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photo of chocolate and caramel dipped gourmet snacks by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
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Chocolate Dipped Pretzels & Candy Apples Recipe

No bake Chocolate Dipped Pretzels & Candy Apples to satsify your sweet and salty craving.
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigeration Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Bites, Desserts
Cuisine: Snacks
Keyword: caramel apples, chocolate, chocolate dipped apples, chocolate pretzel rods, gourmet snacks, pretzels
Servings: 12
Calories: 514kcal


  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Large plate
  • Dowel or popsicle sticks


  • Line a couple of large baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper and set aside.
  • On a large plate: combine one bag of the chocolate chips, the butterscotch chips and the toffee bits. Then, stir together.
  • Slice the apples in 3-4 wide slices across.
  • Insert a small dowel or popsicle stick into each apple slice.
  • Break the pretzel rods in half.
  • Place the caramel and second bag of chocolate chips in their own seperate microwave proof bowls. The caramel will be for the pretzels and the chocolate will be for the apples.
  • Microwave the caramels in 15-30 second increments, stirring between each to make sure they melt evenly and until they are liquid and runny. Check the label to see if you need to add some water to the mixture.

For The Pretzels --

  • Dip each pretzel rod into the caramel, leaving a bit on the end to hold onto.
  • Roll the carmel dipped pretzel rod in the chips and toffee bits to coat.
  • Set aside on the baking sheet and repeat with the other pretzels. Let them set out at room temperature to cool and harden.

For The Apples --

  • Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave togehter in 15-20 second increments, stirring between each, until it’s completely melted.
  • Dip each apple slice in the melted chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon the mixture over the sides of the apples to completely cover them.
  • Lay each slice on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Drizzle caramel over the slices.
  • Sprinkle the slices with any chocolate chip and toffee mixture you have left.
  • Let the apples set out at room temperature to cool and harden. Because this will take longer than the pretzels, speed up the process by placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate and caramel has set.


  • Place the candy apples in separate plastic bags and store in the fridge until you are ready to eat them.
  • The apples will keep for 1-2 days in the fridge.
  • The pretzels will last up to a week.
  • Allow the apples and the pretzels to return to room temperature before eating.


Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg