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Pretty In Pink Pretzel Bites

Pretty In Pink Pretzel Bites
Pretty In Pink Pretzel Bites

Peppermint Coated Pretzel Candy is perfect for making during the holidays because it's extremely customizable based on the time of year. We've made these especially for Valentine's Day, so they're perfectly pink with festive sprinkles. By melting white chocolate in your slow cooker with Crisco, and adding some vanilla and red food coloring, you'll have a delectable dipping "sauce" for pretzels. Top them off with a bit of your favorite sprinkles, and you'll have some easy homemade treats that will put smiles on everyone's face.

Makes60 bites

Slow Cooker Time LOW1 hr 30 min

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker

Cooking Vessel Size4-quart slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces almond bark candy coating, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, broken or chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter-flavored solid shortening (such as Crisco)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (16-ounce) package of pretzels (i.e. Nibblers by Snyders of Hanover)

Instructions

  1. In a 4-quart slow cooker, place candy coating, baking chocolate, and shortening. Turn on low and cook until completely melted, about 1 ½ hours, stirring every 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare two large cookie sheets by lining with wax paper or parchment.

  3. When mixture can be stirred smooth, add vanilla and food coloring. Pour into a large bowl and gently stir in pretzels, tossing until coated. 

  4. Spoon onto bake sheets and add decorative sprinkles as desired while chocolate is still soft.  

  5. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container, divided by sheets of wax paper. Store in a cool place until ready to serve.  

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What a great idea! Maybe if you use the traditional pretzel shape and break off the extra to create a heart you can add marshmallows and other goodies into the chocolate mix as well to make a heart stuffed treat. Then once it dries and sets you can dip it in some dark or milk chocolate, stick a skewer in it and wrap it in saran (once it cools) to make a pretzel heart bouquet for that pretzel lover on your list. Actually, you can probably do the same for any holiday...just use a different shape!

I love pretzel and chocolate combos! Definitely trying out these pretzel bites for Valentine's Day!

I love chocolate covered pretzels, but my least favorite part is having that extra bit of uncovered pretzel I never want to finish. These are the perfect solution, and they were tasty!

Not all that peppermint-y, but still tasty! They kind of clumped together a bit more than I think I would have liked, but that was probably user error.

This is such a cute recipe! I bet I could make this recipe with my little cousins for Valentine's Day.

I'm a sucker for sweet & salty combo treats. They're so addicting! This one was no different. I'm glad they were located so far away from where I was sitting or else I might've eaten way more than would be good for me.

You can't go wrong with chocolate-covered pretzels. These gave me the sweet fix I was looking for.

These pretzel candies were delicious! Such a sweet treat )

I'm not a huge fan of peppermint, but I liked the sweet and salty mixture of chocolate and pretzels. These would be a great treat to bring to a holiday party.

I love the combination of chocolate and pretzels. I thought white chocolate worked well with the peppermint.

Good idea in concept, but I think the large chunks of pretzel and large chunks of peppermint candy made these difficult to eat. Maybe try smaller pretzel sticks and really crush up that peppermint candy!

Salty and sweet is a great combination for a snack or dessert, so the mint and pretzels are a natural pairing. Not being a fan of white chocolate, however, I would make this recipe using dark or milk chocolate (or maybe both!). I think it would be five-star for me at that point.

Either be sure to smash the peppermints into small pieces or use the old fashioned peppermints (you know the chalky kind like King Leo's) because a huge chunk of Starlite Mint will hurt to bite into. Otherwise the flavor is delicious, great recipe for a crowd.

This pretzel candy was pretty good! I'm not a huge fan of the pretzel/peppermint combo, but I loved that it was both sweet and salty.

This candy was very tasty and reminded me of Christmas treats of my childhood! I especially liked the peppermint in it.

I'm asking for a slow cooker for Christmas just so I can make this deliciousness. I love me some mint and crunch and sweet and this had it all! :)

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