Peppermint White Chocolate Covered Pretzels are pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate and crushed candy cane. Christmas pretzels are the perfect holiday snack and edible gift that's fun to make! Everyone loves sweet and salty chocolate covered pretzels.
Peppermint white chocolate covered pretzels are love-at-first-bite! Who doesn't love the combination of sweet, savory, crunchy, and crispy. They're so easy and fun to make for kids and adults, just like these Christmas rice krispie treats. Three ingredients and a little time gets Christmas pretzels in everyone's hands enjoying all the flavors of delicious holiday candy.
White chocolate peppermint pretzel ingredients
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- 8 oz pretzel rods - You can use pretzel crisps for this recipe.
- 12 oz white chocolate chips - Candy melts will work too!
- 6-8 medium sized peppermint candy canes - Any size will work because they're going to be crushed into pieces.
How to make white chocolate covered pretzels
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- Crush the candy canes on a baking sheet with a meat tenderizer.
- Melt white chocolate chips in a heat safe container in the microwave.
- Dip pretzel rods into the melted chocolate.
- Sprinkle crushed peppermint over the wet chocolate to coat. Rest the coated pretzel rods on a baking sheet or plate. Repeat until all pretzel rods are coated.
- Allow the coated pretzels to set up at room temperature for 20 minutes. You can refrigerate them to solidify the chocolate more quickly.
The best white chocolate for this recipe
I prefer to use white chocolate chips from specialty brands like Ghiradelli and Guittard. They're available at most grocery stores and are made right here in the Bay area! I love these products because they're non-GMO and they use real vanilla in the chocolate chips. This is not sponsored btw, I just love the product. You can also use melting chocolate for this recipe.
Can I reuse melted chocolate that has solidified?
Yes. Since melted chocolate solidifies in about 15 minutes, you may need to microwave it to melt it again. I've done this several times in the course of making these pretzels.
How to fix overheated chocolate
When you overheat chocolate, it seizes, which means it turns into a clumpy texture and loses its sheen and luster. To fix overheated chocolate, add 1 teaspoon of any neutral flavored oil and heat it again in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring as needed until it becomes smooth again.
More easy holiday treats
- Salted Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters
- Cranberry Pomegranate Relish
- Pear Cranberry Apple Crisp
- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Peppermint White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- microwave-safe bowl (to melt white chocolate)
- meat tenderizer (to crush peppermint candy)
- baking sheet (for resting/transferring candy)
- 6 (1 ounce) Candy Cane
- 1 (10 ounce bag) White Chocolate Chips
- 10 Pretzel Rods
- Lay CANDY CANE on a baking sheet and use a bumpy tenderizer to crush candy into small pieces. Set aside.
- Heat WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS in a microwave-safe container on medium power in 30-50 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring between cycles. * see footnote about overheating
- One at a time, dip PRETZEL ROD into melted chocolate. All at once, twist, pull up, and push the pretzel rod against the inside of the container to remove excess chocolate and and form an even coating.
- Sprinkle peppermint pieces over chocolate rod before it sets. Lay pretzel rod on a baking sheet until fully set (about 10 min).
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
Traci's Recipe Notes
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