Vegan Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

This Vegan Chocolate-Covered Pretzels recipe is a tasty sweet and salty treat. Pretzel Twists are coated in dark chocolate and topped with colorful sprinkles. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels make great holiday gifts, party food, or even family snacks.

Vegan chocolate covered pretzels sits on a white plate.

These chocolate pretzels are covered in dark chocolate infused with peanut butter. There’s nothing like salty pretzels smothered in chocolate and decorated with a few sprinkles to set the mood.

Besides, recipes for chocolate-covered pretzels are so easy to make. Change up the sprinkles based on the season you’re in. For example, pink and red sprinkles can be for Valentine’s Day. Make Christmas chocolate-covered pretzels by using holiday sprinkles. It’s that easy!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using dark chocolate to dip pretzels creates delicious flavor and a crispy coating.
  • Adding coconut oil to the melted chocolate makes it easy to dip the pretzels
  • Using both dark and white chocolate adds variety and keeps the finished pretzels beautiful and scrumptious!
A plate of dark chocolate covered pretzels.

Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Chocolate chips — Use this Dairy-Free Chocolate Guide to help select the right chocolate for you.
  • Peanut butter — This is an optional ingredient. Substitute vegan butter or coconut oil.
  • Pretzels — I prefer using mini salted pretzels. You can substitute gluten-free pretzels too.
  • Garnish — You can serve them plain or garnish with colored sprinkles or even drizzles of vegan white chocolate.

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

  1. Melt chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Stir regularly until the chocolate chips are melted.
  2. Use a fork to dip pretzels in the chocolate, gently tapping over the pan to allow excess chocolate to drip away. Place the pretzel on a pan lined with waxed paper.
  3. Place the tray of still-wet chocolate-covered pretzels in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.
  4. When they’re ready, remove the pretzels from waxed paper and place them in a lidded container.
Looking down on a saucepan with melted chocolate. There are 4 pretzels on top of the melted chocolate.

Storage Tips

Store chocolate-covered pretzels in an airtight container. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can freeze them, too. Allow them to set completely first, then transfer to a freezer bag. They will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.

Looking down on a white counter with white and dark chocolate covered pretzels.

Marly’s Tips

  • Use gluten-free pretzels to make gluten-free chocolate-dipped pretzels.
  • To speed up the chocolate, place the freshly dipped pretzels on a tray and place that tray in the fridge.
  • If you want to add sprinkles, be sure and add those before the chocolate sets.
  • There are special utensils for dipping chocolate, however, if you have an old fork, you can use pliers to pull the prongs apart slightly. This works great!
  • Use pretzel rods to make chocolate dipped pretzel rods. Dip the pretzel rod about halfway up the stick and then add sprinkles and allow the chocolate to set.
  • I’ve added peanut butter to the melted chocolate, but that’s optional. If you don’t want to use peanut butter, substitute it with one tablespoon of coconut oil.

More Vegan Sweet Treats

A plate holds dark and vegan white chocolate covered pretzels.
A plate of vegan chocolate covered pretzels.

Vegan Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

These vegan chocolate-covered pretzels combine crispy salty pretzels with both dark chocolate and vegan white chocolate!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 40
Calories: 76kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Stir regularly until the chocolate chips are melted. Remove from heat.
  • Use a fork to dip pretzels in the chocolate, gently tapping over the pan to allow excess chocolate to drip away. Place the pretzel on the waxed paper. You can dip 5 to 6 pretzels at a time. Add sprinkles if using.
  • Place the tray of still-wet chocolate-covered pretzels in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.
  • When they’re ready, remove the pretzels from waxed paper and place them in a lidded container. Store them in the fridge for up to 10 days. They can be frozen for up to 2 months.
  • If you're using vegan white chocolate, it will have to be dipped several times.

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Notes

If you don’t want to use peanut butter, substitute 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
For vegan white chocolate covered pretzels, melt vegan white chocolate (with no add-ins like peanut butter or oil). Then dip pretzels in the white chocolate. You may need to dip them twice to get them fully coated.
Add drizzles of melted vegan white chocolate to dark-chocolate-covered pretzels. Or drizzles of melted dark chocolate to white-chocolate-covered pretzels.
 
Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.7mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Enjoy!

This post was originally published in 2012 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2020.

6 Responses to Vegan Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMardi Reply

    5 stars
    Love the addition of peanut butter combined w chocolate pretzels!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMina Reply

    5 stars
    Love this!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMina Reply

    These pretzels are sooo cute! My daughter would love them!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJulieD Reply

    so cute, I love these!!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJennifer Reply

    I love everything about these pretzels. They look perfect!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAbby @ The Frosted Vegan Reply

    How perfectly perfect! Easy and so good, I can’t wait to make these!

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