These Peppermint Pretzels are a sweet and salty holiday snack that’s perfect for parties, gift giving, or enjoying at home. They are dipped in a rich creamy white chocolate coating and sprinkled with crushed candy canes, creating the perfect combination of festive flavors.
White Chocolate Covered Peppermint Pretzels
These White Chocolate Covered Peppermint Pretzels are an incredibly quick, easy, and festive treat for the holidays. Using just three ingredients, they’re made by dipping your favorite pretzel into creamy white chocolate flavored coating, then sprinkling with refreshing peppermint candy pieces.
They’ve got this amazing combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy that is virtually impossible to say no to and perfect for parties or snacking around the house. Another reason to love this recipe is that these little white chocolate peppermint pretzel crisps make amazing last minute gifts for teachers and coaches. Just add a few to a little cellophane bag and tie with a cute ribbon.
Ingredients in White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Pretzels - you have plenty of choices when it comes to what type of pretzels to use. If you want to make smaller Christmas treats, either the twists or waffle shaped pretzels work great. Crunchy Pretzel Crisps are another great option. For gift giving, pretzel rods are also a nice option.
- White Chocolate - you can use either white chocolate melting wafers or white chocolate chips. If you want to mix it up, you could also dip these into dark, milk, or semi sweet chocolate.
- Crushed Candy Canes - the easiest way to get crushed peppermint is to buy candy canes, place them in a freezer bag, and crush them using a rolling pin.
How to Make Peppermint Pretzels
- Melt the chocolate. Melt the white chocolate wafers according to the package directions, then set aside. If using white chocolate chips, see our notes below.
- Dip the pretzels. Using a fork, submerge each pretzel into the melted chocolate one at a time. Remove, then tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place the dipped pretzel onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Add the crushed peppermint. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes, then repeat with the rest of the pretzels.
- Let the chocolate set up. Allow the pretzels to set up at room temperature until the chocolate hardens, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or the fridge for up to 1 months. Enjoy!
Christmas Pretzel Rods
For an easy gift idea, try making Christmas Pretzel Rods. Dip each pretzel rod about ⅔ of the way up in white chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed peppermint and holiday sprinkles. You may even choose to drizzle another kind of melted chocolate over the top before adding the sprinkles and candies.
Let the Christmas Pretzel Rods set completely before putting into cellophane bags.
- Half-dip the pretzels to make the chocolate-coating process quicker.
- Use milk chocolate, semi sweet chocolate, or dark chocolate.
- Add a drop or too of peppermint extract to the melted chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
These white chocolate covered Peppermint Pretzels can be made up to an entire week in advance as long as they are stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
If you plan to consume these white chocolate Peppermint Pretzels within a week, there’s no need to refrigerate. If you want them to stay fresh a bit longer, you can store them in the fridge for a month or the freezer for about 3 months.
The amount of time it takes for your chocolate covered pretzels to dry depends on the temperature of the room you have them in. In general, it takes about an hour for them to set up. However, if you have the oven cranked, or if it happens to be a warm day where you live, it can take quite a bit longer. If you want to speed up the process, place the baking sheet into the fridge for a bit.
Yes! Once they are completely set up, transfer to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
- Room Temperature: store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
- Refrigerator: store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
- Freezer: store in freezer bags or an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Recipe: White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels
- 2 cups Pretzels Pretzels Crisps, rods, twists, or waffle shapes
- 12 ounces White Chocolate Melting Wafers or white chocolate chips*
- ½ cup Candy Canes crushed
- Melt the white chocolate wafers* according to the package directions, then set aside.
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper and set aside.
- Using a fork, submerge each pretzel into the melted chocolate one at a time. Remove, then tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
- Place the dipped pretzel onto the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Repeat with the rest of the pretzels.
- Allow the pretzels to set up at room temperature until the chocolate hardens, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or the fridge for up to 1 months. Enjoy!
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These Peppermint Pretzels are dipped in melted white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. They're the perfect sweet and salty holiday treat that couldn't be easier to make.