Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths

The holidays just wouldn’t be complete without a gloriously indulgent chocolate treat. This Christmas, deck your halls and delight your guests with the ultimate tasty decoration – chocolate pretzel wreaths. Swirling with rich, melty wafer chocolate (chocolate disks) and studded with mini pretzel ‘ornaments’, these edible wreaths are as beautiful as they are delicious. The salty-sweet contrast make them positively irresistible. Hung on walls or displayed on sideboards, these little wreaths spread serious seasonal cheer. Just a single nibble floods your palate with chocolatey, buttery bliss and fills your home with scents of vanilla and festive spices. So gather round the treats this Christmas and sink your teeth into chocolate pretzel perfection. One taste and your inner elf will surely do a happy dance!

What is a wafer chocolate?

A wafer chocolate is a very thin, flat, crispy chocolate that melts easily. It is made by pouring melted chocolate onto a flat surface and allowing it to harden into a thin, delicate sheet. The chocolate spreads out evenly into the shape of whatever surface it was poured onto, creating a wafer-thin layer.

Wafer chocolates have a light, crunchy texture when you bite into them, almost like a chocolate chip cookie. However, they melt much faster in your mouth or fingers than regular chocolate bars. Their thin shape makes them perfect for folding into shapes, decorating cakes or desserts, or eating out of hand for a sweet, chocolatey crunch. Next time you come across wafer chocolates in the candy aisle especially at Hobby Lobby, give them a try for a delicate chocolate experience or simply purchase them from the link here.

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Do chocolate covered pretzels ned to be refrigerated?

No, they are best stored at a room temperature. If you’d like to speed up the process of hardening the melted chocolate, you may place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes. They should not be in the fridge for too long to avoid condensation and loose the crunch. They will stay fresh and crunchy for about two weeks, but I don’t think they will last that long :). However, keep in mind that the chocolate will melt if it’s too hot. It’s chocolate after all so the cool and dry place or room temperature is best.

How should chocolate covered pretzel be stored?

I store my chocolate pretzel wreaths in treat bags ready to be delivered as edible gifts. However, you can also store them in ziplocks, and in an airtight container. But remember to store them in the room temperature.

Can we use regular chocolate chips instead of the chocolate wafers?

Short answer is yes, you can! Thank you for knowledge from the pro-pastry chef from thekitchn.com for this confirmation! Although the chips don’t contain enough cocoa butter to temper and the melted chocolate will harden with streaks but it’s totally fine to use for easy recipe such chocolate covered pretzels! And I I may give another tip from me is to add about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil for each cup of the wafers or the chocolate chips and melt it in the microwave or double boiling it. It will help the chocolate to help the chocolate coating has some shine and helps your chocolate pretzel wreaths set faster.

chocolate pretzel wreaths

Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths

Mary Thatcher
The holidays just wouldn't be complete without a gloriously indulgent chocolate treat. This Christmas, deck your halls and delight your guests with the ultimate tasty decoration – chocolate pretzel wreaths. Swirling with rich, melty wafer chocolate (chocolate disks) and studded with mini pretzel 'ornaments', these edible wreaths are as beautiful as they are delicious.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
assemble time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet or card board or your counter top with parchment paper.
  • Melting Chocolate Wafers
    Add chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl. (1 color per bowl). Using the microwave heat the chocolate in 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between until chocolate melted. Please, note that the chocolate wafers will not melt unless you start stirring.
  • Dipping pretzel in melted chocolate
    Dip pretzel into the chocolate, coating only the bottom half of the pretzel. Lay the pretzel on the parchment paper.
  • assemble chocolate pretzel wreaths
    Repeat the same step for the second layer. Don't worry if the wreaths don't have a perfect circle shape. The chocolate will glue the pretzels together while the sprinkle will make them beautiful.
  • chocolate pretzel wreaths
    While the chocolate is still warm add sprinkles or candy toppings to your wreath. At this time, you can totally be creative. You may add mini M&M to make them look like berries on the wreaths. A star shaped marshmallow to keep it simple or make licorice bow to decorate.
  • Place the baking sheet in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes or leave them out on the counter to set. Store in treat bags, ziplocks, or airtight containers up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!
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