We love this easy recipe for Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels because everyone likes munching on these delicious little bites!
What’s not to like about chocolate combined with a salty pretzel and peanut butter? It’s a no-brainer! These are such a simple recipe. It’s fun to get the kids involved in this one. There are some tips further down for how to make these more fancy. They’re definitely a nice treat to display at a party.
RecipeBoy Brooks first shared a 4th of July version of these back in 2013. There’s an original photo included below the recipe at the end of this post.
- Peanut Butter Pretzels
- Chocolate Chips
For the peanut butter pretzels, we like to use Hanover’s peanut butter waffle pretzels. You can use any peanut butter pretzels you want- any shape or size.
For the chocolate chips, we like to use milk chocolate chips… but you can try using semisweet chocolate or dark chocolate too.
How to make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
Why use shortening in the dipping chocolate?
Shortening makes the dipping mixture nice and smooth and shiny too. Just melting chocolate chips and dipping in melted chocolate without shortening might result in a dull-surface. You might also have problems getting the chocolate dip to become nice and smooth. Use a little bit of vegetable oil if you don’t have shortening on hand.
Dip pretzels into the melted chocolate with a fork, shake off the excess chocolate and place on waxed paper.
Let sit at room temperature on a waxed paper or parchment-lined baking sheet (or in the fridge) until the chocolate is completely set.
There are a few things you can do to make these more festive. Add sprinkles! If it’s 4th of July, add red/white/blue sprinkles. If it’s St. Patrick’s Day, add green sprinkles. You get the idea.
Since the sweet and salty combination is such a good one, add a pinch of sea salt on top of the melted chocolate.
Add a single peanut (or chopped peanuts) to the chocolate on top!
After the chocolate sets, drizzle a little squiggle of melted white chocolate on top too. Make them fancy!
If it’s Christmas, add a sprinkle of crushed candy canes on top of the chocolate.
Consider covering the entire peanut butter pretzel in chocolate. I personally like them half-dipped so you can see the pretzel peeking out, but you may like them completely covered in chocolate. It’s up to you.
These Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels are THE BEST when frozen or chilled. They are totally delicious! This is a great recipe for kids to help with because it is so darn simple. Enjoy!
Favorite Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes:
- Peanut Butter Blossom Bars
- Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Oreos
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
- Best Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Pie
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels
- 15 peanut butter pretzels (maybe a few more)
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- festive sprinkles (optional)
- Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a glass bowl in the microwave (or in a pan over low heat), just until melted and smooth when stirred.
- Dip pretzels into the melted chocolate with a fork, shake off the excess chocolate and place on waxed paper.
- Let sit at room temperature (or in the fridge) until the chocolate is completely set.