Easy Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites Recipe - super easy candy idea for the holidays! Great gift for chocolate and caramel lovers!
I always make this treat for the holidays and serve it on a tray with my Sugar Cookies and Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. They are so festive!
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL PRETZEL BITES
Our craving for homemade candy is in full swing. My Hubby has been asking me for days to make caramel pretzels and they finally happened. All dressed in chocolate and festive holiday sprinkles! Yes, please! I will take a dozen, thank you so much!
HOW TO MAKE PRETZEL CANDY?
We dipped the bites in semi-sweet and milk chocolate. You can dip the whole pretzel bite or just half of it or make a combination of both. They are fun and festive thanks to the holiday theme sprinkles. They will look gorgeous on your holiday table or packed in mason jars and given away to friends and family.
We love Christmas candy, especially if it's easy and involves caramel. Our goal with these pretzel bites was to use just enough caramel that it will melt into the pretzel holes and not go over it. Half of a caramel square was just perfect to achieve that!
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Easy Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites
- 24 pretzels
- 12 in caramel squares unwrapped, cut half, I used Kraft
- ¾ cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate melted with 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Christmas sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- Layer all pretzels on the sheet.
- Place half of caramel squares on each pretzel.
- Bake in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes. The caramel will be melty but not completely filing the holes of pretzels. It will spread as it cools. Cool pretzels completely before dipping in chocolate.
- When cool, dip pretzels in chocolate (cover whole pretzels or dip halves). Tap against the bowl with chocolate to help excess drip off back to the bowl.
- Place back on the sheet. Sprinkle with funfetti. Let cool completely.
- Store in air tight container.
Kathy lee says
Thank you for the recipe! My mom and I made these yesterday. I used mini pretzels with half of the caramel placed in the middle, allowed the caramel to soften then took out and pressed softly on the Carmels turned out perfect. I melted chocolate chips and then dipped the pretzels. Why do you add oil? (I omitted that)
Danielle G says
These look really good and my kids and I love chocolate covered pretzels. I made some this morning and I am a little underwhelmed. Maybe its the caramel that I don't care for, perhaps homemade would be worth the extra effort? (I used Kraft) They are okay....they also don't look as festive because the sprinkles don't stand out when put on top of the dark chocolate that I used. I put in the oven for 5 minutes and the caramel hadn't melted really much at all, rather just softened up a bit. I took them out hoping they would spread as they cooled like the recipe assures but that didn't happen, so I pressed down on the caramel with the back of a little spoon. This of course is just my opinion, nothing against the recipe itself....this was just my experience. Thank you for the idea though, my kids will gladly eat them up.
Thank you for giving these a try, Danielle!
I just made these for co-workers. They were okay but the caramel didn’t melt down like the recipe said. They were way too chewy where the caramel sticks to your teeth. Next time I’m going to omit the caramel or use less caramel.
Maybe next time, try them with peanut butter instead. Just found a recipe similar that had peanut butter, not caramel.
Could these be cooled in the fridge to make them cool faster ?
mini pretzels or regular size?
Hi Tracy! I used mini pretzels.
Can these be frozen???
I have made these 3 years in a row now! Just finished 2 big batches. I usually use the choclate chips with coconut oil, but I did use the chocolate candy coating this time. They still turned out perfect!
I can spend hours baking cookies and these were the ones the kids all went for. Next year I will have to double the batch if I want any. 🙂 Thank you for the recipe, it was a big hit!
Hi Vanessa! Haha! That's awesome! I am so glad the kiddos enjoyed these pretzel bites. Thank you!!
AnneMarie Crossman says
We have coconut allergies in the house what can you substitute for the coconut oil
Any of the chocolate candy coating can be used as a substitute
Charlotte G says
Made these, so easy and non messy. Love them! Great for gifts for teachers or friends!
Just curious as to what the coconut oil is used for and if it can be substituted? I have coconut allergies in my family
Vegetable oil can be used in place of coconut oil. I hope this helps!
Should the coconut oil be refined or unrefined???
Nancy Overweg says
Tried my first batch yesterday. I cut the caramel squares in half and put in oven for 7 minutes. The caramel melted through the pretzels and was almost burned to the bottom of the pretzels. Next time I may try the whole caramel square and less time???? Not one to waste caramel, pretzels, and chocolate my husband and I still ate most of the treats.
I cut the caramels in half and cook for 3 mins on 350°
What else can I use instead of kraft caramels? Can’t find them anywhere to buy. Would werthers soft caramel work?
how much coconut oil an for what
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Melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips with 1 tsp coconut oil.
These look great! Definitely will be making for this Christmas 🙂
Jennie @onesweetmess says
This is genius! I could easily take down a batch on my own and go back for more.
Me too! Thanks, Jennie!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
What a fun, easy, and festive recipe- and I'm ALWAYS here for the salty sweet goodies!
Me too! Thanks, Medha!
Lauren Gaskil says
These bad boys look incredible!! That caramel .... YUM!
Thank you so much, Lauren!