White Chocolate Peppermint Covered Pretzels

by Erin

Love chocolate covered pretzels? Try this festive version covered in white chocolate and crushed peppermint candy canes.

Welcome to day #2 of Christmas Week, co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Peppermint Surprise”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.

I actually am not a big fan of minty food items. Mint belongs in gum, toothpaste, and mouth wash – that’s about it. No candy canes for me. Occasionally I will enjoy a small Andes mint chocolate after a meal, but it is a rare event. Therefore, today’s theme was a bit of a challenge for me. I decided to go with a simple favorite of mine, chocolate covered pretzels. Whenever I make something that involves melting chocolate, the remnants of chocolate are almost always used up by dipping pretzels into it as a nice treat for later. Chocolate covered pretzels are also really easy to decorate for the holidays by adding sprinkles, or in this case crunched peppermint.



8 oz. white chocolate candy melts

1 bag mini pretzels

Peppermint crunch (or finely smashed candy canes)


  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a double boiler melt the chocolate (or microwave), stirring frequently until no lumps remain. Remove from heat.
  3. Holding one corner of a pretzel, dip into chocolate and lightly shake off excess chocolate. Place on wax paper and sprinkle with peppermint pieces. Repeat with remaining pretzels.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, allowing the chocolate to harden.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original (I say that lightly because dipping pretzels into chocolate is not a novel idea)

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Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron December 4, 2012 - 11:47 pm

Pretzels dipped in chocolate are addicting. I’ve never tried them in white chocolate, though! Great idea.

spiffycookie December 5, 2012 - 8:40 am

White chocolate is my favorite

Kim Bee December 4, 2012 - 10:58 pm

Squee, I need to try these asap. They would be demolished quickly in our house.

I love the note about source. Still laughing.

spiffycookie December 5, 2012 - 8:41 am

Seriously, I felt guilty claiming it haha.

sally @ sallys baking addiction December 4, 2012 - 7:40 pm

ou know i’m a fool for pretzels and chocolate! adding peppermint to the mix is just plain crazy and …. i like it. :) Festive and easy!!

natalie@thesweetslife December 4, 2012 - 6:32 pm

pretty sure i need to make these this weekend!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts December 4, 2012 - 5:46 pm

Too bad you don’t like peppermint. I am not a huge fan of it on its own, but with chocolate – YYUUUUMMMMM!!!
Great job with the pretzels!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 4, 2012 - 5:11 pm

These pretzels are just gorgeous! I could eat so many of these, it’s embarrassing!

Jackie @ The Beeroness December 4, 2012 - 1:30 pm

I could eat pounds and pounds of these.

Liz December 4, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Mmmmm….I usually have good self control, except for eating white chocolate covered pretzels :/ These look amazing!!!

Heather @girlichef December 4, 2012 - 10:55 am

The whole fam would love these – three favorites rolled into one!

Tracey December 4, 2012 - 9:38 am

You are speaking my language with the white chocolate, I love that stuff way more than I should :)

Ramona December 4, 2012 - 8:53 am

How fun are these!! I will definitely make these with my kids. Happy Day #2!! :)

Kristen December 4, 2012 - 6:30 am

I love this idea! In fact, I bought white chocolate coating and pretzels thinking I’d do something…and now I know what! Thanks for this idea.


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