assorted gourmet pretzels

Pretzel Recipes for Holiday Parties

assorted pretzels

The Holidays are Here Again

It's that time of year once again, and Christmas will be here in nothing flat. Kids especially love to eat delicious dessert food during this season, so here are some ideas for a festive treat (or two!) you can make over the Christmas holiday. For people who love pretzels, these sweet and salty snacks are the perfect combination! If you've been invited to a Christmas or holiday party, try one of these delicious pretzel recipes for a sweet treat everyone will love. This post will cover this topic and more, so keep reading! 

Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels / "Hugs" Recipe

Ok, practically everyone loves chocolate-covered pretzels, but this pretzel recipe is not only delightful, but it's an easy recipe for any holiday and perfect for neighbor gifts, too! It involves Hershey's "Hugs", regular-shaped or square-shaped pretzels and M&Ms. It takes just minutes for this sweet Christmas holiday party treat! First, turn your oven on to 200° degrees to preheat. Then, get a parchment-lined baking sheet and lay down a single layer of pretzels.

Now take a Hershey's Hug and place it in the center of each pretzel. Pop the cookie sheet in the oven for 4-6 minutes until you have shiny, slightly shiny, soft melted chocolate (but not liquid). Then (not liquid though). Then place an M&M in the center of each one, pressing down to spread the chocolate out. Put the tray in the freezer for 5-7 minutes or the refrigerator for 10-12 minutes until set, then store chocolate-covered pretzels in an airtight container. 

Holiday Pretzel Rods

This chocolate-covered pretzels recipe is the perfect Christmas holiday treat for your friends and the kids who come to visit. For this recipe you’re going to need: 

  • 1 cup regular milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 24 pretzel rods
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes
  • holiday sprinkles
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil 


Get a large bowl for each kind of chocolate chip and put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes at a time, stirring in between until melted. Add 1 tbsp. oil to each bowl, stirring until creamy and smooth. Put crushed candy canes and holiday sprinkles into shallow bowls. Dip some in the white chocolate, and dip some in the dark chocolate, until they're about ¾ dipped. Then while still wet, decorate by rolling them in the sprinkles and then the crushed candy canes. Try nuts and sprinkles too, if you like, as another great added flavor! When you have finished with all your dipped pretzels, lay each one on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and put it in the refrigerator to set. In 15 minutes, you have delicious, chocolate-dipped pretzels to eat for the Christmas holiday! Store any remaining pretzels in an airtight container.

Holiday Pretzel Turtles 

We have one more recipe to give you for three great Christmas dessert food ideas. This is another easy one to make, you need just 3 ingredients for Rolos, pretzels, and pecan halves. Just like the other recipes, you're going to want to take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350° degrees, and put regular pretzels in a single layer in the baking pan. Unwrap each Rolo and put one in the center of each pretzel. Then bake in the oven for 3-5 minutes, and while still soft, put a pecan half in the center of each one. Let cool completely, then enjoy! 

Pretzel Gift Ideas

trio of gourmet licorice tubes

The Lunch Special 

Here at, we have over 50 flavors and some terrific gift ideas for pretzel lovers. With so many varieties to choose from, create a custom gift set with 3, 6, or 9 flavors. Or choose from some of our best-selling combinations, like our Lunch Special Gift Box. It has our Loaded Nacho flavored pretzels, our Football Pizza pretzels, and our Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup flavored pretzels all in one! Subscribe to our newsletter and get this tongue-assaulting bunch of tantalizing tastes for just $35.10 - a half-pound tube of each flavor!

The Sweet Tooth Collection

Or, if you or your pretzel-loving friend prefers sweet flavors, try our Sweet Tooth Collection Gift Box, with Salted Honey Butter flavor, Sea Salt Caramel flavor, and Buttered Cinnamon Sugar flavor, this trio of sweetness is sure to satisfy any pretzel lover's craving. Same price, the same deal you just can't beat! 

The 21 and Over Collection

For the friends or relatives of yours who love the more "adult" flavors, try our 21 and over gift set. Contains Beer Cheese flavored pretzels, Lager flavor offers sweet and salty pretzels, and Irish Stout flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee - great with a glass of Guinness!  

The Cheese Trio Collection

Of course we had to put this popular gift set in because everyone loves cheese, and this trio will really appeal to any cheese lover, with Beer Cheese flavor, Smoked Gouda flavor and Chipotle Cheddar flavor - how can you beat ½ pound each of these? 

The Worldwide Collection

This collection will appeal to the more sophisticated, international tastes with our Mediterranean Style pretzels from the taste of Italy and Greece, to the sweet and sour, Sichuan pepper heat of the Kung Pao flavor, to the red chili pepper flavor in our Piri Piri pretzels inspired by the Portuguese. A mouthful of international delight! 

These are only a few of the perfect gift sets you can choose for even the hardest people on your Christmas list. For all the best holiday gift ideas this year, come see our distinctly extraordinary selections right here on this website -, where pretzel lovers unite! 

You May Also Like

Cheese and Pretzel Pairings (Part One)
When it comes to pretzel pairings, there are few that offer such an awesome balance of salty, savory, and creamy as a cheese and pretzel combo. In this article, we will go over a few delightful cheeses you can couple...
Unique Pretzels WorldWide (Part Three)
Around the world, plenty of people and cultures love pretzels just as much as we do and seeing expressions on our favorite treat is an amazing and delicious insight onto other cultures. In this article, we will cover more unique...
The Batches: Pretzel Dips Ultimate Sampler Pack (Part Two)
Previously, we began discussing the introduction of our dips coupled with our artisanal pretzels. In this second part, we will continue discussing the flavors and dips included within our Ultimate Dip Sampler Pack! Sea Salt Caramel- classic, iconic, and every...