Chocolate Pretzels Recipe

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Shelly Myers Modified: March 22, 2022
Chocolate Pretzels Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Pretzels

A traditionally salty snack gets a sweet makeover with this recipe for chocolate pretzels. They’re dusted with sanding sugar for even more sweetness.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ¼cupunsweetened cocoa powder,dutch process
  • 1tspinstant espresso powder,good quality
  • 3tbspboiling water
  • ½cupunsalted butter
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • ½tspcoarse salt
  • 1large egg
  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1large egg yolk
  • sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. Stir cocoa and espresso powders into the boiling water in a small bowl until dissolved; set aside.

  2. Put butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, then mix on medium speed until creamy.

  3. Mix in vanilla and salt. Reduce speed to medium-low. Mix in the egg, then the cocoa mixture. Gradually add flour, and mix until a smooth dough forms.

  4. Turn out onto a piece of plastic; pat into a square. Wrap the dough, and refrigerate about 30 minutes until cold.

  5. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Roll into balls. Shape balls into 12-inch-long ropes. Twist each rope into a pretzel shape.

  6. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  8. Whisk egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Brush cookies with egg wash, then sprinkle with sanding sugar.

  9. Bake cookies for about 35 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until dry. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 177.58kcal
  • Fat: 8.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.41g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.80g
  • Fiber: 1.23g
  • Sugar: 4.88g
  • Protein: 3.33g
  • Cholesterol: 51.21mg
  • Sodium: 87.11mg
  • Calcium: 12.10mg
  • Potassium: 60.27mg
  • Iron: 1.33mg
  • Vitamin A: 76.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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