Apple Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Learn how to make your own apple chocolate-covered pretzels that look just like small apples & pencils! They’re the perfect treat for back-to-school parties, and they make a great gift for teachers, too!

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Here at Happiness is Homemade, we always look forward to going back to school! The kids may grumble a bit about it at first, but soon enough, they’re back to having fun with their friends and classmates, and we are back to our usual routine. Plus, we always have a blast coming up with easy, back-to-school treats, designing fun back-to-school games, and goal planning for the next school year with our boys.

These delicious chocolate-covered pretzels are perfect to make for lunch boxes, back-to-school parties, and as an end-of-the-school-year gift for your favorite teachers! With their light, crunchy texture and sweet chocolatey coating, they are such a great kids’ snack idea. Even young children would enjoy making these tasty treats since they require no baking at all. That’s a win for me!

Any way you slice it, you’re going to LOVE making these adorable apple and pencil-shaped party snacks!


Supplies Needed for Chocolate-Coated Pretzel Recipe:

NOTE: If you don’t have a piping bag available, you can cut the end off of a small plastic bag instead.

pile of apple chocolate covered pretzels

How to Make Apple Chocolate-Coated Pretzels:

These back to school snacks are sure to be a total hit with friends, family, classmates and more!

Making the Apple Pretzels –

green candy melts in bowl with pretzels nearby

First, in a small microwave-safe bowl, melt green wafers for 1 minute at 50% power. If more melting is needed, continue to heat in 30-second intervals at 50% power while stirring in between (it may take 3-4 times to reach the proper consistency for dipping).

green melted chocolate piped into the shape of leaves on wax paper with supplies

Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag or small plastic bag, and cut off the tip of the bag.  Place the printable leaf pattern onto a flat surface and top with a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper. Trace the tiny leaf pattern using the green melted chocolate, then place these into the freezer to set the chocolate.

red chocolate wafers in bowl and pretzels

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, repeat the directions in the first step of this recipe with the red candy melts.

pretzel in bowl of melted red chocolate

Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, dip the jumbo pretzels into the red chocolate. Make sure to coat the pretzel completely.

dipping pretzel into red melted chocolate

Set the dipped pretzels aside onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.

pretzels dipped to resemble apples

Break the pretzel sticks in half, and place one half at the top of each red jumbo pretzel.  Place the green apple leaves on the front of the red pretzel near the top. This will make the red pretzel look like a delicious red apple! Set these aside to harden completely.

Making the Pencil Pretzels –

bowl of yellow candy chocolate melts

In a medium microwave safe bowl, or a tall dipping box, melt the yellow chocolate wafers following the same directions in the first step of making the apple pretzels.

dipping pretzel into bowl of chocolate

Dip the pretzel rods into the yellow chocolate, coating most of the rod. 

long straight pretzels dipped into yellow chocolate

Allow the chocolate to harden on the pretzel and then dip into the chocolate again with the opposite side so that the whole rod is completely coated in yellow chocolate. Set aside and allow the chocolate to harden.

pink chocolate candy melts in bowl with supplies

In a small bowl, melt the pink melting wafers just as you did in the first step of this recipe.

dipping yellow pencil snack end into pink melted chocolate

Once melted, dip just the tip of the pretzel rod into the pink melting wafers.

paint brushes and chocolate next to chocolate covered pretzel pencils

Now your pencil has an eraser! Set these aside to harden.

DIY chocolate covered pretzel pencil being assembled

Spray the shimmer spray on a small piece of parchment paper. Just under the pink chocolate, use a food safe paint brush to paint a ½ inch strip of silver shimmer onto the pretzel rod.

easy no bake dessert, chocolate covered pretzel pencils

Melt a small amount of light brown chocolate, following the previous melting directions, and add it into a piping bag.  Cut off the tip of the piping bag and write a number ‘2’ under the silver strip on the pretzel rod.

the best teacher gift, chocolate covered pretzels

Once the chocolate has hardened completely, you will have a neat pretzel rod pencil to go with your cool pretzel apple.

easy gifts for teacher, chocolate dipped pretzels

Package a few of each to give to teachers or classmates to celebrate the new school year!

apple shaped foods made from melted chocolate and pretzels

They also make a fun, on-the-go snack item for kids lunches or afterschool! No bake, and such little mess to clean. They’re totally easy treats to make that you’ll likely find yourself turning to them again, and again.


Frequently Asked Questions

pretzels dipped in chocolate to look like pencils in tin can

Can I Use A Different Type of Chocolate For This Recipe?

Yes, you can use white chocolate chips or vanilla almond bark, but you will have to add your preferred food coloring to get the right colors needed for this recipe.

pretzel propped up against apple

How Can I Store Chocolate Covered Pretzels?

These pretzels can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks!

pencils and apples made from easy chocolate covered pretzel recipe

What is the Best Method For Dipping These Pretzels?

You could use two forks, tongs, or chocolate dipping tools that are designed to work with melting chocolate.


Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe Card

plate of delicious apple pretzels

Apple Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Learn how to make your own apple chocolate-covered pretzels that look just like small apples & pencils! They’re the perfect treat for back-to-school parties, and they make a great gift for teachers, too!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 20 Pretzels

Instructions:

MAKING THE APPLE PRETZELS –

  • First, in a small microwave safe bowl, melt green wafers for 1 minute at 50% power. If more melting is needed, continue to heat in 30 second intervals at 50% power while stirring in between (it may take 3-4 times to reach the proper consistency for dipping).
    Green Melting Wafers
  • Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag or small plastic bag, and cut off the tip of the bag.  Place the printable leaf pattern onto a flat surface and top with a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper. Trace the tiny leaf pattern using the green melted chocolate, then place these into the freezer to set the chocolate.
  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, follow the directions in the first step of this recipe with the red candy melts.
    Red Melting Wafers
  • Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, dip the jumbo pretzels into the red chocolate. Make sure to coat the pretzel completely.
    Jumbo Pretzels
  • Set the dipped pretzels aside onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Break the pretzel sticks in half, and place one half at the top of each red jumbo pretzel.  Place the green apple leaves on the front of the red pretzel near the top. This will make the red pretzel look like a delicious red apple! Set these aside to harden completely.
    Pretzel Sticks

MAKING THE PENCIL PRETZELS –

  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, or a tall dipping box, melt the yellow chocolate wafers following the same directions in the first step of making the apple pretzels.
    Yellow Melting Wafers
  • Dip the pretzel rods into the yellow chocolate, coating most of the rod. 
    Pretzel Rods
  • Allow the chocolate to harden on the pretzel and then dip into the chocolate again with the opposite side so that the whole rod is completely coated in yellow chocolate. Set aside and allow the chocolate to harden.
  • In a small bowl, melt the pink melting wafers just as you did in the first step of this recipe.
    Pink Melting Wafers
  • Once melted, dip just the tip of the pretzel rod into the pink melting wafers.
  • Now your pencil has an eraser! Set these aside to harden.
  • Spray the shimmer spray on a small piece of parchment paper. Just under the pink chocolate, use a food safe paint brush to paint a ½ inch strip of silver shimmer onto the pretzel rod.
    Silver Edible Shimmer Cake Decorating Spray
  • Melt a small amount of light brown chocolate, following the previous melting directions, and add it into a piping bag.  Cut off the tip of the piping bag and write a number ‘2’ under the silver strip on the pretzel rod.
    Light Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • Once the chocolate has hardened completely, you will have a neat pretzel rod pencil to go with your cool pretzel apple.
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Kids and adults alike will love the salty and sweet flavors of these tasty classroom treats. If you’re looking for even more back to school treats, check out our Back-to-School Rice Krispie Treats recipe for even more delicious fun!

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