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