I’m not a huge fan of sweets, but I love a good sweet-and-salty combination. There’s something about chocolate and pretzels that I have always, always loved. But, of course we had to add a holiday twist to it. So, adding candy cane dust makes them so pretty, and they taste like a Christmas-heaven!
If you like this recipe, I’m sure you’ll love this Candy Cane & Pretzel Bark recipe, too! They’re made with the same ingredients – so I’d even recommend making them at the same time! I’m going to make both in a few weeks and bring them to work to share with my colleagues before we close for the holidays.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Candy Cane Dust
These chocolate covered pretzels are super easy and perfect for the holidays!
- Using a mortar and pestle or a blender, grind your candy canes into a granulated sugar-like consistency. Place the candy cane “dust” on a small plate. Set aside.
- Melt your chocolate. If you’re feeling lazy, or are in a rush – you can melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave using 30 second intervals on regular heat (just take the chocolate out, stir and make sure you don’t over-melt it). If there are no chunks left after you stir, then it’s good to go! You can also use a double boiler (that’s what I always do) by adding some water to a medium-sized pot (you only need to fill it up to about 1.5 inches in the pot). Bring the water to a boil and place a glass bowl inside the pot (it shouldn’t be touching the water). Add your chocolate chips into the glass bowl and let the steam of the boiling water melt the chocolate through the glass bowl. Stir constantly.
- Transfer the melted chocolate into a small glass bowl (one that is just a bit bigger than the size of your pretzel – to make sure you use all the chocolate)
- Dip one side of the pretzels into the chocolate, and then dip that into the candy cane dust. Repeat until all the chocolate is gone (this recipe should make approx. 20 pretzels).
- Refrigerate the pretzels for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened. * I use the twist-shaped pretzels, but you could use pretzel sticks too – you’d just end up with more than pretzel treats!