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Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzels

A fun and easy treat, these Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzels are the perfect gift for teachers or a fun snack for kids!

A FUN BACK-TO-SCHOOL SNACK

I love fun, creative (and easy!) recipes. These Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzels just happen to be one that we have been making for years. When my son was younger this was what we would give to all his teachers at the start of the school year. Plus, I always made extra for everyone to enjoy at home! This is such a simple recipe and a great one to do with kids. If you are someone who loves making creative themed recipes for fun gifts, then this Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzel recipe is just for you!

Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzels in white bowl with ingredients surrounding it.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What kind of pretzels are best to use?

We use the smaller pretzel twists for these Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzels. If you want to make these larger, you can use larger twisted pretzels for this as well. You may want to double your ingredients though.

What chocolate should I use?

Wilton white melting chocolate wafers are best for these. It melts really well and food coloring blends really well in it without seizing up. You could also use red melting chocolate wafers for this as well. Wilton is a great brand that comes in many colors. You can usually find them in craft stores or in the baking aisle at Wal-mart.

What is the best way to cut the M&M’s?

Cutting small candy can be hard. I use a sharp knife and it usually gets the job done. Remember this part is for adults only. If all else fails, you can try to use the whole candy if you cannot get a good cut.

Can I make these another color?

Yes! These would be great in green as well. Having a mix of red “apples” and “green” apples would be adorable!

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container or bag where they will keep at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. These can also be frozen. Store in a freezer container or bag where they will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. Defrost in the refrigerator or on the countertop before enjoying.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • Wilton white melting chocolate wafers
  • red food coloring 
  • pretzel twists
  • green and brown M&Ms 
Ingredients needed: white melting chocolate, red food coloring, pretzel twists and green and brown M&Ms.

HOW TO MAKE BACK-TO-SCHOOL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS:

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate on low power for 30 second increments, stirring between each increment until chocolate is fully melted. Add in red food coloring to the white chocolate until you get your desired color of red. Dip each pretzel twist into the melted chocolate, making sure the excess drips off. Place on a sheet of parchment paper.

Food coloring mixed into the melted white chocolate.

Before the chocolate has set, add half a brown M&M on for the stem and half a green M&M for the leaf. Repeat until you use all the white chocolate. Place your parchment paper with pretzels in the refrigerator until chocolate is completely set (about 15 min).

red colored Chocolate Covered Pretzels on tray hardening.

Enjoy!

Hand holding up one pretzel that is made to look like an apple.

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Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzels

A fun and easy treat, these Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzels are the perfect gift for teachers or a fun snack for kids!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chill:: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces white melting chocolate wafers (I used Wilton brand)
  • red food coloring
  • 1.5 cups Pretzel twists (this is an estimate)
  • green and brown M&Ms

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate wafers on low power for 30 second increments, stirring between each increment until chocolate is fully melted.
  • Add in red food coloring to the white chocolate until you get your desired color of red.
  • Dip each pretzel twist into the melted chocolate, making sure the excess drips off. Place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Before the chocolate has set, add half a brown M&M on for the stem and half a green M&M for the leaf.
  • Repeat until you use all the white chocolate.
  • Place your parchment paper with pretzels in the refrigerator until chocolate is completely set (about 15 min). Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can buy red colored melting chocolate wafers at the store instead of using food coloring.
  • Red food coloring gel gives a deeper red color than the liquid. Wilton makes these as well. 
  • I use Wilton brand chocolate wafers. They can be found in the baking aisle at most Was-mart stores or in the baking section of most craft stores.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the M&Ms.
  • These can be frozen, see my tips above.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzel Recipe, Back-to-School Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Nutrition

Calories: 1182kcal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 112g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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