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Holiday Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Gorgeous holiday chocolate pretzel bites make a wonderful homemade gift for family and friends or a yummy dessert to take to a Christmas party. They’re beautifully decorated and taste delicious. Since you only need a handful of ingredients, they’re also super easy to make. That’s a huge plus around the holidays!

festive chocolate pretzel bites on white wood background

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Why You’ll Love These Christmas Pretzel Bites

Who doesn’t love that classic sweet and salty combination? You can make these chocolate pretzels with your favorite bite-sized candy bars. My personal favorite are Milky Ways, but 3 Musketeers and Snickers are also terrific.

These holiday pretzel bites are:

  • Easy to make
  • A big hit at parties
  • Very festive-looking
  • Great for gift-giving
  • Easily doubled or tripled for a crowd
  • Simple to adapt to any holiday or color theme
holiday pretzel bites - chocolates sandwiched between square pretzels and decorated

Equipment Needed to Make Holiday Pretzel Bites

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Ingredients for Christmas Chocolate Pretzels

ingredients for Christmas chocolate pretzels

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How to Make Holiday Chocolate Pretzel Bites

1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.

pretzels on parchment paper with chocolates added

2. Place pretzels on a parchment lined cookie sheet and add one bite-sized chocolate bar on top of each pretzel.

adding the second layer of pretzels

3. Place in oven for 4 minutes. Take out and immediately add a pretzel square to each one. Push down slightly.

4. Let chocolate harden before the next step.

dipping the chocolate pretzel sandwiches in the candy melts and adding sprinkles

5. Melt chocolate according to package directions. Dip each pretzel sandwich into the chocolate about halfway. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles. Set back on the parchment paper and let dry!

decorated chocolate pretzel sandwiches

Variations on This Christmas Pretzels Recipe

We’ve seen variations on this recipe using Hershey’s Kisses or Rolos between the pretzels.

If you’d like to make these for a different holiday, simply swap out the color of the candy melts and/or the sprinkles. For example, heart-shaped sprinkles will look lovely for Valentine’s Day.

holiday chocolate pretzels made with mini candy bars

How to Store Sweet and Salty Holiday Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Do these Chocolate Pretzels Need to Be Refrigerated?

No, they do not need to be refrigerated. As long as they’re kept at room temperature, they’ll be fine.

How to Store Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Keep them at room temperature in an airtight container.

Make sure you let the chocolate completely cool both from baking and from the dipping before storing these holiday pretzels.

easy Christmas pretzel bites on a white wood background

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Yield: 25 pretzel bites

Holiday Chocolate Pretzel Bites

square image of the Christmas pretzel bites on a white wood background

These festive holiday chocolate pretzel bites will be a big hit at your Christmas parties. They also make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family. They're so easy to make, too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50 Pretzel Squares
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Wafers
  • Mini Candy Bars (Milky Way, Snickers, & 3 Musketeers)
  • Assorted Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place pretzels on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and add one chocolate bar on top of each pretzel.
  3. Place in oven for 4 minutes. Remove and immediately add a pretzel square to the top of each one. Push down slightly.
  4. Let chocolate harden before the next step.
  5. Melt the chocolate wafers according to package directions. Dip each pretzel sandwich into the melted chocolate, coating it about halfway. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles.
  6. Set back on the parchment paper and allow the chocolate to harden.

Notes

Allow the chocolate to dry and harden completely before storing the chocolate pretzel bites in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

25

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 735mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
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