Chocolate covered pretzels are an epitome of the universal appeal of contrast in taste and texture. They offer an amazing combination of sweet, smooth, crunchy, and salty – all under the same umbrella. Making chocolate covered pretzels is fairly easy. All you need to do is dip each pretzel in chocolate, shake off the excess, sprinkle it with toppings, and let it set. The best chocolate for dipping pretzels is a tempered couverture, but during warm weather or if you expect them to face unstable conditions, you can also consider using candy melts or compound chocolate instead of pure couverture.
Chocolate pretzels make great budget gifts as party favours because they are inexpensive and easy to make, have a long shelf life, and can be customised with an infinite array of toppings and decorations. A bag of personalised chocolate covered pretzels can be a beautiful gift for guests on occasions such as birthdays, corporate celebrations, bridal showers, and weddings.
Chocolate pretzels vary in their caloric value based on the size of the pretzel and the amount and type of chocolate used for coating. One serving of approximately 8 medium chocolate covered pretzels weights about 28 grams and has 130 to 190 calories. If you’re making them at home, you can deduce the exact number of calories from the nutritional labels on the specific pretzels and chocolate that you use. Chocolate covered pretzels have a long shelf life, with the limiting factor being the shelf life of the pretzel itself. Partially covered pretzels should stay fresh for several weeks and fully covered ones should last even longer. You can increase longevity and keep them fresh by storing them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. To keep the chocolate covered pretzels from melting and getting soggy, always put them in the refrigerator during warm weather.