Peppermint Bark Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Peppermint bark pretzels are the most amazing crunchy, sweet, salty and lightly minty festive holiday treat to gift and enjoy all season long!

Not only is it an easy treat to make, but it’s also fun and a great activity to get the kids involved with dipping the pretzels!

In the foreground is a person holding a pretzel that has been dipped in white chocolate, has chocolate stripes on it and sprinkles. In the background, there is a larger bowl full of the pretzels on top of a green and white checkered towel.

Homemade Peppermint Bark Pretzels

Yum yum yum, I love this recipe to pieces! Peppermint bark on its own is pure perfection in my heart, but add in the crunchy and salty elements of pretzels?! The best, ever. I can’t wait for you to try and make these this holiday season. It takes a little bit of time, but it’s oh-so worth it. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. This flavor combination is everything!

I love to get the kids in the kitchen to help out with these, too, and make it a family activity. If you have a big crew of helpers like I do, you can have one helping to dip pretzels in chocolate, one sprinkling crushed peppermint over the white chocolate-covered pretzels, and one drizzling dark chocolate over top everything else. Such a fun and festive (and tasty) activity to do while listening to Christmas music and keeping warm inside on an extra-chilly day, don’t you think?

An overhead shot of cookie sheet covered with pretzels dipped in white chocolate and then regular chocolate stripes on them.

How do you melt white chocolate for peppermint bark pretzels?

Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water, and place a glass or ceramic mixing bowl on top of the pan so that the bottom of the bowl is 1 to 2 inches from the top of the water. You are making a double boiler. Heat the water until just simmering. Add the white chocolate chips or chopped up almond bark, and stir continuously until melted. Remove the bowl from the pan, and take it to your work space.

How do you melt the dark chocolate?

I do this a little differently than the white chocolate because there’s less of it, and you’re melting it with coconut oil. In a small bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips with the coconut oil (I do this in little 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring after each 30 seconds). Put the melted chocolate in a ziploc bag, and snip the corner of the bag to easily drizzle over the pretzels.

How do you store peppermint bark pretzels?

Allow the chocolate to set completely before storing, and then keep them covered at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the fridge if you prefer cold sweets for up to 2 weeks.

How long do peppermint bark pretzels take to make?

These take about a half of an hour from start to finish, depending on how quickly you can dunk and drizzle!

Close up of a plate of white chocolate covered pretzels striped with chocolate and small pieces of peppermint sprinkled on. There is also a small bowl of broken up peppermint pieces.

How to make chocolate covered pretzels:

  1. Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water, and place a glass mixing bowl on top of the pan so the bottom of the bowl is 1 to 2 inches from the water.
  2. Heat the water until just simmering. Add the white chocolate chips, and stir continuously until melted.
  3. Remove the bowl from the pan, and take it to your work-space.
  4. Toss a few pretzels into the melted chocolate, and use a fork to cover them with chocolate well.
  5. Tap the fork gently on the edge of the bowl to remove extra chocolate.
  6. Place the chocolate covered pretzel on a piece of waxed or parchment paper.
  7. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle on a few crushed peppermint candy pieces.
  8. Repeat with the remaining chocolate and pretzels, adding the peppermint before the chocolate sets.
  9. In a small bowl, melt the remaining semi-sweet chocolate chips with the coconut oil.
  10. Place the melted chocolate in a quart-sized zipper-topped bag.
  11. Snip a hole in 1 corner of the bag 1/4-inch wide, and then drizzle over the pretzels.
  12. Let the chocolate set before storing; store extras covered at room temperature.

An overhead shot of white chocolate covered pretzels drizzled in chocolate by a bowl of crushed peppermint pieces on top of a plate, on top of a green and white checkered dish towel.

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Peppermint Bark Chocolate Covered Pretzels


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 10 dozen pretzels 1x

Description

Peppermint bark pretzels are the most amazing crunchy, sweet, salty and lightly minty festive holiday treat to gift and enjoy all season long!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 15.5-ounce bag of white chocolate chips or almond bark
  • 1 pound mini knot pretzels
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or shortening
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy pieces

Instructions

  1. Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water, and place a glass or ceramic mixing bowl on top of the pan so that the bottom of the bowl is 1 to 2 inches from the top of the water. You are making a double boiler.
  2. Heat the water until just simmering. Add the white chocolate chips or chopped up almond bark, and stir continuously until melted.
  3. Remove the bowl from the pan, and take it to your work space.
  4. Toss a few pretzels into the melted chocolate, and use a fork to cover them with chocolate well. Working with one pretzel at a time, fish the pretzel out of the chocolate with the fork so that it’s laying flat on the tines.
  5. Tap the fork gently on the edge of the bowl to remove extra chocolate.
  6. Place the chocolate covered pretzel on a piece of waxed or parchment paper.
  7. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle on a few crushed peppermint candy pieces.
  8. Repeat with remaining chocolate and pretzels, adding the peppermint before the chocolate sets.
  9. In a small bowl, melt the remaining semi-sweet chocolate chips with the coconut oil (I do this in little 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring after each 30 seconds).
  10. Place the melted chocolate in a quart-sized zipper-topped bag.
  11. Snip a hole in 1 corner of the bag 1/4-inch wide, and then drizzle over the pretzels to make them pretty and to give you that dark chocolate taste like peppermint bark.
  12. Let the chocolate set before storing; store extras covered at room temperature.

Notes

  • I like to make these at least 24 hours before serving. That gives the peppermint time to soak into the chocolate a little, and everything has more of a peppermint flavor.
  • This is a great recipe to scale up or down as needed and to get the kids involved with dipping.
  • You can buy crushed peppermint candies in a bag (so easy!); just look for them near the chocolate chips or near the seasonal baking items.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 120 SERVING SIZE: 1 pretzel
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42.5 Fat: 1.7g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 10.9mg Carbohydrates: 6.5g Sugars: 3.3g Protein: 7g Vitamin A: 3µg Vitamin C: 1mg

Keywords: chocolate dipped pretzels, chocolate covered pretzels, peppermint bark, mint chocolate pretzels

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.