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The Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Covered Snowman Pretzels

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I loved creating a chocolate covered pretzel snowman! First of all, I love chocolate covered pretzels, period. Especially good are ones made with Ghirardelli Baking chocolate. (I like to get mine at Sam’s Club, where it’s a lot less expensive than anywhere else.) I hope these ideas inspire you today!

You can watch how I made these pretzels here.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Snowman, Before

ingredients for chocolate covered snowman pretzels

I’m so glad to join 16 other blogging friends for a Blog Hop today! At the end of this post you will find more holiday inspiration. If you are visiting from At Home with Jenna, then Welcome! (and welcome to everyone else, too!) I’m so glad you stopped by.

creative craft blog hop graphic

Lest you think that I am sharing a recipe instead of a craft— oh no! I have been crafty with my food, you see! I am crafty with almost anything I do, and food is no exception : ). You know what I mean, right? I hope you will agree.

I really wanted my chocolate covered pretzel snow people to have 3 circles, not just two. So I hunted until I found small circles for their heads in a Chex Mix bag! I suppose you could also use a round cereal piece (fruit loops or cheerios?) for a quick substitute.

pretzels arranged like snowmen

First, I dipped the round pretzels into melted white chocolate. I set them on a wire rack with wax paper (saved cereal bags) underneath. Then I sprinkled white coarse sugar on before the chocolate dried, so the sugar would stick. The wax paper is for catching the sugar so I can reuse it again.

white chocolate covered round pretzels

Next, I lined up 3 unmelted melting wafers.

several columns of white chocolate melting wafers

Then I squeezed melted chocolate through a ziplock bag with a hole cut in the end, onto the wafers to connect them.

white chocolate melting wafers, 3 in a row

Before it dried, I quickly attached the 3 pretzels prepared previously, and filled in the middles with more melted white chocolate.

building pretzel snowmen

Here is what your finished chocolate covered pretzel snowman will look like on the back:

back of snowman pretzel

Now you could stop right here for a very simple snowman.

plain white snowman pretzel

But if you want to (and I did), before the chocolate in the middle hardens, add some tiny candy covered chocolate chips for the face and buttons.

chocolate covered snowman pretzel

Snowman Accessories

Now this is where you can really take your chocolate covered pretzel snow people to the next level…. make some chocolate top hats! Squeeze melted chocolate through the ziplock bag onto a silicone mat in the shape of hats. You can use a toothpick to quickly smooth out the chocolate.

chocolate top hats

Before the hats harden, put shaped candy sprinkles on them to jazz them up a bit.

chocolate top hats

Make some chocolate scarves, too!

dark chocolate scarves

Make some white chocolate scarves for variety! And instead of just top hats, make other hat styles, too.

white chocolate scarves and hats

Now comes the BEST PART. Add another melting wafer and half a pretzel to support the hat above your snowman/ snowwoman’s head. Then have fun deciding which hat and scarf your chocolate covered snowman pretzel should wear! Keep changing the hats and scarves like I did, and it sort of feels like you are playing with paper dolls : ).

Oh. And one more great tip! Use emoji faces! They are the perfect size, and give such amazing personality to your snowmen!

This video above shows how I added the hat.

How to Make Snowman Chocolate Covered Prezels Step by Step

Ghirardelli chocolate melting wafers makes these pretzels taste amazing! I found small circle pretzels for the heads in…. Chex Mix!

  1. Melt chocolate, put in a ziploc bag, cut off corner of bag, and pipe chocolate hats.
  2. Add shaped sprinkles before the chocolate dries and hardens.
  3. Pipe some chocolate scarves, too!
  4. Make white chocolate accessories, too!
  5. Dip pretzels in white chocolate, then sprinkle sugar sprinkles before the chocolate dries. Then let them dry.
  6. Lay out 3 chocolate wafers.
  7. Pipe more chocolate onto them and connect them.
  8. Lay sugar coated pretzels on top immediately.
  9. To support the hat, I added a 4th wafer, part of a pretzel, and more wet chocolate. Then I attached the hat. The hat will stick firmly with this method. (If you want to switch out hats don’t add more chocolate.)
  10. Make a plain snowman if you wish.
  11. Use emoji faces from the baking section for a lot of fun!
  12. Mix up the accessories, or make them matching. There are so many options!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Snowman, AFTER!

chocolate covered snowman with dark cholate scarf and hat
white chocolate covered snowman pretzel
chocolate covered snowmen with emoji faces

This would be such a fun family activity when it’s snowing outside, or if you’re stuck at home due to, ahem, lockdowns or something…. And what a fun gift to give to others, too!

Below is a slideshow of a variety of different snowmen. (I told you I had fun changing their hats and scarves!) Which one is your favorite?

  • lady chocolate covered snowman pretzel
  • white chocolate covered snowman
  • pretzels in the shape of a snowman
  • white chocolate covered snowman pretzel
  • emoji face of snowman chocolate covered pretzel
  • snowman pretzel with scarf
  • cute snowman pretzel covered in chocolate with hat and scarf
  • snowman pretzel covered in white chocolate
  • emoji face of chocolate covered snowman pretzel
  • hat and scarf with snowflakes on chocolate covered snowman pretzel
  • 4 white chocolate covered snowmen with scarves and hats and faces
  • four pretzel snow people with chocolate scarves and hats

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  1. Liberty, I love chocolate pretzels, too. I have a habit of dipping mini pretzels into a jar of Nutella at night to cope with lockdown fatigue lol! Your snowman pretzels are adorable! My daughter would go crazy for these. I love the hats and scarves. I bet they taste delicious, too! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial. Pinned 🙂

  2. These are cute as can be! I bed they taste delicious, too! That was incredibly creative to find the smaller pretzels for their heads in the Chex Mix! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Liberty, these are so cute, and a salty-sweet taste in every bite. Thanks for the tutorial, and where to find the smaller pretzel for the head 😉 I wish there was a Sams Club around here. Would love to get the Ghirardelli chips at a better price.

  4. Liberty my son was so excited to see your post! White chocolate covered pretzels are his favorite. I will have to try these this year, but I’m not sure mine will be as photo worthy as yours. Thanks so much for joining the hop and happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Really cute and clever Liberty! They would look especially nice, featured in the middle of a cookie platter. Or place on the top of a cookie tin as a holiday gift.

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