I keep seeing recipes on Pinterest to make cinnamon pretzels, and they always look so good! Today, I decided to use all the recipes I saw and tweak them to make my own.
This recipe also added some drizzled white chocolate on top– what could be more perfect?
One 16 oz bag of Pretzels (most recipes I saw suggested using the lattice shaped ones as they hold the most cinnamon)
4 T butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 T cinnamon
Plus an additional 1/2 sugar and 2T cinnamon for sprinkling on top
1/2 to 1 cup of chocolate wafers (I like using Wilton brand)
In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the 4 T of butter. Add in the 1/2 cup of sugar and 2T of cinnamon and stir until well mixed. Pour the bag of pretzels into the bowl, taking care to hand scoop out the last few pretzels so you don’t get all that added salt and pretzel bits that are always at the bottom of the bag. Mix pretzels until they are well coated. Place bowl into microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir well. Repeat this two more times.
Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil. Pour half the mix of pretzels and arrange so they are in a single layer. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the remaining sugar and 1T of the remaining cinnamon. While they cool on the cookie sheet, melt the chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl. Depending on the brand you use/the type of chocolate you use, this can take anywhere from one to a few minutes. Remember to remove and stir every 30 seconds so the chocolate doesn’t burn. When the chocolate is melted, stir in 1T of oil to make it runnier. Using a fork, “flick” the chocolate onto the pretzels. Allow to cool until chocolate is hard to the touch. Store in an airtight container. Repeat the sprinkling of the remaining sugar and cinnamon and chocolate step with the other half of your pretzels.
Warning: These babies are addictive! My sister and I literally ate a whole plate of them last night.
They would make a great mid-afternoon snack, but I’m thinking of taking it a step further and packaging them up for some Christmas gifts!