These pretzels are everything. And I know I throw around “everything” a lot, but duuude. These are forrealsies ev.er.y.thing.
And while cleaning out all the peppermint goodies at Target, I happened upon a bag of peppermint pretzels. But unfortunately, those pretzels are a huuuuuge letdown, much like glitter nail polish and this season of American Horror Story. They claim they’re peppermint pretzels, but there only minimally dusted with a vaguely-minty peppermint powder. Low blow, bro. Where’s my peppermint?!
These pretzels, however, are not chintzy with the peppermint. They’re loaded with the stuff: both peppermint chips and crushed candy canes. And they’re double-coated in chocolate for an extra special treat. Plus, the sweet-and-salty flavor combo is just out of control, people. Just don’t be mad at me when you polish off an entire batch before the opening credits begin rolling for the latest Freak Show episode [which, by the way, I’m still so bitter that Twisty’s gone!]
Now who’s ready for the best snack ever?!
Peppermint Crunch Pretzels
- 1 bag Pretzel Thins regular flavor
- 1 pkg Chocolate CandiQuik
- 1/4 pkg Vanilla CandiQuik
- 1 & 1/2 cups Andes Peppermint Chips
- 1 cup crushed candy cane pieces
- Line a baking sheet with foil or a silicone liner and set aside. Melt the Chocolate CandiQuik according to package directions, or until smooth & melted.
- Dip each pretzel thin into the chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Return the pretzel to the baking sheet and repeat with remaining pretzels. Allow the chocolate to set.
- Once the chocolate shell has set, melt the Vanilla CandiQuik according to package directions, or until smooth & melted. Once melted, pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle or a disposable piping bag with the tip snipped off. Pipe the white chocolate liberally all over the pretzels. Immediately sprinkle with the peppermint chips and crushed candy canes.
- Allow the pretzels to set before breaking apart (if needed) and serving. Store leftovers airtight.
If you’re more of a creme de menthe fan, these would be equally badass with regular Andes Mint Chips and a melty green drizzle instead… but I just love the red pop of color and the buttery, minty flavor of peppermint with the pretzels. So divine!
Have a sweet Sunday!