Peppermint bark pretzels are the most amazing crunchy, sweet, salty and lightly minty festive holiday treat to gift and enjoy all season long!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Tap the fork gently on the edge of the bowl to remove extra chocolate.
- Place the chocolate covered pretzel on a piece of waxed or parchment paper.
- While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle on a few crushed peppermint candy pieces.
- Repeat with remaining chocolate and pretzels, adding the peppermint before the chocolate sets.
- 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).
- Place the melted chocolate in a quart-sized zipper-topped bag.
- 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.
- Let the chocolate set before storing; store extras covered at room temperature.
- 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
Keywords: chocolate dipped pretzels, chocolate covered pretzels, peppermint bark, mint chocolate pretzels