I saw pumpkin spice chocolate covered pretzels while shopping the other weekend and was inspired to make my own. I didn’t want them to be too orange because it didn’t seem as appealing to eat, so I made mine a very light orange, which barely shows in the photos.
In person though, the white chocolate coating is quite pretty, almost like a very light creamsicle color.
These were really good and not as messy to eat because they are only dipped halfway. I love the contrast of the salty pretzels with the sweet white chocolate and the pumpkin spice gives these a great Fall flavor.
These are great to give as gifts too. We had a big bag of pretzels so we made some extras to give to friends.
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Covered Pretzels
1 cup small pretzels
1 1/2 cups white chocolate, chopped
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Red and yellow food coloring
1. Melt chocolate in glass bowl in microwave for about 40 seconds and then stir with a spoon. If chocolate is not completely melted and smooth place back in microwave for another 20 seconds. Take out and mix. Repeat if still not smooth. You can also melt chocolate in double boiler on stove.
2. Once chocolate is completely melted and smooth stir in pumpkin pie spice. Add in a few drops of red and yellow food coloring to make orange to the shade you desire.
3. Spread parchment paper on a baking sheet. Take pretzel and dip halfway into the melted chocolate. Wave the pretzel lightly back and forth so that the excess chocolate comes off. Gently lay on parchment paper. Repeat with remaining pretzels. Place baking sheet for a few hours in freezer to firm up the chocolate.