These super easy Caramel Chocolate Pretzels are a deliciously sweet snack or dessert that are great as a homemade gift!
The flavors of chocolate and caramel come together with sweet and rich white chocolate. Pair that with crunchy, salty pretzels and you’ve got a perfect treat! Homemade chocolate covered pretzels are so simple to make.
This sweet and salty dessert or snack is great to make around the holidays, but you’ll love these pretzels all year round. Package them up with some homemade White Chocolate Bark to make the ultimate edible gift bag!
Why You’ll Love this Almond Pretzel Recipe
It’s hard to go wrong with this combination of ingredients! Dip soft vanilla caramels and pretzels in chocolate and cover with another mini pretzel, then drizzle with more melted chocolate.
Sound like a dream? This treat sure tastes like one! And best of all, you’ll only need 5 ingredients to prepare this sweet snack.
Easy to customize to your own liking, this is a great recipe to make when you need something with a touch of elegance but don’t want to bother turning on the oven and breaking out the mixing bowl. The microwave is the only tool you need for this no-bake sweet and salty treat.
These chocolate covered pretzels are perfect to serve as a sweet and satisfying snack, or for a homemade and edible gift that recipients won’t be able to get enough of!
Caramel Chocolate Pretzels Ingredients
- Twist Pretzels – these salty mini pretzels are the perfect size to house the caramel layer.
- Werther’s Vanilla Creme Soft Caramels – a uniquely sweet and soft caramel that works perfectly as the layer between your pretzels.
- Chocolate Almond Bark – this special product is great for melting in baking and has a rich, creamy consistency.
- Coconut Oil – ensures that the melted chocolate stays smooth and doesn’t develop any lumps or seize up.
- White Almond Bark – for a delicious drizzle that adds sweetness and a pop of contrasting white color.
- Unwrap caramels and gently press to flatten them slightly.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate almond bark with coconut oil and stir until smooth.
- Place one caramel on top of one pretzel. Dip in chocolate to cover completely, then shake off excess chocolate from the caramel and dipped pretzel.
- Place in a single layer on waxed paper or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and top with one regular pretzel twist. Repeat this process until all caramels are used. Allow to set on counter or in refrigerator.
- Melt white almond bark and use a spoon to drizzle over each treat. Allow to set before serving, then enjoy!.
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel FAQs
How long do homemade chocolate covered pretzels last?
Once you make your pretzels, store them in an airtight container or a sealable plastic bag for up to 2-3 weeks. There’s no need to keep them in the refrigerator once the chocolate has hardened, and if they get too cold it’s possible the caramel layer will get too hard.
Can you freeze caramel pretzels?
You can! If you go with this method, I recommend individually wrapping them up with a little piece of parchment paper, or they might stick together in the freezer. They should last for several months when frozen. When you want to defrost, just let them sit at room temperature for a few hours and they should be good to eat.
What is almond bark?
Somewhat similar in functions candy melts, almond bark is a “chocolate-like confection” that traditionally is made without any actual chocolate ingredients. It also doesn’t contain any real almonds, despite the name! This bark is a blend of particular vegetable fats with colors and flavors and is great for baking and other sweet recipes.
It’s typically sold in blocks and is most commonly melted down to cover things like nuts, candies, and pretzels. It has similarities to white chocolate but is easier to melt and use, which makes it preferable for a lot of recipes like these Caramel Chocolate Pretzels.
Almond bark is not to be confused with chocolate bark, which is a flat and bark-like dessert (which, yes, sometimes contains almonds!).
Caramel Pretzel Snaps Popular Variations and Substitutions
- If you like the dichotomy of sweet and salty, sprinkle the tops of the pretzels with some extra flaky sea salt before the drizzle hardens.
- These pretzels are great to decorate for specific holidays and events! Top with green and red sprinkles for Christmas, black and orange sprinkles for Halloween, fall colors for Thanksgiving, or pink for Valentine’s Day. You can also decorate them with any colors of your choosing to match any event or occasion.
- While almond bark is easy to work with, you could also use traditional milk chocolate and white chocolate if you prefer the flavor to the almond bark’s.
- I like the soft vanilla caramel, but any caramel recipe you want to use for the center layer will taste delicious! Try to go for a more chewy caramel, as opposed to the harder ones.
More Recipes You’ll Love
- Coconut Bourbon Eggnog – This vegan twist on the classic eggnog is great for folks with any dietary restrictions around the holidays!
- Best Dip Recipes – Make one of these delicious and savory appetizer dips to serve at your next party, barbecue, or happy hour!
- White Chocolate Rum Truffles – A boozy and sweet treat with a delicious chocolate flavor and an extra kick from the added rum.
- Amaretto Chocolates – Ideal for an elegant Valentine’s Day treat, these decadent homemade chocolates have a beautiful pink drizzle and a delicious layer of almond flavor.
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini – Can’t get enough of the chocolate and caramel flavor combo? Try this unique and delicious martini recipe from The Crumby Kitchen!
Caramel and Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- 40 twist pretzels, 2 for each treat
- Werther’s Vanilla Creme soft caramels, one per treat
- 2 oz chocolate almond bark + ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 oz white almond bark
- Unwrap caramels and gently flatten them slightly.
- Melt chocolate almond bark with coconut oil and stir until smooth.
- Place one caramel on top of one pretzel.
- Dip the pretzel in chocolate to cover completely, shake off excess chocolate.
- Place on wax paper lined tray and top with one regular pretzel twist.
- Repeat this process until all caramels are used.
- Allow to set on counter or in refrigerator.
- Melt white almond bark and spoon drizzle over each treat.
- Allow to set before serving.
- Add sprinkles or decor of your choice to match these pretzel treats to any festivity.
- You can use milk or dark chocolate and regular white chocolate instead of the almond bark if you prefer the taste.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 712mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g