Peppermint Pretzels

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Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite treats, because the combination of sweet and salty is perfect.  So for the holidays it made sense to me to make some chocolate pretzels and cover them with peppermints instead of sprinkles!

Peppermint pretzels in a jar with candy canes.

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These are simple to make, and lots of fun for kids to do too.  My kids’ favorite part is taking peppermint candies and hammering them to break them apart.  Just make sure you double bag the candies before hammering, or there will be peppermint dust everywhere.

A bag of candy canes and a hammer on a table.

I have tried all kinds of ways to melt the chocolate wafers for these pretzels before, but this time I microwaved them in a glass pie plate.  This worked well, because the pretzel rods were able to lay flat and it was easy to roll them in the chocolate and get them completely covered.

A person is slicing a piece of cake with a knife.

We used green and red peppermints for a nice variety of color in our finished Peppermint Pretzel Sticks!

Peppermint Pretzels - Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods rolled in Peppermint Candy

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Peppermint Pretzel Sticks

Published By Anne
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 12
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  • 12 pretzel rods
  • 1 bag white chocolate melting wafers
  • green and red peppermint candy


  • Unwrap about 20 candies of one color and put them in a zip top bag. Put that bag inside another one, and then hammer the candies until they are broken up.
    green and red peppermint candy
  • Pour the candies out onto a sheet of waxed paper.
  • Repeat with the other color of candy.
  • Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • Melt the chocolate wafers in a pie plate for 30 seconds. Stir and keep microwaving them 30 seconds at a time until they are completely melted.
    1 bag white chocolate melting wafers
  • Dip a pretzel in the melted chocolate, turning to completely cover it. Then roll it in one of the colors of peppermint candy.
    12 pretzel rods
  • Put the dipped pretzel on the cookie sheet to harden and repeat with the rest of the pretzel rods.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 0.3mg | Iron: 0.05mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Peppermint pretzels in a mason jar.

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Hi, I’m Anne!

I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

8 thoughts on “Peppermint Pretzels”

  1. These look so pretty and festive! I love activities like this that the kids can participate in also! I\’d love if you would share this at the blog party, Celebrate It! We are all about celebrating the little everyday things of our wonderful life, along with the big things!

  2. I love chocolate covered pretzels–and these look so yummy and festive! Good idea with the large pie plate. I’ve used a large mason jar before, but you have to melt a LOT of chocolate to get it deep enough to fit those sticks. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!


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