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I love chocolate covered pretzels. There is something so yummy about the sweet chocolate taste mixing with the saltiness of the pretzel. Mmmm. One day I got to thinking about how good they would be with a little bit of peanut butter added to them. Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter?
I use my Wilton Chocolate Melter, which I love, to cover the pretzels. You can find their newest one here. I usually buy my melting chocolate from my local craft store and lately they’ve been carrying a lot more interesting flavors of candy melts which is where I found peanut butter flavored melts. Oh my gosh. Chocolate dipping will never be the same. The peanut butter takes the whole flavor combo up a notch!
While I still wouldn’t turn away a plain chocolate covered pretzel, they do seem to be missing something now. And even though it adds another step to the preparation it’s worth it! If you’re in a rush you can mix both chocolate and peanut butter melts into the melter together. This is my preferred method.
Here’s everything you need to make your own chocolate peanut butter covered pretzels:
- A candy melter (As I mentioned above, I use a Wilton Melting Pot. This is their newer model.)
- Chocolate Candy Melts (I use Make ‘n Mold Candy Wafers)
- Peanut Butter Candy Melts (I use Make n’ Mold Candy Wafers)
- Mini Pretzels
- A utensil for dipping
- Wax paper
- Cookie sheet
Turn your melter to the melt setting and add your chocolate. (If you want to save time add peanut butter wafers, too.) Your melter should have a line that shows you the maximum fill level. While that’s heating, cover your cookie sheet with wax paper and set to the side. After 10 or 15 minutes stir your wafers and allow to continue melting. When fully melted adjust your setting to warm. Toss a couple of pretzels into the pot and flip over in the chocolate to coat then scoop one out at a time allowing the excess chocolate to drip off. I usually use a very skinny fork and scrape the bottom against the side of the melter. Transfer to the wax paper. Continue coating pretzels until you use up all the melted chocolate or until you don’t have any more pretzels to cover. If you do run out of chocolate, add more to the melter, turn to melt again and back to warm when everything is fully melted. Set the cookie sheet in the refrigerator to allow everything to harden then remove and transfer pretzels to an airtight container.