Chocolate and peppermint is one of my all time favorite Christmas flavor combos. Last year I made Chocolate Peppermint Pudding, but this year I wanted to switch things up a little and see what adding pretzels to that classic flavor combination would do and these Chocolate Covered Peppermint Pretzels were born!
Crunchy, salted pretzels are dipped in rich chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate, and then topped with crushed peppermint in a delicious bite sized snack. Trust me when I say that they will not last long. Their salty yet sweet flavor combo is just too good.
This is by far one of the easiest recipes. It only takes four ingredients and is quick to make. You start off with lining a baking sheet with wax paper. I recommend using wax paper instead of parchment paper because the pretzels will stick less to the wax paper after they've been dipped in the chocolate.
Melt your chocolate wafers in a double boiler or in the microwave. I chose dark chocolate, but milk chocolate will work just as well if that's what you prefer! I like using good quality chocolate wafers, but good quality chocolate will also work in a pinch. If you use chocolate instead of meltable wafers, the pretzels just won't be as stable at room temperature and will melt more easily if you handle them a lot.
Use tongs or food tweezers to carefully dip each pretzel in the chocolate, letting the excess drip off before placing them on the wax paper lined baking sheet.
Next, melt your white chocolate wafers in a double boiler or in the microwave. Use a fork to drizzle white chocolate over each chocolate covered pretzel.
Immediately sprinkle the crushed peppermint on top of the pretzels.
Pop the pretzels in the fridge to chill until you're ready to eat them! Trust me, they won't last long.