I love the salty crunchy taste of pretzels, but you know what makes them even better? When you smother pretzels in chocolate, they become a delightfully decadent snack. This is a food I could munch on at any time and be perfectly happy with it.
I make these at home sometimes, with raw ingredients. You could make them a quick and easy way using a chocolate ice cream syrup, or some other pre made component. I definitely think it’s more rewarding to know how to make chocolate covered pretzels on your own.
There’s something about making your own dessert that makes it far more appealing and attaches a little less guilt.
After all, if you know what is going into the food, you can control it perfectly. I feel way better about knowing how to make homemade chocolate covered pretzel sticks and having them that way then I do about buying the snack from the store and eating that.
I know when I make this myself, there won’t be any additives or preservatives or man-made substances in it. I can keep it all natural and perhaps even substitute something to accommodate an allergy for someone I’m making the snack for.
What makes it worth learning how to make chocolate covered pretzels rods and other chocolaty pretzel snacks? The combination of sweet and salty is just amazing, and it’s a combo that’s been experimented with by expert cooks for generations. The way these two kinds of flavours interact in your mouth is sensational.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Chocolate Chips
I think probably the most important part of making any kind of chocolate covered pretzels is to choose the right ingredient to give them the chocolate coating and flavour. There are a lot of different things you could use, but I prefer chocolate chips.
That’s partly because they’re widely available and also because people already know how to use them. But it is also because they make for a really nice chocolate coating.
If you’re using semi-sweet chocolate chips, or any kind of chocolate chips, all you have to do is turn them into a chocolate coating next. This simply means melting them, and you can use the microwave for that. See how simple this is?
Just take enough chocolate chips to cover the pretzels you want to cover and put them in the microwave on a microwavable safe dish. Microwave that in 30-second intervals and then keep microwaving them until they’re completely melted.
Once they are melted, you can dip your pretzels into them. Be careful, though, because the chocolate will be hot.
If you’re looking for how to make white chocolate covered pretzels, then simply substitute in white chocolate chips for this method. This is the quickest and easiest method for how to make homemade chocolate covered pretzels.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Candy Melts
There are other foods you could use besides chocolate chips to coat your pretzels in chocolate. You could also use candy melts, which are not as widely available but work really well for melting and making into a coating for your pretzels. You may have seen them used in videos for how to make chocolate covered pretzels YouTube would recommend.
You can actually use the exact same method to make chocolate covered pretzels using candy melts as you did with the chocolate chips. Simply melt them in the microwave, cooking for 30 seconds at a time.
Check them to see when they are fully melted, and once they are melted, you can coat your pretzels in them.
How to Make Pink Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Sometimes, I like to add a little bit of colour to my coated pretzels. If I’m making snacks for special occasion, I may make them in a different colour to suit the occasion. You can use pink candy melts to make pink chocolate covered pretzels. You don’t have to do any special colouring technique or use food colouring for this. Major grocery stores should carry a variety of candy melts.
Use the same method for how to make blue chocolate covered pretzels, using blue candy melts to coat the pretzels.
When I’m making brightly coloured coated pretzels, I like to drizzle them with some white or brown chocolate. I probably wouldn’t use chocolate chips for that. Instead, I would use almond bark. Almond bark melts really quickly and easily and can be used to drizzle over your coated pretzel sticks.
How to make chocolate covered pretzels with almond bark? You can melt them in the microwave the same as the chocolate chips or the candy melts. They melt quickly and easily, and you can use a drizzle tool to decorate your coated pretzels with.
If you’re going to make fancy looking, decorated chocolate covered pretzels, you definitely want to use a drizzle tool. You can make these without the drizzle tool, but you will have to use a plastic bag or pastry decorating tool to drizzle your chocolate or almond bark onto the pretzels.
How To Make Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzels
I love decorating and garnishing desserts with caramel, and it’s an easy ingredient to work with because it melts so easily. No matter what kind of caramel you’re using- hard candy, caramel sauce, or anything else- it is easy to work with and easy to melt.
You also have a few options for how to melt the caramel. You can heat it in the microwave, like the other heating methods we used already. Or you could use a double boiler or heat it in a heavy pan on the stove. Just be sure to use the right cooking instrument to melt the caramel, because it could burn easily.
Once you melt your caramel, just dip the pretzels into it as you normally would. If you are using it as a decoration on pretzels that are already coated with chocolate, then you can use the drizzle tool or a pastry piping tool to decorate your pretzels with caramel.
Now, you have a few options for how to coat and decorate your pretzels, to make them more flavourful and interesting. You’ve just turned the salty snack into a sweet one, like homemade version taste. You may not want to go back to buying these in the store again.