I made these dark chocolate covered pretzels for a friend’s birthday party last month, and everyone loved them! They were totally a last minute idea – I needed something to bring to the party that I could make quickly, would be a great party food, and that I could put a little creative spin on. Enter chocolate-covered pretzels! I use 3 different toppings here – pistachios, sea salt and cinnamon. You can get crazy with it and use whatever toppings you like best.
- 1 8oz bag of pretzels (I used oat bran pretzels – you can use whatever kind you prefer)
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips (I used Sunspire grain-sweetened chocolate chips)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- A handful of pistachios
- Coarse sea salt (big chunks!)
If you’re using pistachios, crush them into small pieces.
Put pretzels in a bowl.
Heat water in a double boiler just until it simmers. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate and maple syrup to the top level of the double boiler, and let them melt together (let sit for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until chocolate is fully melted). If you don’t have a double boiler, a glass or stainless steel bowl that fits snugly over a pot of water is fine.
Pour melted chocolate over bowl of pretzels and mix gently until pretzels are covered.
Lay pretzels out on a piece of parchment paper and sprinkle with the different toppings. I did 1/3 pistachios, 1/3 sea salt and 1/3 cinnamon.
If you’re using sea salt, go easy on it if your pretzels are pre-salted.
Refrigerate until chocolate is solid (or freeze if you want them to solidify faster). Keep refrigerated until it’s time to serve them.
Put in a bowl and serve as a fun dessert! They will be a welcome addition to a holiday party. 🙂