Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

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Today I would like to share a super easy no-bake Christmas treat with you.  It is so easy even a 2 year old can make them – I kid you not.   Back in 2003 when our kitchen also was our laundry room too, I captured this video of Abigail (now 8.5 yrs old) making chocolate covered pretzels dipped in crushed candy cane.  She was only 2 years old and was the most adorable helper, ever!  Below is the short clip of Abigail making this on our extended counter space (washer and dryer) with me filming her with my (then) 11 month old daughter attached to me with a sling.

If you are looking for an easy, fast, no-bake holiday treat to make as a gift or to serve to guests, this is the recipe for you.  And if you have small children, this makes a great activity.  As you can see, my 19-month old son can do this – isn’t he stinking cute?  I present to you Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Crushed Candy Canes.  Happy Holidays and Enjoy!

Other No-Bake Holiday Treats:

Peppermint Bark

Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies

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This is Abigail today

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19-month Eli helps mom make no-bake peppermint chocolate pretzels

Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe
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  • ½ of a large bag mini pretzels twists
  • 1 bag chocolate Chips - any type. Vanilla wafers and chocolate chips work well
  • 2 cup crushed candy cane
  1. Crush candy canes by placing them in a ziplock bag and seal.
  2. Using the flat side of a meat tenderizer or a hammer, break the candy canes up in little pieces.
  3. Place crushed candy canes in a bowl.
  4. In a microwavable bowl, place up to a cup of chocolate chips and microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. Stir the chips and microwave again in increments of 30 seconds, stirring in between until smooth.
  6. Take pretzels and dip them in chocolate first, then in crushed candy canes. Place each pretzel on wax or parchment paper and allow to dry. Enjoy!


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  1. Kimberly says

    Beautiful children I must say!!!…..mine are mostly grown now! Made your pecan bacon bars today for a party we are hosting tomorrow night! Thanks for the receipe. My husband is also making Pioneer Womans Pecan Pie.
    We met Ashley R. and her husband waiting for Delancey Pizza to open. I made her salted carmels also…..such yummy treats!!
    Was wondering do you guys live in Ballard also?

  2. Elizabeth says

    I love that your children are always involved in the cooking/baking process. My daughter is 16 months old and I try to get her in the kitchen as much as possible!

  3. says

    how adorable… Pics reflect the involvement and joy of ur kids in the process of making the candycane covered pretzel..
    Will be trying with my twins…
    Clicks are very elegant and poetry like…

  4. says

    that first picture is amazing. I love it! And I want to make these. somehow I never thought to dip chocolate covered pretzels in crushed candy canes! It’s so festive :)

  5. Eva says

    I love your receipe and pictures! I am going to try it this weekend with my 2-year-old. I am sure he will love to help, too! :)

  6. says

    This is PERFECT for these gift jars I’m packing up for family friends this Christmas. Thank you for posting! And I love the video…what a cutie!

    • says

      Hi Gordon,
      Thanks for pointing this out. I wouldn’t recommend parents to feed anything to their children they are not old enough to eat whether it be pretzels, apple slices, carrot sticks. Parents should be careful only to feed their children food they are developmentally ready for.


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