Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Caramel

Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Peanut butter and Caramel on a white plate with red, white and green sprinkles on them

Chocolate covered pretzels with caramel are a great no bake cookie option.  They are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges.  These chocolate dipped pretzels are equally delicious just to make for fun or to serve with a friend.Chocolate covered pretzels with caramel with red, white and green sprinkles on them on a white dish ready to serveChocolate Covered Caramel Pretzels

Check out these easy chocolate covered pretzels with a twist that even the kids can help make!

It’s a CRAZY time of year for everyone and the To Do List seems like it multiplies itself.  There’s the added shopping, wrapping and decorating.  Not to mention the baking, organizing, social functions, and all of the other holiday activities that go along with the normal chaos of kids, laundry, house, work, dog, etc., etc., etc.

 I’m always trying to look for the balance and add in a little fun along the way, while striving to keep my kids hands in some of the gift giving activities.  If by chance you are looking for something quick and easy that makes a delicious homemade gift from the kitchen, but doesn’t require a lot of time, patience and a long list of ingredients, then I have a quick fix solution that might just satisfy.  It’s simple, yet festive and kids can be a part of the process from start to finish.

Here is the printable recipe for you to twist, dip and eat.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Peanut butter and Caramel

Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Peanut butter and Caramel on a white plate with red, white and green sprinkles on them

Ingredients

  • Pretzel rods
  • Mini chocolate morsels, dark, milk or semi-sweet
  • Caramel apple wraps
  • Peanut butter (optional)
  • Colored sprinkles
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

Coat a pizza cutter with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the caramel wraps, one at a time, on a cutting board with a piece of parchment paper between the caramel wrap and your cutting board. Note: The caramel comes with parchment paper dividers that you can use; this prevents the caramel from sticking to the cutting board.

Using the pizza cutter, cut the caramel wraps into one inch strips.

Starting at least two inches from one end of the pretzel, carefully wrap the caramel strips around the rest of the pretzel.  Set the caramel wrapped pretzels onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and set aside.

Pour chocolate morsels into a tall drinking glass, Microwave the chocolates in the glass on high for one minute.  The chocolate will not look fully melted, stir the morsels together until they fully melt after removing the glass from the microwave. 

Dip the caramel covered pretzel into the chocolate leaving the unwrapped end exposed. 

Set the pretzel back onto the waxed paper and coat with a thin layer of colored sprinkles. 

Let the pretzels set until the chocolate has hardened. 

Keep the pretzels in cool storage.

Notes

More on making these Chocolate Covered Pretzels:

The Caramel Wraps? You can typically locate these in the produce area of your Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets near the apples.

Add Peanut Butter! Simply spread a light layer of peanut butter onto the pretzel before wrapping it with caramel. Follow the rest of the directions as is.

Nut allergies?  Replace the peanut butter powder with WowButter®.  It’s a delicious nut free, tree nut free, gluten free peanut butter alternative. It can be found in the allergy friendly aisle at your Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets.

So Much Fun with Kids! There’s lessons in every recipe making experience for the kids in your life.  Here are a few activities to concentrate on when making this no bake pretzel fun;

  • Cutting safety
  • Wrapping
  • Dipping
  • Melting chocolate
  • Spreading
  • Sprinkling
  • Following directions

More Holiday No Bake Fun! Check out my no bake snowman cookies.  These are sooooo cute and so easy.  The kids will love making them & I have all of the ‘how to’s’ to keep your oven OFF!

Snowman Cookies

No Bake Snowman Cookie Recipe Link

36 Comments on “Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Caramel”

    1. Hi there – I am finally sitting to respond. You can typically find them at grocery stores and food retailers in the produce aisle end caps. The brand I have at home is made by Concord Foods. 🙂

    1. It’s such an easy add in and if kids are too young to dip, they’re sure to be able to twist on the caramel 🙂 Enjoy!

      It’s one of our favorite holiday makes!

    1. I am actually w you on not being a huge fan of pretzels, but these are a whole different thing!
      Have a great holiday season
      ~ Jodie

  1. There’s nothing more I love than salty sweet combinations – with chocolate it is all the more better! I do appreciate you sharing your Delightsome treats at Home and Garden Thursday – I have moved my blog – you can find me at http://adelightsomelife.com
    Kathy

    1. Thank you for letting me know about the change!!! I will make sure to check it out….Have a wonderful holiday season!

      ~ Jodie

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  3. This recipe sounds fast and easy, and just what I need…I would like to make this for a cookie exchange, but need to make 3 1/2 dozen to share. How many pretzels does your recipe make? Assuming I can get the caramel wrap in my grocery stores I need to know how much to buy.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Monica – All Good Questions & I hope my answer makes sense. The caramel wrap can be tricky, I often stock up in November :). One Caramel Round typically covers about 5 – 6 pretzels as you only cover half of them & it doesn’t have to be, nor do I make it, so that it’s a solid wrap of caramel – I spiral it up & I use the two ends to cover one pretzel. There are usually 6 wraps in a package, so you can get roughly 30 – 36 pretzels covered per package. It’s easy & typically make mine while watching a holiday move :). ENJOY!!! Let me know if you have any other questions & happy holidays!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a blast making them together :). Make sure to get good sturdy pretzels…have fun.

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