Want to make SUPER EASY Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels? Looking for a quick and easy Grinch recipe for movie night, a Christmas party or holiday cookie exchange? Need a fun, make ahead dessert to wow all of your friends and family?!?!
What about a last minute treat that is quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients? This EASY Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe recipe does it all! Best of all you don’t need any special tools or skills!
This last minute Grinch treat idea is so quick and easy to make with just three ingredients! This Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe is a perfect make ahead recipe and can easily be made a little bit before Grinch movie night!
You can also make this in the evening before a Christmas work party, potluck, neighborhood cookie exchange, kids classroom party or holiday get together.
You can also wrap these salty | sweet treats in food grade cello bags and tie with a pretty ribbon to give away as homemade, edible Christmas gifts OR party favors.
This Grinchy Christmas candy recipe uses a few common items from the local grocery store. You can whip them up in just a few minutes. It’s the perfect make ahead treat for any Christmas holiday or Grinch themed event.
Easy Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe
This cute Grinch treat can be made two ways. One of the options doesn’t require an oven at all (we’ll cover that shortly as we go through the step by step tutorial). The Large Candy Heart Sprinkles can be more difficult to find…I had to order them online because I could not find them locally where I live.
Makes: About 40-50 Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Assembly Time: 20 min | Oven Time: 3-5 minutes
This salty and sweet Christmas recipe the perfect last minute dessert for Christmas parties, Christmas movie nights (like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas), cookie exchanges. Busy moms and professionals will love this cute Grinch treat because there is very little prep work and assembly is fun and easy (even the kids can do it).
How to Make Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels Step by Step
Step 1: Preheat Oven to 250 Degrees Place Pretzels on Baking Sheet
Spread out all of your pretzels onto a Non Stick Baking Sheet in a single layer. The amount needed will depend on how large your package of Vibrant Green Candy Melts and Large Candy Heart Sprinkles is. Take a moment to do a count and see how many pretzels based on what you have on hand.
Step 2: Place Candy melts on Top of the Mini Pretzels
Place one Vibrant Green Candy Melt on top of each pretzel. Make it as centered as possible.
Step 3: Place Heart Candy Sprinkle on Top & Put in the Oven
Place one Large Candy Heart Sprinkle on top of each pretzel. Make it as centered as possible. Place in the oven at 250 degrees for 3-5 minutes. The candy melts melt quickly, so watch them the entire time!
You want the candy melts slightly melted but not completely melted. The candy melt should stick to the pretzel and the heart should stick to the candy melt… but you don’t want to completely melt the candy piece.
Transfer to a Cooling Rack when they come out of the oven so the heat is off of them completely and the melting process stops. Allow the chocolate to set before mixing with popcorn, chex mix or puppy chow.
If you are worried about potentially overheating and totally melting the candy melts, there is a work around. Simply melt a handful of candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted. Use this melted candy as “glue” to attach a candy melt and the heart to the mini pretzel.
This work around skips the oven entirely for a no bake, quick Christmas treat!
To turn these into edible Christmas gifts grab some food grade cello bags and place the Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels inside. Close the bag with a twist tie and add some festive Christmas ribbon to the twist tie. Cut way excess cello and finish with our FREE Printable Holiday Food Gift Tags.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make super easy and super cute Grinch Chocolate Covered Pretzels! You can easily double or triple this recipe for larger crowds, bake sales, potlucks and cookie exchanges. If you love all things GRINCHY check out our DIY Grinch Christmas Ornaments + FREE GRINCH FACE SVG before you leave today!
If you love Christmas food crafting check out some of our other EASY Christmas recipes that you can make at home! We love sharing holiday treats and tasty drinks with you!