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 that sweet, savory, crunchy, crispy thing they have going on. They're so easy and fun to make for kids and adults. 3 ingredients and a little time gets Christmas pretzels in everyone's hand enjoying all the flavors of delicious holiday candy.
Christmas pretzel ingredients
- 8 oz pretzel sticks
- 12 oz white chocolate chips
- 6-8 1-oz candy canes
How to make white chocolate covered pretzels with candy cane
- set up
- Crush the candy canes on a baking sheet with a meat tenderizer.
- Melt white chocolate chips in a pyrex glass measuring cup or other heat-safe container.
- Dip pretzels into melted chocolate. Twist the pretzel while resting it against the side of the jar to remove excess chocolate. This helps create a uniform coating and helps reserve chocolate so you can make more pretzels.
- Sprinkle crushed peppermint over chocolate to coat and set the coated pretzel on a baking sheet or plate. Repeat until all pretzels have been coated.
- Allow the coated pretzels to set up at room temperature for 20 minutes. You can refrigerate them for 5 minutes to solidify the chocolate more quickly.
The best chocolate for white chocolate covered pretzels
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 use real vanilla in the chocolate chips. This is not sponsored btw, I just love the product. You can also use melting chocolate.
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.
Recommended Kitchen Tools
- meat tenderizer (to crush the candy cane)
- Pyrex glass measuring cup (to melt chocolate)
- baking sheet (provides a surface for candy-crushing and coated pretzel cooling)
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
- 6 1 oz Candy Cane
- 1 10 oz 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.
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