White Chocolate and Peppermint Pretzel Crisps

December 18, 2011


I saw some of these at Whole Foods and decided to make my own at home. Call me Scrooge, but I’m not big on shelling out for easy-to-make snacks like this. I’d rather whip them up in my kitchen.


Plus, this is the perfect treat to make for friends and coworkers this holiday season. In fact, I’m planning to take a bunch of these to my office mates later this week.


Ingredients: (makes about 2 dozen)

2 baking bars of Ghirardelli white chocolate (I find that these melt better than the chips)

1 bag of salted pretzel crisps

1 cup soft peppermint candies

Directions: First, rough chop the peppermint candies. Then, pour them into a food processor and pulse until they are pulverized into tiny bits. Set aside.

Next, over very low heat, gently melt the white chocolate. Then, drop the pretzels in one at a time and coat evenly with chocolate. Transfer to a baking rack. Use a spatula to smooth out any lumps.


Sprinkle the peppermint crumbles over top.


Allow the chocolate to set. Put the whole rack of pretzels in the fridge to chill for about 20 minutes.


Once set, serve on a plate with a bit of extra crushed peppermint for garnish. Nibble by the Christmas tree with a cup of egg nog.


Be sure to share with friends and family. Happy holidays!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren W. December 19, 2011 at 9:49 pm

OMG, I was literally thinking about making a homemade version of these myself. The one’s at the store are way overpriced and don’t have enough peppermint. Can’t wait to try these out!


Tiffany December 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

These were delicious! Thanks for sharing at the office.


Debbie December 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I have to laugh, because we go through those pretzel crisps and those mints at our office like they’re going out of style. This treat is perfect for us!


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods December 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Great! I’m a huge fan of soft peppermints and pretzel crisps. So good, yet even better together.


lisa@smartfoodandfit December 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

very cute, I just did somthing similar with marshamallows on lollipop stick to give away as gifts! I’m having a lululemon giveaway if you are interested! :)


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods December 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

cute idea! count me in!


Aparna E. December 19, 2011 at 9:06 am

OMG. REB and I were just talking over the weekend about how we wanted to make something like this!! I am so making this over Christmas weekend! Perfect snack to munch on while watching chick flicks with my mom and sister :) Thanks for sharing!


Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods December 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

You’re welcome! Enjoy!


Katie@Cozydelicious December 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

These look wonderful! I love chocolate covered pretzels, and the idea of using pretzel crisps is even better! Plus, the peppermint is so festive!


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