White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels

The Story:
            It has been a very busy month with school and baking.  I have so many new recipes and photos to share! 
            A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my finance class just dying to have some of the cinnamon pretzels I had at Leigh Anne’s (Your Homebased Mom) house over Christmas.  I was sitting in her kitchen surrounded by cookies of all shapes and sizes, fudge, caramels, cupcakes and muffins.  But these little pretzels had me under their spell. 
            They are so easy and quick to make, and you can dye the white chocolate any color you want to fit a holiday or theme.  
Ingredients:
1 bag of pretzels (16-18 oz) I used the thatch ones because they would catch more chocolate
2/3 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:
1.     Whisk together oil, sugar, and cinnamon.
2.    Pour pretzels into a microwave safe bowl and pour oil mixture in.  Stir until coated.
3.    Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir.  Microwave 45 seconds more.
4.    Spread pretzels evenly onto two cookie sheets covered in parchment paper.
5.    While still warm, sprinkle cinnamon sugar generously.
6.   Melt white chocolate (on low heat, be careful not to burn) and drizzle over cooled pretzels.
7.    Store in an airtight container.

59 thoughts on “White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels

  1. 1
    Leigh Anne @Yourhomebasedmom says:

    OK – you've got my mouth water for some of these sweet little things!!

  2. 2
    ~Judy~ says:

    Mine too!

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    I found your site through Pinterest and can't wait to make these. For the "cinnamon sugar", do you buy it or make it yourself? If you make it yourself, is there a ratio your recommend?

    • 3.1
      Joanna says:

      The ‘rule’ for the cinnamon-sugar ratio is 8:1. So to make the 1/2 cup of cinnamon-sugar that this recipe calls for, you’d use 1/2 cup of sugar to 1 tablespoon of cinnamon :)

  4. 4
    Lizzy Mae says:

    I make the cinnamon sugar myself. As for the ratio, I just mix it until the color is right. Use more sugar than cinnamon, and then just taste it or go by color. Good luck! These things are addictive!

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the recipe! I can't wait to try. What type of oil did you use?

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    When you say "oil" what kind? Vegetable I'm assuming.

  7. 7
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Yes, I use vegetable oil

  8. 8
    Barbara says:

    would melted butter/margarine work?

  9. 9
    Shirley says:

    Wonderful. Going to make these for my kids teachers. They are so good you can't stop eating them.

  10. 10
    Krista says:

    I used melted butter and it turned out great!

  11. 11
    Kandace says:

    Making these tonight!

  12. 12

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  13. 13
    Debbie says:

    I made these today and all the white chocolate fell off after it cooled. Any idea what I did wrong? They’re still delicious and we’re all enjoying them, even without the white chocolate. :-)

    • 13.1

      Ah, yes I know the issue. There are 2 issues, the cinnamon sugar layer makes it more difficult for the chocolate to stick. BUT what I figured out last time, is you need to use a fork or a spoon to drizzle the chocolate. Fast strokes back and forth (It can be a little messy). If you using a piping bag with a small top, it will go on too thick and break off easily. I hope that helps!

  14. 14
    Haley says:

    Just made these so delicious and so easy!!

  15. 15
    Kristen says:

    My husband is deployed and I made these for one of his care packages. He got it yesterday and apparently the office won’t let him eat any because they’re hoarding it for themselves. Great recipe! I couldn’t figure out the drizzling of white chocolate so they were pretty much just tossed in it. Still phenomenal. I almost wanted to keep the batch for myself. :-)

  16. 16
    Chelsea says:

    Is there something I can use in replace of the oil? Since I prefer to use other things in replace of oil to cut fat. Do you suppose water might work?

  17. 17
    Danielle says:

    Made these pretzels tonight and they were DIVINE!! I had no problems with the white chocolate sticking. I used vegetable shortening mixed with the chocolate chips. This helps them melt easier and make it smooth & easy to drizzle!

  18. 18
    Brenda says:

    I made these for halloween party and drizzled with white and orange chocolate. I also used olive oil instead of veg oil. They turned out terrific!! :)

  19. 19
    Kara says:

    Does the microwaving make the pretzels chewy?

  20. 20
    di says:

    I know it is odd, but I have no microwave could I use an oven this looks like a great easy way to make a Christmas treat and one you could turn into a nice package gift. Not so expensive either.

    • 20.1

      Yes, I can’t think of any reason that an oven wouldn’t work. Not sure about baking times though

    • 20.2
      Toni says:

      We don’t have a microwave either but I just finished making these with no problem at all. Add pretzels and oil mixture to a large saucepan instead of a microwave safe bowl and heat (stirring somewhat continuously) over medium heat until your sugar just starts to caramalize and stick to the bottom of the pan. Follow the rest of the directions as written. Hope this helps!

      As for the recipe itself, my 3 yr old and I had a great time making them (sooo easy) and eating them (sooo yummy). We might save some for daddy IF he gets home soon. ;-)

    • 20.3
      Ashley B. says:

      I made mine in the oven. Use a 200 degree oven and bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

  21. 21
    Heather says:

    Do you use salted or unsalted pretzels?

  22. 22
    Kellie says:

    Do you use salted or unsalted pretzels for this recipe?

  23. 23
    Traci says:

    Trying to get some of my holiday baking done early. How long will these keep, if stored in a ziplock bag?

  24. 24
    Chrys says:

    Can you freeze these?

  25. 25

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  26. 26
    Donna says:

    I just finished making these. OMG they turned out awesome. I don’t know if I’m willing to share them. Lol

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  30. 30
    Courtney says:

    I just made these to give as gifts; they turned out excellent! I did half the batch white chocolate and half milk chocolate. mmmm. Thanks for the great recipe!

  31. 31
    Sara says:

    I am going to make this tonight… As we were settling down for the evening, my husband told me he needs to bring something to work tomorrow for the Christmas party. So once the little one is down I’m out to the store- this looks like it will be simple enough but still impressive. :)

  32. 32
    Julie says:

    Awesome. I made them for treats on Friday at work. Let’s hope they last that long!

  33. 33
    Christina says:

    I just made these and I cannot stop eating them while I wait for them to cool! I had to thin out the white chocolate with some oil while heating to get it to a drizzling consistency, so I hope it sets up correctly. If not, I’ll just eat it all myself with a spoon. :) No complaints here!

  34. 34

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    • 34.1
      Katherine says:

      I added a dab of crisco to the melting white chocolate to make it easier to drizzle with a fork. Worked perfectly!

  35. 35
    Momma57 says:

    These are fabulous! From the youngest to the oldest, every person that tried them LOVED them and couldn’t stop eating them. Gluten-free pretzels worked even better (according to some non-g-free people) because the pretzels were crispier. The bag of pretzels was smaller so I adjusted the cooking time by about 15 seconds. These are so easy and delicious! It’s a blessing to have a g-free treat that I can take somewhere and know everyone can enjoy it as much as me!

  36. 36

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  37. 37
    Linda says:

    Just found your recipe via pinterest. Looks amazing! I make a savory version with garlic and dill, which I do not microwave or even bake in the oven, although I’m sure that would speed things up a little bit. I thought I’d share that method, so your readers without microwave ovens would have another option. Basically just put the pretzels in a large bowl. Mix the oil, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Drizzle onto the pretzels. Stir to coat. Let sit 2-3 hours, stirring every half-hour. Toss on more cinnamon sugar if desired. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Enjoy!

  38. 38
    Heather says:

    I used pretzel rods instead and they were great. Thanks for the recipe — AWESOME!

  39. 39

    Thanks soooo much for this recipe! I ended up making a few batches and added them as more eye candy to the boxes of cookies I was giving away at Christmas. People went crazy for them! It’s definitely a keeper snack for year round.

  40. 40
    Monica says:

    I made these last night and they are wonderful but I had a very hard time getting the white chocolate to melt, in fact, it didn’t. I tried the microwave then a double broiler, what is the trick. It would melt, but never to a pouring stage, it would get clumpy immediately. Maybe I’ll just try dark chocolate next time.

    • 40.1

      Try white chocolate MELTS. White chocolate chips (any chocolate chips for that matter)have stabilizers in them. So depending on the brand there may be more stabilizers in them which make is hard/impossible to really melt down. Melts have little to no stabilizers (they look like little disks and can be found at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby or in bargain bins) and work really well for these pretzels.

  41. 41
    Hope says:

    These are a new favorite and have turned into a Christmas staple! But I drizzle dark chocolate instead of white and they are fabulous!

  42. 42
    Ashley says:

    Oh my goodness. These were so easy, fast (took like 6 minutes!), and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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