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Chocolate Covered Cross Pretzels

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I hope you like seeing how I created these Chocolate Covered Cross Pretzels for Easter all from scratch! I enjoy eating Chocolate covered pretzels, but the ones you buy at the store don’t always taste the best. When I make my own using Ghirardelli Melting Wafers, I know these pretzels will always taste amazing!

beautiful edible Easter crosses

Flower Embellishments

I knew that when I constructed the crosses, there would be some joints. So several days ahead of time, I made some flowers and leaves to cover up the joints. If you color chocolate yourself, it can seize up and get too hard. So to save myself some time and trouble, I used Wilton’s colored candy melts for the flowers and leaves.

I melted a few wafers in a glass ramekin, and then scraped it into a small ziplock bag. Then I cut a small corner off of the bag and squeezed out tiny amounts in the shapes of flowers. I piped them onto a silicone baking mat, so after they hardened they came off with no trouble at all– no need to use non-stick spray or anything!

making a purple chocolate flower

For the leaves, I used a piping bag with a leaf tip. My dark green chocolate was too warm, and didn’t look like leaves.

pink and purple chocolate flowers

Then I got the idea to mix some yellow with the dark green, for a lighter green. This produced a very pretty effect, since I used the same piping bag and it still had some dark green in it! It also helped that the chocolate was cooler and just the right consistency.

green chocolate leaves

Construct the Crosses

To make the cross bases, I used 4 inch long pretzel rods.

pretzel rods and Ghirardelli melting wafers

I used a serrated knife to “saw” one inch cross bars on a cutting board. It is okay if the pretzel breaks and is not a straight cut– in fact, an angled cut actually fits better onto the round main base. You will discover what I mean if you try it yourself.

cutting two pretzels

I laid the crosses out on the same silicone mat that I used for making the flowers and leaves.

Pretzel Crosses, Before

cross pretzels before being covered in chocolate

These are pictures with a ruler to show you the measurements of the pretzel pieces.

1 inch pretzel rod pieces
a 4 inch pretzel rod
before and after pictures of Easter chocolate crosses

When I make chocolate covered pretzel rods, I like to put the melting wafers into a tall, narrow coffee mug. I can melt the Ghirardelli wafers right in the mug. Because the mug is tall and narrow and has a handle, I can easily tilt the mug and coat the rods in chocolate. Since I was coating the entire rod this time, I turned the rod upside down into the mug, and lifted it out with small serrated tongs like these. To coat the little cross pieces, I tossed them into the mug and rolled them around with the tongs. Then I used the tongs to lay them back onto the mat.

coating a pretzel rod in a mug with white chocolate

Once the cross pieces are covered, lay them into place. You can see below that the right side is in place, and I still need to coat the left side.

white chocolate cross pretzel being assembled

Here the entire cross is coated in white chocolate. You can see where the joints are, which is exactly why I made the flowers and leaves! As soon as all three cross pieces were coated and in place, I put the prepared flowers and leaves on while the cross was still wet. This helped everything to harden and stay all put together.

white chocolate cross pretzel all assembled

Here are the dark chocolate ones being assembled.

dark chocolate cross pretzel with flowers being assembled

Here is what the back looks like.

back of cross pretzel

Here are my Chocolate Cross Pretzels all decorated with flowers and leaves for Easter!

Pretzel Crosses, AFTER!

chocolate covered cross pretzels with flowers

I placed the flowers directly on the joints to cover them. I think it also ended up strengthening the entire design, too!

beautiful white chocolate covered Easter cross pretzel

I did have some store bought sprinkles and pearls ready that I did not use. If you did not want to make your own flowers, you could certainly use pre-made frosting flowers instead.

dark chocolate covered Easter cross pretzels
gorgeous white chocolate covered cross pretzel with leaves and flowers
homemade chocolate covered pretzel cross with flowers and leaves
dark chocolate covered cross pretzel with pink hyacinths
dark chocolate covered cross pretzel with flowers and leaves

I might as well show you a closeup of my pink hyacinth in its milk glass basket vase… I love beautiful flowers!

beautiful white chocolate covered pretzel crosses embellished with leaves and flowers
pretty Easter chocolate crosses
2 pretzel angels and pretzel crosses

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean! But in making birthday cakes for my kids I’ve learned to let those creations be eaten…. they can’t last forever!

  1. These turned out so great! I can almost taste them. Thanks for the how to and all the pictures. Will have to try these this year.

  2. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Pleas stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  3. You had me at chocolate, Liberty! Your crosses are so lovely and super creative! They would be the perfect grab and go treat for Easter Brunch! Except they might just be too pretty to eat!

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