Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

A Sweet Holiday Treat!

By Sarah Boucher, Macaroni Kid Publisher Grand Haven, Spring Lake, & Muskegon, MI December 10, 2019

Although baking and decorating holiday cookies is a much loved tradition for my family, sometimes we like to change it up a bit and make other kids of sweet treats.  These chocolate caramel pretzel bites are so easy to make, and they will likely become a favorite treat for your family!


  • Mini pretzel twists
  • Caramel baking bits
  • Melting chocolate
  • Coconut oil (optional)
  • Sprinkles 


  1. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat
  2. Arrange the mini pretzel twists in a single layer on the silicone mat on the tray
  3. Place one caramel baking bit in each of the sections of the pretzel twist (you'll use 3 baking bits per pretzel)
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 5 minutes **be sure to keep an eye on your treats as they should be removed from the oven as soon as the caramel is melted**
  5. While the pretzels are in the oven, melt the chocolate 
  6. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the melted chocolate and stir until well combined (optional - the coconut oil makes the chocolate look shiny when it hardens)
  7. Remove the pretzels from the oven and drizzle the melted chocolate over them with a spoon 
  8. Decorate with sprinkles
  9. Let the pretzels cool completely before stacking or storing


  • Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate are all delicious options!
  • If you'd like more festive looking treats, you can use both white and milk chocolate, or you can get colored melting chocolate.
  • If you want to dye your white chocolate, use a powdered food coloring.  Liquid food coloring can cause the chocolate to seize.  
  • Square caramel candies can be substituted for the baking bits.  Candies must be unwrapped, cut in half, and placed in the middle of the pretzel twist.  I prefer the baking bits as it's a lot less work than unwrapping and cutting candy!

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