What do you make when you are craving a treat but only have a few ingredients? Chocolate Covered Pretzels! Learn How to make Chocolate Covered Pretzels with only 2 ingredients that taste amazing.

Chocolate covered pretzels in a pile.
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The sweet and salty combination is our favorite dessert recipe. We are going to show you how to make chocolate covered pretzels for a fun and tasty treat in minutes. The kids and I have been making this no bake treat for years.

Why we love this recipe:

This recipe only calls for 2 ingredients so it is really very simple. You can make these year round for different occasions. I also make Easter Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Red White and Blue Chocolate Covered Pretzels. It’s a festive recipe to enjoy all year.

We love that Chocolate Covered Pretzels is a fun and easy recipe to do as a family. We can decorate with fun colors, sprinkles and swirls.


Ingredients for recipe- chocolate and pretzels.
  • Miniature Pretzel Twists
  • chocolate chips or candy melts – (We used white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate.)

Find the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.


  • Try different types of chocolate: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate and more.
  • Top with your favorite sprinkles. This is perfect for special occasions or holidays.
  • Use other types of pretzel: pretzel rod, pretzel twist or whatever you have.
  • Use crushed candy or cookies to top the pretzels with. This is a great way to use up things from your pantry. Some of our favorites include: M&M’s, Oreo cookies, butterfingers, nutter butter cookies and more.
  • You can even top them with chopped nuts.

How to make Chocolate Covered Pretzels:

Melted chocolate in a bowl.

Step 1. First, place the milk chocolate in a bowl. Melt in 30 second intervals.

Melted white chocolate in a bowl.

Step 2. Then place the white chocolate in a separate bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals.

Fork with pretzel ready to dip into chocolate.

Step 3. Dip some of the pretzels in milk chocolate.

Fork with pretzel ready to dip into white chocolate.

Step 4. Dip some of the pretzels in white chocolate.

Pretzels with white chocolate on baking sheet.

Step 5. Make sure each pretzel is coated. Place on a lined baking sheet.

Pretzels with white chocolate and milk chocolate on baking sheet.

Step 6. Continue to dip the pretzels in both types of chocolate. Arrange on the baking sheet.

More chocolate drizzled over pretzels.

Step 7. Drizzle chocolate over each pretzel. Use the opposite type of chocolate on each pretzel.

Chocolate drizzled over pretzels on baking sheet.

Step 8. Continue until all the pretzels have been decorated. Allow to set for 30 minutes to an hour.


Should I refrigerate chocolate covered pretzels?

The pretzels should be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. It is not necessary to store these in the fridge.
However, if it is warmer where you live, this is an option. We prefer to place in the refrigerator.

Can I make ahead of time?

The pretzels typically stay fresh up to 3 weeks. If you are making these for a party, you can easily make these in advance to save time.

Chocolate covered pretzels on a plate.

Expert Tips

  • Melt Chocolate Completely – Make sure the chocolate or candy melts are completely melted before dipping the pretzels.
  • Smoothing Chocolate – If the melted candy or chocolate is not smooth, add about ½ tsp of vegetable oil. This makes it more smooth as it will coat the pretzels better.
  • Do not Overheat Chocolate – Make sure that you do not overheat the chocolate or candy melts. This will make it difficult to spread so watch it closely while melting.  You definitely want to make sure to do 30 second intervals. Feel free to also use a double boiler.
  • Dip Pretzels Immediately –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 Fork for Dipping – When dipping the pretzels in the chocolate, I recommend using a fork. Then 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.
  • Cover your baking sheet – Line your baking sheet in foil to allow the pretzels to dry.  You can also use wax paper or parchment paper as well.
  • Drizzle Tip – Allowed a few minutes ( approximately 15 minutes)  before drizzling. This helps to make sure that they do not mix together on the pretzels.
  • Cool before Storing – Make sure that the pretzels are completely dried before moving for storage.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels

5 from 5 votes
Chocolate Covered Pretzels only require 2 ingredients to make. Chocolate Covered Pretzels makes a fun and easy treat to do as a family.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 190


  • 50 miniature pretzel twists
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips or candy melts – We used 6 ounces of white chocolate and 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate.
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  • Place the chocolate or candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. If you are using different colors use different bowls for each color so they don’t get mixed together.
  • Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each interval until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • Dip the pretzels into the melted chocolate. Use a fork to coat each pretzel in chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl until all of the excess chocolate is removed from the pretzel. Drizzle with a fork the different colors of chocolate over the chocolate covered pretzels for decoration.
  • Place the pretzels on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Let the pretzels sit until dry. This will take approximately 1 hour at room temperature or 30 minutes in a refrigerator.
  • Serve, or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 190kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 2g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 86mg, Potassium 7mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 21g, Vitamin A 76IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 39mg, Iron 1mg

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