These Easter Pretzel are easy to make, super tasty and beautiful. These are perfect for your next Easter menu or Spring party.
Where Can you find Candy Melts?
I love using candy melts to make easy chocolate covered candy recipes. They come in a variety of colors and have a delicious chocolatey flavor.
Also, they now sell these at our local grocery store but you can also find them at your local craft stores as well.
If you don’t have either of these options, they are available on amazon as well. You can find a great selection of options here.
- Miniature Pretzel Twists or Pretzel Rods
- Candy Melts or Chocolate Chips. We used yellow, pink and blue (4 ounces of each) but you can definitely use your favorite colors for this recipe.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Easter:
- Step 1 – First place the chocolate or candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. We place each separate color in its own bowl.
- Step 2 – Microwave each bowl in 30 second increments or until chocolate is melted. Stir between each interval until the chocolate is smooth.
- Step 3 – Then dip the mini pretzel twists into the candy melt or the chocolate. Use a fork to coat each pretzel in chocolate, then tap the fork against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
- Step 4 – Then arrange the pretzel on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, wax paper or foil. Then drizzle with the other colors.
- Step 5 – Let the pretzels sit until dry. They will need to sit at room temperature for approximately 1 hour. You can put them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
- Step 6 – Serve, or store in an airtight container and, of course, enjoy!
Tips for Easter Pretzel Treats:
- Melting Chocolate – Ensure that the chocolate or candy melts are completely melted before dipping the pretzels. I melted mine in the microwave and it was quick and easy. But you can also use a double boiler to melt them as well.
- Smooth Chocolate – If the melted candy or chocolate is not smooth, add about ½ tsp of vegetable oil. You can also use coconut oil.
- Overheating – Make sure that you do not overheat the chocolate or candy melts. As this will make it difficult to spread so watch it closely while melting. This is why I used 30 second intervals and watched it closely.
- Immediately Use – Use the melted chocolate or candy melts immediately. It will harden back so be ready to dip the pretzels once it has been melted.
- Use a fork – When dipping the pretzels in the chocolate, I recommend using a fork. Tap the fork gently on the side of the bowl. The excess chocolate will run off through the prongs on the fork so it works better than a spoon.
- Cover Baking Sheet – I covered a cookie sheet with foil to allow the pretzels to dry. But you can also use wax paper or parchment paper as well.
- Adding other colors – After I dip the pretzel in the chocolate, I allowed it to set for approximately 15 minutes before drizzling with the other colors.
Variations Chocolate Covered Pretzels:
Here are a few ideas to change up this recipe to make these Easter Chocolate Covered Pretzels your own.
- Use melting chocolate (dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate) or white candy melts for the coating. White Chocolate Covered Pretzels would be a great option.
- Top with your favorite sprinkles. There are some adorable ones on sale here.
- Drip any kind of pretzels. We used the mini twists for this recipe but rods or regular size ones will work great too. I also think the pretzel snaps will be adorable too. ‘
- You can also top with your favorite type of candy. Press an M&M’s, Oreos, Heath bars or Butterfingers will be delicious topping for these pretzels.
How to Store Chocolate Covered Pretzels:
I stored these pretzels as room temperature in a sealed ziplock bag and they were perfectly fine. I think that they will last for up to 2 weeks but, honestly, they didn’t last that long in my house.
Can you Freeze Chocolate Covered Pretzels?
Yes, you can freeze chocolate covered pretzels. Place in a freezer container or ziplock freezer bag.
Print the recipe for these Easter Chocolate Covered Pretzels here:
Easter Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Use different bowls for each color.
- Microwave each bowl in 30 second increments or until the candy is melted. Stir between each interval until the candy is smooth.
- Dip the pretzel twists in the candy melt or the chocolate, use a fork to coat each pretzel in the candy, then tap the fork against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
- Then place the pretzel on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, wax paper or foil. Then drizzle with the other colors.
- Let the pretzels sit until dry. They will need to sit at room temperature for approximately 1 hour or you can put them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
- Serve or store!
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