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Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels

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Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels have only 3 ingredients and are an easy snack recipe, done in under 20 minutes! You know you need one last minute snack for your gathering tomorrow, right? Dipped pretzels make great gifts for the holidays, too!

Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels - this easy recipe is perfect for parties or homemade gifts for the holidays! The chocolate, almonds, and pretzels are a great flavor combination.

What are you all doing for the holiday? I’m hosting, so right now I’m running around trying to clean, cook, and not go too crazy with the menu.

5 people = 5 side dishes = 5 pies, right?

I always say I don’t care where I spend Thanksgiving (and really, I don’t), but I know Mel is secretly happy we’re staying home. At home he can have football on all day and no one can interfere with his enjoyment of all the games.

I mean, if I’m talking too loud or Jordan’s putting on a dance show…he can just sneak upstairs to the TV. An hour later we’ll be all wondering where he’s gone. I’m just hoping his fantasy team does good. Around here, we root for the fantasy team over any other!

Do you watch football on Thanksgiving? Or, like, at all? Football, for me, is about the food.


If you’re looking for a great party snack, may I suggest dipped pretzels? I dipped these in dark chocolate and coated them with Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds. <–Good choice, if I do say so myself.

Easy Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels Recipe

Not only would these chocolate dipped pretzels be great for a party, but they double as foolproof homemade gifts. They only have 3 ingredients and the take less than 10 minutes of active time. Melt, dip sprinkle, chill. Really, that’s it.

If you don’t like dark chocolate (I used extra dark chocolate chips), you can use semi-sweet, milk, or even white chocolate. And use your favorite Blue Diamond flavor (remember the cinnamon sugar ones?)

If you’re not familiar with dipping truffles and such, be sure to watch my video for tips. But here’s a great tip I learned recently: when you’re melting chocolate, use a Dixie paper bowl. They’re microwave safe and it’s such easy clean up! I learned this quite by accident during our kitchen remodel and I swore I’d never melt chocolate in anything but disposable bowls again.

Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels - this easy recipe is perfect for parties or homemade gifts for the holidays! Only 3 ingredients and they only take minutes to make!

I also love how the chocolate almond dipped pretzels kind of look like bats. You know, for football parties.

KIDDING. I know they don’t use bats in football. They use pucks, right? 😉

Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels
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Servings: 12 Pretzel Rods

Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
These Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels are so easy to make! This recipe has only 3 ingredients and is perfect for snacking, parties, or gifts!


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips — or semi-sweet, milk, or white
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Almonds — chopped
  • About 12 Pretzel Rods


  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Place chopped almonds in a bowl and get out your pretzel rods.
  2. Stir chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe bowl. (I like to use Dixie paper bowls for this because it’s easy clean up.) Heat on high power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Dip each pretzel rod in the chocolate as for as you can in the bowl you’re using. If you want the chocolate to come further up the rod than the bowl allows, use as spoon to paint it up the rod. Tap off the excess chocolate, then place the rod on the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Repeat until chocolate is gone. Chill to set.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. These make great party snacks or homemade gifts!

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 pretzel rod) — Calories: 145, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 98mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 3g

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  1. I’m at work now trying not to freak out because I should be at home making food. But hey, I have 5 pies! So that sounds like a good plan to me.
    Almonds and chocolate is one of my favorite combos, so these are a great addition to the dessert buffet. Happy Thanksgiving, Dorothy!

  2. It must be so much more addictive with chocolate 😀

  3. I like your person to food ratio for Thanksgiving! 🙂 These would make a yummy gift!

  4. Dorothy, I LOVE these!!!! these are the perfect munchies to have around the house during the holidays! and loved your “how to dip” video!!!! 

  5. it’s only the 4 of us this year, but even still, I have not even done the shopping. but these pretzels may need to be added to our list. you can never have too many snack for football watching

  6. What fun! These are so cute and so yummy, I’ll bet. My mom has been crazy, getting ready to host 21 people tomorrow!

  7. Wow, these look great. Just an extra snack to have around while everyone is waiting for the main course (read dessert).

  8. This looks amazing! Love that almond crunch 🙂

  9. You make dipping look so easy. I will definitely use your method. I thought I was the only one that thought one dessert per person was the right amount.  Glad to see I’m not alone:)

  10. These are beautiful, Dorothy. You could totally sell these! Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. I’ve got five pies, but I couldn’t resist making this. They look fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Mmm chocolate covered pretzels, my favourite! And the pictures are so pretty too!

  13. Chocolate covered pretzels are by far my biggest “holiday food” weakness. White chocolate ones especially… that picture of those “oreo pretzels” is killing me. I’m afraid to look at the recipe because I don’t know if I’ll be able to control myself!

  14. As much as I love pie, it is these snacking treats that get me every year! I LOVE the sweet and salty. So so much. This is a fantastic way to use almonds and these would make such fun gifts as well! Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving Day Dorothy!

  15. We always make a bunch of these for the holidays, are number one stand by.

  16. Sweet and salty is the best kind of snack.  These look amazing, I love pretzels with chocolate and nuts so these are perfect.  And football is definitely all about the food, it’s the most important part!  We don’t watch a lot of football here, but when we do the snacks are important!

  17. A yummy finger food-snack-dessert! With all of the time consuming food preparation, it good to have a quick and easy recipe too. These pretzels would make great holiday gifts as well!

  18. This is the kind of stuff you make for others to give as gifts, but you end up eating all by yourself! LOVE. 

  19. Sweet, salty, chocolate, crunchy…GAH! These pretzels seriously have all of my loves in one perfect little bite! Is it wrong that I want to devour these for breakfast? Pinned!

  20. I need to make these for my daughter’s lunches!

  21. Pucks, bahahaha!  This is the kind of game day snack I like!  Salty/sweet combos win every time!

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