Grinch Pretzels are the perfect sweet and salty holiday treat to make this Christmas. They are loaded with flavor and you only need 3 ingredients.

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Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels:

We love making special treats during the holiday season. These Grinch pretzel bites and our Christmas Mints are always on the list because of the fun green color and heart shaped sprinkle.  

If you are having a Grinch themed party, make these Chocolate Covered Pretzels. They are loaded with flavor and simple to make. These Grinch Pretzels would be perfect for movie night or decorating the Christmas tree.

Make these fun and festive treat this holiday season for your cookie tray or wrap up and give as a gift.

Ingredients needed - pretzel twists, candy melts, heart sprinkles

Ingredients: 

  • Mini Pretzel Twists 
  • Green Candy Melts 
  • Red Heart Sprinkles 

How to Make Grinch Pretzels: 

  • Step 1 – Prepared Baking Sheet – Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. 
  • Step 2 – Melt Chocolate – Place the green candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted. 
Melted green candy melts in a bowl with a bowl of pretzels and red hearts
  • Step 3 – Dip Pretzel – Dip half of the mini pretzels twists in the melted candy melts. Then place on the baking sheet. 
Dipping the pretzels into the melted green candy melts
  • Step 4 – Top with a Heart Sprinkle – Immediately top each one with a heart sprinkle before the candy melts dries. 
  • Step 5 – Let Harden – Let sit until the candy hardens (1-2 hours). 
Placing dipped pretzels on baking sheet and topping with a red candy heart
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Then the pretzels are ready to serve and enjoy! 
Grinch Pretzels in a jar

How to Store:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.  This is the perfect dessert to make in advance.

Grinch Pretzels stacked

Recipe Tips:

  • Melting Chocolate – Ensure that the chocolate or candy melts are completely melted before dipping the pretzels.  I melted mine in the microwave and it was quick and easy. But you can also use a double boiler to melt them as well. Make sure to not overheat chocolate.
  • Top with Heart Sprinkle – After dipping the pretzel in the melted chocolate, immediately add the red sprinkle to the pretzel.
  • Line the Baking Sheet – For easy cleanup, line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
Grinch Pretzels

Variations:

  • Chocolate Variation – Feel free to use different chocolate to melted. You can use almond bark or white chocolate and dye it green. You can also melt another color and drizzle on top of the pretzels.
  • Pretzel Rods – Instead of mini pretzels, use pretzel rods and dip into the melted chocolate.
  • Red Candy – If you are unable to get red heart sprinkles, you can use red M&M’s. Any other types of red sprinkles will also work.
Bowl of Grinch Pretzels

Can you Freeze Grinch Pretzels?

Yes, you can freeze these Grinch Pretzels. Place in a freezer container or ziplock freezer bag.

This would be a great option if you want to prepare ahead of time.

Bowl of Grinch Pretzels

Why we Love this Grinch Pretzel Recipe:

  • Simple Ingredients – This recipe only requires 3 ingredients, which make for the perfect dessert to make for the holidays.
  • Easy to Make – This recipe is so easy to make. Get the kids involved and they will have fun dipping the pretzels in the chocolate.
  • Holiday Themed Party – If you are hosting a Christmas party, make these chocolate covered pretzel. They are usually the first to go and the sweet and salty combination is everyone’s favorite.

Print Recipe for Grinch Pretzels:

Grinch Pretzels

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Let Sit until Candy hardens 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 15
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 166

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Mini Pretzel Twists
  • 12 ounces Green Candy Melts
  • 50 Red Heart Sprinkles
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Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Place the green candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted.
  • Dip half of the mini pretzels twists in the melted candy melts and then place on the baking sheet.
  • Immediately top each one with a heart sprinkle before the candy melts dries.
  • Let sit until the candy hardens (1-2 hours).
  • Then the pretzels are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 166kcal, Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 3g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g, Sodium 385mg, Potassium 67mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 1mg

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