Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzels

by jerseygirl on December 6, 2011 · 14 comments

Wow, Christmas is in three weeks. So let the holiday treat making begin! Normally I don’t make a lot of sweets but the holiday season is an exception. I love to make homemade gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.  The treats do not have to be complicated and chocolate covered pretzels are usually loved by everyone.

To make the pretzels a bit more festive, I sprinkled crushed candy canes on them after they were dipped in both dark and white chocolate.  I placed them in clear bags and tied them with a colorful ribbon.

For hassle free treats, here are some tips when making the pretzel rods:

* Melt chcocolate on a large flat plate so that there is plenty of “rolling room” to cover them with chocolate. Let any extra chocolate drip off the pretzels before adding the crushed candy canes.
* Make sure the candy canes are crushed very fine. If you’d like a little more red, add some colored red sugar to the mixture.
* Rest pretzels on wax paper and do not remove until totally cooled.

Sprinkles, toffee bits, colored sugar or nuts can be substituted for the candy canes. Use your imagination and have some fun. These pretzels can be adapted for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday too.

Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzels

15 to 20 pretzel rods
12 ounces white or dark chocolate, melted
5 candy canes, crushed fine

Dip the pretzel rods in the chocolate but make sure any extra chocolate drips off. Sprinkle with candy canes. Rest on wax paper until completely cooled. Store in a covered container or wrapped in plastic.

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LaPhemmePhoodie December 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

These look great Lisa! Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite sweet/salty snacks.

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That Girl December 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm

The holidays are a sweet time to spend with friends and family, so it makes sense for it to be the time of year you indulge in sweets.

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teresa December 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm

mmmm, i wish i was chomping on one now!

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The Japanese Redneck December 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

Those are cute! I bet the salty sweet is awesome.

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts December 9, 2011 at 10:27 am

I love these! We used to do them ever year as a kid. It has been a long time since I have made them.

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Curt December 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I really like this. Sweet always goes so well with pretzels.

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Mari @ Mari's Cakes December 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Love the white chocolate and peppermint one.

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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) December 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I'm going to make these with my grandkids — great fun and so festive.

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Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet December 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

This was a trip down memory lane for me. I used to love making these with my mom growing up! Don't know why I haven't thought about making them with my kids now! Thank you!

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marla December 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

This would be a great gift for the kids teachers :)

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Masshole Mommy December 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Oh my god – these look fantastic!!!

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Cookin' Canuck December 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

Adorable! I love the salty/sweet combination of these treats. These would be perfect to package up for friends and neighbors.

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DessertForTwo December 12, 2011 at 12:04 am

Yum! I could a dozen of these babies!

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Aggie December 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I love these type of treats! I made something like this for a baby shower once, white chocolate with blue sugar, they turned out pretty. I'm really loving these festive holiday ones! I wish I had one right now :)

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