This vegan chocolate-covered pretzels recipe is a tasty sweet and salty treat. Pretzel Twists are coated in dark chocolate and topped with pretty decorations. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels make great holiday gifts, party food, or even family snacks.
Did you know you can make chocolate covered pretzels vegan? It’s easy to do by using dairy-free dark chocolate. There’s nothing like salty pretzels smothered in chocolate and decorated with a few candies to set the mood.
I love serving these pretzels with some ready-in-minutes gluten-free chex mix for a sweet and salty combination.
Besides, recipes for chocolate-covered pretzels are so easy to make. Change up the sprinkles based on the season you’re in. For example, pink and red ones can be for Valentine’s Day. Make Christmas chocolate-covered pretzels by using holiday candies. It’s that easy!
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Chocolate chips — Use this Dairy-Free Chocolate Guide to help select the right chocolate for you. For vegan white chocolate-covered pretzels, use vegan white chocolate or make your own!
- Peanut butter — Substitute vegan butter or coconut oil.
- Pretzels — I prefer using mini salted pretzels. You can use gluten-free pretzels too.
- Garnish — You can serve them plain or garnish with colored sprinkles or even strips of vegan white chocolate.
Store chocolate-covered pretzels in an airtight container. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can freeze them, too. Allow them to set completely first, then transfer to a freezer bag. They will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- Using dark chocolate to dip pretzels creates delicious flavor and a crispy coating.
- Adding coconut oil to the melted chocolate makes it easy to dip the pretzels
- Using both dark and white chocolate adds variety and keeps the finished pretzels beautiful and tasty!
- Use gluten-free pretzels to make gluten-free chocolate-dipped pretzels.
- To speed up the chocolate, place the freshly dipped pretzels on a tray and place that tray in the fridge.
- Add decorations like sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
- There are special forks for dipping chocolate; however, if you have an old fork, you can use pliers to pull the prongs apart slightly. This works great!
- Use pretzel rods to make chocolate-dipped pretzel rods. Dip the pretzel rod about halfway up the stick and then add sprinkles and allow the chocolate to set.
More Vegan Sweet Treats
If you love this vegan chocolate-covered pretzels recipe, you’ll want to try other chocolate treats. For example, everyone loves dark chocolate covered almonds or chocolate covered cherries. Here are even more recipes to try:
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Pretzels
- Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
- Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Stir regularly until the chocolate chips are melted. Remove from heat.
- Use a fork to dip pretzels in the chocolate, gently tapping over the pan to allow excess chocolate to drip away. Place the pretzel on the waxed paper. You can dip 5 to 6 pretzels at a time. Add sprinkles if using.
- Place the tray of still-wet chocolate-covered pretzels in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.
- When they’re ready, remove the pretzels from waxed paper and place them in a lidded container. Store them in the fridge for up to 10 days. They can be frozen for up to 2 months.
- If you're using vegan white chocolate, it will have to be dipped several times.
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This post was originally published in 2012 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2020.