Easy Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Easy Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Easy Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are so festive and take just 15-minutes to make!

Perfect for a quick treat or a little packaged gift for the holidays.

These are super easy to put together and you only need 3 ingredients plus decorations. I love to use the bigger pretzels, but you can also use minis or regular size.

Dark Chocolate pretzels on dark plate
Dark Chocolate pretzels with candy cane garnish

Types of Chocolate for Easy Chocolate Dipped Pretzels:

The possibilities are endless because Chocolate Dipped Pretzels work with white, milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate. I prefer the taste of dark, but I love the look of the white pretzels! Be sure to use the best quality chocolate available to you, because the chocolate is the shining star in this treat.

melted chocolate
Melt the chocolate slowly until smooth

Tips for success:

While these are a snap to make there are a few quick tips to ensure success:

  1. Use bars or chunks of chocolate, but do not use chocolate chips. Chocolate chips have stabilizers in them and you won’t get the nice glossy look you want. Also, the chocolate won’t harden as well.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted add a small amount of shortening or coconut oil to smooth out the chocolate and create a high gloss.
  3. Prep everything ahead of time because once you start dipping the pretzels you will want to keep moving. I recommend lining your trays with parchment paper or a Silpat liner, but foil will work. This will prevent the pretzels from sticking to the tray after they are dry.
  4. Submerge one pretzel at a time and as you lift it out to dry let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. I use a Wilton slotted candy spoon, but you can use a fork just as easily.
  5. Dry the pretzels for about one hour once they are dipped.
Pretzels drying on a tray

Pretzels drying on the tray

Have fun decorating with sprinkles!

The best part of making Easy Chocolate Dipped Pretzels is decorating them! So, get out a variety of your favorite sprinkles, chopped nuts, and mini chocolate chips. If you are feeling super ambitious drizzle the opposite color chocolate over the top of the pretzels in a zig-zag fashion.

After you have dipped the pretzels and transferred them to dry just sprinkle the decorations over the top and let sit for about one hour.

These pretzels will keep for about 2-weeks in an airtight container, or you can package in cello or a can for a fun and delicious gift.

Chocolate Pretzels as a gift
Chocolate Pretzels as a gift

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Chocolate dipped pretzels with candy cane sprinkles
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Easy Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Easy Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are so festive and take just 15-minutes to make! Perfect for a quick treat or a little packaged gift.
Prep Time20 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert, holiday treats, snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Large Pretzels
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Cyndy Ufkes ~ The Art of Food and Wine


  • 8 oz dark, milk or white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or shortening
  • 24 large pretzels
  • ½ cup Sprinkles, chocolate chips, and nuts, Optional


  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper (or foil)
  • Place the chopped chocolate into a medium heat-proof bowl. Melt in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove, and stir very well.
    Continue melting in 15-second increments, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is completely smooth. Add coconut oil or shortening and stir to combine.
    Alternatively, put the chocolate in a small saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  • With a large fork, or candy dipping tool, dip each pretzel into the chocolate until completely covered. Lift and let excess chocolate drip off into the bowl.
  • Transfer to lined baking sheets and cover with sprinkles or nuts, if using.
  • Allow to dry for about 1 hour.
  • Store in air tight container for about 2 weeks, or package in cello bags as gifts.


Do not use chocolate chips for this recipe. Chocolate chips have other ingredients and you will not get the shine nor will the chocolate firm up, as well. 

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