Vegan Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Peanut Butter

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 recipes make great holidays gifts, party food, or even family snacks.

Dark chocolate infused with peanut butter and drizzled over salty pretzels

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!

Pretzels dipped in chocolate are a perfect Valentine's Day treat

It’s nice to have easy recipes from time to time. That’s just one reason I love pretzels dipped in chocolate. It’s simple.

So I’m all for those “nose to the grindstone” kinds of recipes. That’s because spending some time moving around the kitchen, feeling the ingredients, smelling the aromas? Well, let me just say that’s another thing I love.

It’s just that every now and then, like when you’re in the middle of super busy week, easy sounds really good.

And today that’s what I’m all about. Keeping it sweet…and easy.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Wondering how to make chocolate dipped pretzels? Well, let’s get right to it.

It’s fun making chocolate covered pretzels recipe! First, prepare your work station by tearing off a big sheet of waxed paper and placing it over a thin cookie sheet. You’ll place your chocolate-dipped pretzels on the waxed paper and then place the pan in the fridge to help the chocolate set.

If using the stove-top, combine chocolate chips and the peanut butter in a sauce pan and warm up over low heat until the chocolate chips are melted, stirring frequently.

Dip 1/2 of the pretzel in the chocolate and hold it over the chocolate for a second or two to allow any excess chocolate to drip away, like your long lost love from middle school. All this talk of love has gotten to me I think. Lay the chocolate drenched pretzel on the waxed paper.

You can dip 5 or 6 pretzels at a time, but don’t wait too long before adding the sprinkles. Otherwise the chocolate will begin to set and the sprinkles won’t get a firm hold on the chocolate.

At some point you will run out of chocolate. Sigh. It’s kind of sad when you’ve got too many pretzels at the end of your chocolate. But at least that means you’re done dipping! Place the tray of still-wet chocolate-covered pretzels in the fridge to allow the chocolate to firm up. In the fridge that should take 30 minutes or so.

When they’re ready, remove the pretzels from waxed paper and place in a lidded container. I store mine in the fridge to keep it cool, but as quickly as these get eaten, you can leave them out as well.

Expert Tips

Use these tips to make these chocolate dipped pretzels perfect every time:

  • This recipe calls for dairy-free chocolate chips. See Dairy Free Chocolate Guide for assistance in picking the right chocolate for you.
  • Use gluten-free pretzels to make gluten free chocolate dipped pretzels.
  • To speed up the chocolate setting, 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.
  • You can freeze chocolate dipped pretzels. Allow them to set completely first, then transfer to a freezer bag. They will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • 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 half way 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 coconut oil.
Salty pretzels are dipped in chocolate for a lover's delight.
Make this DIY

That’s it for these dairy free chocolate covered pretzels.

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

Pretzels dipped in chocolate are a perfect Valentine's Day treat

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Covered Pretzels

These chocolate covered pretzels are such a treat! They’re easy to make and combine crispy salty pretzels with sweet dark chocolate!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 40 servings
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare your work station by tearing off a big sheet of waxed paper and placing it over a thin cookie sheet. You’ll place your chocolate-dipped pretzels on the waxed paper and then place the pan in the fridge to help the chocolate set.
  • If using the stove-top, combine chocolate chips and the peanut butter in a sauce pan and warm up over low heat until the chocolate chips are melted, stirring frequently.
  • Dip 1/2 of the pretzel in the chocolate and hold it over the chocolate for a second or two to allow any excess chocolate to drip away, like your long lost love from middle school. All this talk of love has gotten to me I think. Lay the chocolate drenched pretzel on the waxed paper.
  • You can dip 5 or 6 pretzels at a time, but don’t wait too long before adding the sprinkles. Otherwise the chocolate will begin to set and the sprinkles won’t get a firm hold on the chocolate.
  • At some point you will run out of chocolate. Sigh. It’s kind of sad when you’ve got too many pretzels at the end of your chocolate. But at least that means you’re done dipping! Place the tray of still-wet chocolate-covered pretzels in the fridge to allow the chocolate to firm up. In the fridge that should take 30 minutes or so.
  • When they’re ready, remove the pretzels from waxed paper and place in a lidded container. I store mine in the fridge to keep it cool, but as quickly as these get eaten, you can leave them out as well.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

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