Sunday, December 11, 2011

Peppermint Bark Pretzels

Still with the old, yucky pictures, but my next cooking endeavor I promise I'll document with the nice camera :)

This was one of those things that happened because I became addicted to a food, then convinced myself I could make it better myself. I was buying $3 bags of Royal Gold left and right and thought it might be cheaper to make my own.

Verdict: Ehhh I wouldn't say cheaper, per se, since each individual item is nearly as expensive as the $3 bag, but these come out with a thicker chocolate coating and more pronounced candy cane flavor, so I prefer them to the manufactured ones either way. They also lasted longer because they were bigger and therefore I didn't down them quite as quickly.

These are a lovely addition to a cookie swap or Christmas tin you pass out to neighbors... I need to refill my supply and you can bet I'll be doing this soon :)

Peppermint Bark Pretzels

  • 1 Bag pretzels of your choice (I chose Royal Gold traditional pretzels)
  • 1 large bag white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 box candycanes

-Pulverize candycanes into fine powder with some larger chunks still visible. This can be done in a food processor, or with a ziplock bag and a hammer.

-Melt white chocolate in a double boiler. Stir in 3/4 of the candy cane pieces.

-Using two forks, dip pretzels into chocolate and place on wax paper. Immediately sprinkle with some of the remaining candy cane, then put in fridge until firm.

Looks like on my list is also Photo Editing Software, oy.


  1. Those look delicious. I'd love to try dipping pretzels in nutella...thanks for sharing!

  2. This, along with those Oreo Truffles from your last post, look like they'd make fabulous edible holiday gifts! I still have some out-of-town family that I haven't yet bought gifts for so I'm thinking that I'll have to include a bag of these! Thanks for posting!

  3. I LOVE chocolate covered pretzels...peppermint white chocolate coated - even better.