Vegan Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Hi guys! I made some yummy chocolate-covered pretzels today and I wanted to share. They are easy and fast, and the recipe makes a small batch for portion control so you don’t have to spend an hour dipping individual pretzels into melted chocolate! 🙂

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I’m not about to pretend that these pretzels are an original idea; they aren’t! But, I made them myself, they’re delicious, and I’m excited to share the recipe with you. Also, they make a small batch, which I love, because although my family and I enjoy sweets, we don’t usually eat a ton of them. So a small batch is just right!

Vegan Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Ingredients:

1 tbsp almonds (raw or roasted)

1 tbsp hemp hearts

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand and Ghiradelli semi-sweet)

1 tsp coconut oil

3/4 cup pretzels

Process:

Chop up the almonds into pieces as small as you can make them. For me, that wasn’t very small. Set them into a small dish. Put the hemp hearts into another small dish. Put your chocolate into a double boiler and set heat on medium-low. You don’t want the heat too high, because that will burn your chocolate. Stir occasionally as it melts. When it is melted and smooth, use a fork to drop a pretzel into the chocolate and thoroughly coat. Pick the pretzel up again, tap it against the rim of the double boiler to shake off excess chocolate, and lay it on a sheet of wax paper. Sprinkle lightly with almonds, hemp hearts, or both, or leave it plain! Repeat until all the pretzels and chocolate have been used. This recipe should pretty well use up both. Pop the chocolate-covered pretzels on the wax paper into the freezer and let set for 20-30 minutes. Remove from freezer and enjoy!

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Notes:

  • I recommend coating your pretzels in chocolate, setting them onto a sheet of wax paper, and then sprinkling them in your topping. I do not recommend dropping the whole chocolate-covered pretzel in the topping to coat it, because that will overload the pretzel, and the topping in the container will become messy and lumpy!
  • Don’t worry about the pretzels freezing when they are in the freezer; that time only allows the chocolate to set, and the pretzels themselves don’t even come close to freezing.
  • I loved the hemp seeds in this! They don’t add too much flavor… rather, they just make the pretzels more substantial and chewy, as well as adding some protein and healthy fats.
  • Of course, feel free to use whatever toppings you desire! I’m kicking myself for not using coconut. Some possibilities are chopped candied ginger, more chocolate chips, sprinkles, chopped peanuts or any other nut, chia seeds, flaxmeal, rice crispies… the list goes on!

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Isn’t that pink beautiful? My mom knit that washcloth a long time ago, and it’s been used for many, many dish-washing sessions… though I don’t think it’s been used for too many chocolate-covered pretzel photoshoots! And do you see our dog in the chair in this photo?

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