Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels made with white or dark chocolate and peppermint candy canes are a sweet holiday treat that is oh, so easy to make. Peppermint bark pretzels are the perfect treat for gifting to friends, neighbors or anyone who deserves some appreciation during the Christmas season.
Christmas is not too far away so let the holiday treat making begin! Normally I don't make a lot of sweets during the year, 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 these chocolate peppermint covered pretzel rods are loved by everyone.
Ingredients Needed For Peppermint Bark Pretzels
- Pretzels - I like to use pretzel rods because they are sturdy and easy to dip. You can use regular pretzels if you prefer.
- Chocolate – Use white or dark chocolate or a combination of both. Almond bark melts easily and is a great choice.
- Candy Canes – Use crushed candy canes or peppermint candies. You can also find precrushed peppermint in the baking aisle of the grocery store. It is usually located with the chocolate chips and baking candies.
How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Rods
These festive pretzels are so easy to make!
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
- Dip the pretzels in the chocolate.
- Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
- Allow to cool on waxed paper and then place some in clear plastic bags and tie them with a colorful ribbon.
Tips for Making Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
For hassle-free treats, here are some tips when making the pretzel rods:
- Melt chocolate on a large flat plate so that there is plenty of "rolling room" to cover them with chocolate.
- Let the excess chocolate drip off the pretzels before adding the crushed candy canes.
- Make sure the candy canes are crushed very fine. You can crush cany canes by plasing them in a resealable bag and pounding them with a rolling pin or meat mallet. You can also break them up and pulse them in the food processor.
- If you'd like a little more red color, 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.
More Holiday Treats
- Saltine Cracker Toffee
- Festive Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Sandwiches
- Peppermint Brownies Stuffed with Oreos
- Christmas Reindeer Brownies via Swirls of Flavor
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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.