Recipes and Cooking Peppermint-Pretzel Candies 5.0 (1) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 11, 2013 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Slow Cook Time: 60 mins Total Time: 85 mins Servings: 48 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 20 ounce package vanilla-flavor candy coating, coarsely chopped 6 ounce white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, coarsely chopped 3 tablespoon butter-flavor shortening ½ teaspoon peppermint extract 1 16 ounce package pretzel twists, coarsely chopped (8 cups) ¾ cup coarsely crushed striped round peppermint candies (about 28 candies) 3 ounce dark chocolate, coarsely chopped Directions 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. 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. 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. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 151 Calories 7g Fat 22g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 151 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 176mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 22g 8% Total Sugars 13g Protein 1g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 12mg 1% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 20mg 0% Folate, total 13.5mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.