Holiday Chocolate Covered Pretzels in 4 Easy Steps

Cooking With Kids

Who doesn’t love chocolate covered pretzels? The saltiness of the pretzels paired with the sweetness of the chocolate is always a welcome treat at any party. If you’re looking for simple Christmas treats to try out this season, you’ll want to try out this kid-friendly recipe. 

If you're looking for simple Christmas treats to try out this season, you'll want to try this kid-friendly 4-Step Holiday Chocolate Covered Pretzels recipe.

We made holiday goody bags for our neighbors and included these holiday-themed chocolate covered pretzels as on of the treats. Our neighbors loved them!

This recipe is so easy to make. My kids and I made about 24 pretzels in 30 minutes. While I can’t guarantee that this recipe is mess-free, I can guarantee that your kids will have fun in the kitchen.

My little guys loved dipping the pretzels in the melted chocolate, loading them up with yummy toppings, and getting to lick the spoon after we were done.

To make them Christmas-themed we opted to make two kinds of pretzels – one with milk chocolate and candy cane bits, and the other one with white chocolate, walnuts, and red and green sprinkles. 


Holiday Chocolate Covered Pretzels in 4 Easy Steps

Holiday Chocolate Covered Pretzels in 4 Easy Steps


  • Pretzel Rods (20-30)
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • Toppings: candy cane bits (we crushed candy canes), nuts, sprinkles and anything else you can think of!
  • 2 Microwavable Bowls
  • Wax or Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet


  1. First, melt the chocolate chips. You do this by placing the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. You'll use one bowl for the white chocolate chips and the other bowl for the semi-sweet chocolate chips, then microwave each on high for one minute. Take the bowl out and stir the chocolate chips until completely melted. If they need a little more time to melt, you can microwave in 15 second increments until completely melted. Make sure you stir them each time you take them out of the microwave or else you risk burning the chocolate.
  2. Second, dip the pretzels one at a time in the chocolate. You can use a spoon to coat them evenly. Leave about 2-3 inches at the bottom for picking them up. I covered half of my pretzels with the melted semi-sweet chocolate and the other half with the melted white chocolate, but you could also use a little of each kind of chocolate on each pretzel. Get creative and have fun.
  3. Third, it's time to add the toppings. I found it worked best to drop a little of each topping by hand on the chocolate covered pretzel as I turned it around with my other hand. You'll do this for each topping until you're satisfied with amount placed on each pretzel.
  4. Fourth, place the finished pretzel down on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper and place the baking sheet in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!

What are your favorite kid-friendly holiday recipes? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below.

With Love and Joy,


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6 thoughts on “Holiday Chocolate Covered Pretzels in 4 Easy Steps

  1. This is something that is fun to do every year!

    Thanks for linking up with the Home Matter Link Party!

    Have a lovely weekend,