Chocolate Covered Pretzels that Really Rock! It’s a Recipe the Kids Can Help Make!

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Valentine's Day Pop Rocks Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels around Valentine’s Day are kind of a given at our house. All my boys love to consume them and my middle son, especially, loves to make them. This year, however, we decided against your ordinary, run of the mill chocolate covered pretzels. Instead we decided to make Pop Rocks Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we used red Pop Rocks! Any kid who grew up in the 70’s and beyond is probably familiar with the awesomeness of Pop Rocks. If you’ve never tried Pop Rocks with chocolate, you definitely must! I actually got the inspiration for these pretzels from one of my favorite gourmet chocolate bars.

I love the bit of fruity flavor it added to the pretzels! Even I had fun letting them *POP!* in my mouth before crunching them!

Our middle son is very sensitive to wheat (or gluten, we’re not sure which) so we used Glutino Gluten Free Pretzels for this. You can use whatever kind of pretzels your family loves best.

Making Chocolate Covered Pretzels

These Pop Rocks Chocolate Covered pretzels are the perfect treat for little hands to help make! Just make sure to instruct the kiddos to swirl the pretzel around gently in the bowl of chocolate and gently tap off the excess chocolate back into the bowl.

When you come to the chocolate drizzling part–our favorite part–instruct your kiddo to dip the fork in the chocolate and then drizzle by tapping on the handle of the fork with their pointer finger. Works like a charm and is a lot less messy than when they try to fling the chocolate from the fork (which is what my 4 year old tried to do)!

Kids making chocolate covered pretzels

I highly recommend having a silicone baking mat for cooling your Chocolate Covered pretzels. They come off the mat super easy, and the mat washes up super easily. I rarely use parchment paper anymore now that I have the mats. Less waste.

Okay, one more note before I launch into my Pop Rocks Chocolate Covered Pretzel recipe. I didn’t get a picture of the white chocolate pretzels because they were in the second batch I made, and I’d already taken the pictures before I made the second batch. BUT, if you like white chocolate, the white chocolate Pop Rocks Pretzels are to die for!

Pop Rocks Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels that Really Rock!
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  • bag of pretzels (we used Glutino Gluten Free pretzels)
  • semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • 2 packages red Pop Rocks


  • Get out 2 narrow-bottom, glass bowls to melt your chocolate in. Pour your semisweet (or milk chocolate) chips into one bowl and your white chocolate chips into another bowl.
  • How many chocolate chips you use will depend on how big of a batch of pretzels you want to make. I usually use about 1 cup of each. This fills 2 baking sheets of pretzels.
  • Melt the semisweet in the microwave on high for 30 seconds then stir. Microwave on high for an additional 30 seconds and stir again. If needed, microwave on high for another 15 seconds.
  • Pick up a pretzel by one of it's loops and dip in the chocolate using a swirling motion.
  • When the pretzel is sufficiently covered, gently tap the thumb and finger that are gripping the pretzel on the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate. You don't want to tap the pretzel itself on the bowl for risk of breaking or scraping chocolate off the pretzel.
  • Place the pretzel on a silicone baking mat lined baking sheet.
  • Repeat until you've filled the pan.
  • Once you've filled the pan, melt the white chocolate in the microwave following the same directions listed above for the semisweet chocolate.
  • Dip a fork in the white chocolate and tap on the handle of the fork to drizzle white chocolate over your chocolate covered pretzels. If you have a different preferred method of drizzling the chocolate, feel free to use your own method.
  • Carefully, shake the Pop Rocks out of the package and onto the pretzels. I used one package for two pans of pretzels, but next time I'd definitely use 2 packages. *Important note: do not let the base layer of chocolate dry before you do your drizzle layer. If you let the chocolate dry, your Pop Rocks will not stick to your pretzels.

Valentines Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels


These probably won’t last more than a day. If they don’t, all the better. You’ll want to eat these the same day you make them because any humidity in the air will lessen the awesome popping effect of your Pop Rocks Pretzels.


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