Pretzels stuffed with peanut butter cups and dipped in chocolate make the best Football Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies. This no bake recipe is an easy treat for game day.

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Football Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

Game day or any football party needs delicious food. No one wants to spend a ton of time in the kitchen so this no bake recipe is amazing. Everyone will love this salty and sweet dessert.

Not only is it so easy to make but it is festive too. The combination of salty pretzels and creamy peanut butter cups dipped in chocolate taste delicious. With only a few ingredients, this yummy treat is fabulous.

Football Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods make another easy and tasty treat to try.

Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

Ingredients: 

  • Pretzels (snaps or mini)
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 
  • Coconut Oil 
  • White Decorating Icing 
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies on a platter.

How to make Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

  • Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Step 2. Place ½ of the pretzels on a baking sheet. We suggest lining the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Step 3. Unwrap the mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and place them on top of each pretzel.
  • Step 4. Bake for 3-4 minutes until the peanut butter cups start to glisten.
  • Step 5. Remove from the oven and immediately add another pretzel on top. Press down gently to smash the Reese’s peanut butter cups.  
  • Step 6. Place in the fridge and allow to harden for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Step 7. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a small bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second intervals until the chips are completely melted.
  • Step 8. Dip the pretzel sandwiches into the melted chocolate chips.
  • Step 9. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment pepper and allow to cool completely before serving. 
  • Step 10. Use the white decorating icing to add the laces to each treat.  Allow the icing to set and then they are ready to enjoy!

How to store

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.  If you live in a more humid or warm area, refrigerate them to prevent them from melting.  

You might want to place wax paper in between the cookies to prevent them from sticking.

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How to freeze

This treat can be frozen up to 6 months. It is a great way to save time when you have a bunch of other treats to make.

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Recipe tips:

They freeze extremely well.

  • Microwave safe bowl. Make sure that you melt the chocolate using a bowl that is safe for the microwave.
  • Melt the chocolate in intervals. We recommend 30 second intervals when melting the chocolate and stirring after each. This will prevent it from burning.
  • Immediately add the pretzel on top. This needs to be done as soon as it comes out of the oven. Otherwise it might not stick. Gently press down to smash the peanut butter cup together.
  • Line the baking pan. This recipe is much easier if you use a lined cookie sheet. Cleanup will take minutes when you can toss the wax paper.
  • Allow to cool before dipping. Let the pretzel pieces cool before dipping into the chocolate or they will slide.
  • Remove excess chocolate. Use a fork to dip the pretzels in chocolate. Tap on the side to remove any excess chocolate.
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Variation ideas

  • Candy. Instead of the peanut butter cup in the middle, try using a Rolo or hug.
  • Chocolate. Substitute melting chocolate instead of chocolate chips.
  • Sea Salt. Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top of each pretzel treat.
  • Football design. Instead of decorator’s icing, you can also try using white chocolate. Melt the chocolate and pour into a piping bag to pipe the football design.
  • Pretzel Rods. Dip pretzel rods in chocolate to make Chocolate Dipped Football pretzel rods.
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Get ready for Game Day with this treat.

Everyone can enjoy a delicious treat that is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Since the recipe is no bake it is effortless. Make this today for a yummy snack or dessert.

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Football Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

4.67 from 3 votes
Pretzels stuffed with peanut butter cups and dipped in chocolate make the best Football Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies. This no bake recipe is an easy treat for game day.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 464

Ingredients

  • 48 Pretzels snaps or mini
  • 24 Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • 8 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • White Decorating Icing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place ½ of the pretzels on a baking sheet.
  • Unwrap the mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and place them on top of each pretzel.
  • Bake for 3-4 minutes until the peanut butter cups start to glisten.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately add another pretzel on top. Press down gently to smash the Reese’s peanut butter cups.
  • Place in the fridge and allow to harden for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a small bowl by microwaving them in 30 second intervals until the chips are completely melted.
  • Dip the pretzel sandwiches into the melted chocolate chips.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment pepper and allow to cool completely before serving. 
  • Use the white decorating icing to add the laces to each treat.  Allow the icing to set and then they are ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.  If you live in a more humid or warm area, refrigerate them to prevent them from melting.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 464kcal, Carbohydrates 48g, Protein 8g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 259mg, Potassium 349mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 35g, Vitamin A 43IU, Vitamin C 0.3mg, Calcium 59mg, Iron 3mg

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