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 bits are the perfect dessert for your Easter celebration!
My family and I love celebration with sweet treats for Easter. We all love the salty and sweet combination of these chocolate covered pretzels.
They are easy to make, super tasty and beautiful so these chocolate covered pretzels for perfect for your next Easter celebration or Spring party!
Ingredients you need for chocolate covered pretzels for Easter:
The best part about this recipe is that you only need 2 ingredients to make this delicious and easy Easter treat recipe.
- 50 miniature pretzel twists or 24 pretzel rods
- 12 ounces 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!
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. Of course, 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.
How to make chocolate covered pretzels for Spring:
First place the chocolate or candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. We place each separate color in its own bowl.
Microwave each bowl in 30 second increments or until chocolate is melted. Stir between each interval until the chocolate is smooth.
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.
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 in an airtight container and, of course, enjoy!
Tips and Tricks to make these beautiful Easter Chocolate Covered Pretzels:
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.
If the melted candy or chocolate is not smooth, add about 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil to it to make it more smooth as it will coat the pretzels better.
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.
Use the melted chocolate or candy melts immediately. It will harden back so be ready to dip the pretzels once it has been melted.
When dipping the pretzels in the chocolate, I recommend using a fork and tapping it 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.
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. This is definitely optional but it makes clean up a ton easy so I definitely recommend it. No one likes to do more dishes than they have to…right?!
After I initially dipped the chocolate, I allowed it to set for approximately 15 minutes before drizzling with the other colors to make sure that they do not mix together on the pretzels.
And for my last tip, make sure that the pretzels are completely dried before moving for storage. I recommend letting the pretzels sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour or you can place them in the refrigerator to spend up the process if you are impatient like me!
Variation ideas for the cutest 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 candy melts for the coating. Either works great!
- Top with your favorite sprinkles. There are some adorable ones on sale here.
- Drip anytime 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. Chopped up m&ms, Oreos, Heath bars or Butterfingers will be delicious topping for these pretzels.
There is not a limit on the variations for these pretzels. You can also make a variety for your Easter party or Spring event.
How do you 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.
My entire family loves a salty sweet treat, so everyone devoured these pretzels.
If it’s warmer in the area where you live, you might consider storing them in the refrigerator but it wasn’t needed in my home.
Get the kids involved to make this delicious and fun treats!
Since you don’t have to bake this delicious desserts, this is great to get the kids involved. My two daughters helped create these and they loved dipping the pretzels and drizzling the chocolate over the top.
They loved creating these pretzels and I loved that they could enjoy it and I wasn’t worried about this getting burnt. It was a win-win in our household. Woohoo!
Print the recipe for these Easter chocolate covered pretzels here:
Easter Chocolate Covered Pretzels only requires 2 ingredients to make and are the best Easter Treat. Chocolate covered pretzel bits are delicious and easy!
- 50 miniature pretzel twists
- 4 ounces Pink Candy Melts
- 4 ounces Blue Candy Melts
- 4 ounces Yellow Candy Melts
- 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. Place the pretzels on a cooking sheet covered in parchment paper, wax paper or foil.
- 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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