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Vegan Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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vegan chocolate covered pretzels

Need a quick, fun, and delicious dessert idea? Try these pretzels dipped in fair-trade chocolate and covered in vegan sprinkles. Vegan chocolate covered pretzels are a fun and easy dessert idea for kids (and youthful adults). If you like cute colorful food, quick and easy recipes, and anything dipped in chocolate, you should make these. They’re vegan and organic, and can be made gluten-free by using gluten free pretzels.

This recipe makes around 20 vegan chocolate covered pretzel sticks.

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I know I don’t usually have inexpensive and easy vegan dessert recipes on this website. I created this recipe during a vegan blogger challenge called veganmofo. The prompt that day challenged us to create a recipe for an inexpensive vegan dessert. So it seemed like the perfect time to introduce a recipe that you can make even if you’re in between jobs.

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Ingredients for Vegan Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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  • 1 ¼ cup (210g) vegan chocolate chips
  • 20 pretzel rods (~150g)
  • assorted vegan sprinkles

vegan chocolate covered pretzels

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

cook time: 5 min | prep time: 25 min

Dollhouse Shortcut

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave to save time. Melt at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.

Melt 1 cup of the vegan chocolate chips in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a metal bowl that fits snuggly inside a small saucepan.

Add the remaining chocolate chips only when the first batch is completely melted. Stir until the new chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Remove the chocolate from heat.

Prepare your vegan sprinkles by setting out a separate bowl for each type of sprinkles you’re using.

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Dip each pretzel into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to help you with coverage.

Scrape the pretzel on the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.

Pour the sprinkles over the pretzel while holding it over one of the bowls to catch all the sprinkles that don’t cling to the pretzel.

Set each sprinkle covered pretzel onto a cookie sheet or cutting board covered in parchment paper and repeat until all the chocolate is used up.

Leave out to harden at room temperature or stick them in the fridge to speed up the process.

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Serve once hardened.

vegan chocolate covered pretzels

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert this vegan dipped pretzels recipe into a gluten-free recipe?

If you would like to make these chocolate covered pretzels gluten free, purchase gluten-free pretzel rods.

How do I store these?

If you have any leftover chocolate covered pretzels, store them in an airtight container (like a tupperware) or into ziplock bags. If you use ziplocks, squeeze out all the excess air. Then store them in the fridge so they don’t melt. If you’re taking them on a car trip, make sure you keep near the air conditioning.

I recommend eating them within a week since pretzels do get stale.

How can I convert this recipe into a sugar-free recipe?

I haven’t tried this with this particular recipe, but I was on a raw food diet for a few months once and had some success then. Melt cacao butter or cocoa butter. Mix it with cocoa powder and whatever sweetener you can have on your diet (agave powder and date sugar are a couple of options).

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Vegan Chocolate Chips: My favorite brand of chocolate chips is Pascha because they are organic, fair trade, and vegan. They have a ton of different varieties, from vegan white chocolate to vegan milk chocolate to dark chocolate. They even have a completely dark chocolate with no sugar in it whatsoever. Everything Pascha makes is dairy free and vegan. My favorite is the 55% chocolate, which is what I use for the majority of my recipes. There are lots of companies that make vegan chocolate chips. Even Trader Joe’s sells vegan and dairy-free chocolate chips. Just make sure you read the ingredients to confirm that there’s no milk products or butterfat in them. If you don’t have any vegan chocolate chips at home when you’re about to make this recipe, then you should probably re-evaluate your life decisions. Kiddinnnng (sorta). You can also temper chocolate bars.
  • Vegan Pretzel Sticks: I used Whole Foods 365 store brand because they’re organic and cheap,. Newman’s Own is another good option if you don’t have a Whole Foods near you. I’m not certain that all varieties of pretzels are vegan, so definitely read the ingredients before buying them.
  • Vegan Sprinkles: I have a whole list of vegan sprinkles that you can choose from depending on what theme your party is. For instance, for a fourth of July picnic, you can choose a sprinkle mix that has stars. If you don’t have time to buy sprinkles before making these, you can always mix coconut with vegan food coloring and use that in the place of sprinkles.

From left to right in the picture below, I used the following kinds of vegan sprinkles: Sweets & Treats pastel quins, Sweets & Treats circus cookie sprinkles (they’ve since been discontinued), and Sweetapolita rainbow jimmies.

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Nutrition Facts

The nutrition info assumes that each pretzel is a serving.

  • Servings: 20
  • Calories per serving: 94
  • Calcium per serving: 9mg
  • Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
  • Dietary Fiber per serving: 1g
  • Potassium per serving: 40mg
  • Protein per serving: 1g
  • Total Carbohydrate per serving: 12g
  • Total Fat per serving: 5g
  • Total Sugars per serving: 5g
  • Sodium per serving: 83mg

Comments or Questions?

If you make this DIY vegan chocolate pretzels recipe, I would love it if you’d snap a pic, post to instagram, and tag me @vegandollhouse. It seriously makes my day/week/month!

Please message me (instagram or email) if you have any questions or feedback about the recipe.

Similar Recipes

If you’re looking for other quick chocolates you can make, check out these peanut butter chocolate pretzels and these peanut butter cups.

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