Peppermint Pretzel Candies

  • Makes: 48 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Slow Cook: 1 hr to 1 hr 30 mins (low)
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Peppermint Pretzel Candies
20 ounce package vanilla-flavor candy coating, coarsely chopped
ounces white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, coarsely chopped
tablespoons butter-flavor shortening
teaspoon peppermint extract
16 ounce package pretzel twists, coarsely chopped (8 cups)
cup coarsely crushed striped round peppermint candies (about 28 candies)
ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  1. Place a disposable slow cooker liner in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add candy coating, white chocolate, and shortening; stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until mixture is melted and smooth, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir in peppermint extract. Stir in pretzels and peppermint candies.
  3. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop candy mixture by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Let stand at room temperature until firm.
  4. In a small saucepan cook and stir dark chocolate over low heat until melted; cool slightly. Spoon melted dark chocolate into a decorating bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. (Or fill a heavy resealable plastic bag with melted chocolate; snip a small hole in one corner of the bag.) Drizzle melted dark chocolate over candies. If desired, sprinkle with additional crushed peppermint candies. Let stand at room temperature until firm.
Nutrition Facts (Peppermint Pretzel Candies)
    Per serving:
  • 151 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 1 mg chol.,
  • 176 mg sodium,
  • 22 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 13 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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