Pretzel Brittle Recipe

Several years ago my good friend showed me some white chocolate covered pretzels that she had purchased. They were made from broken pretzels and almond bark, and they were shaped into little mounds.

We thought that this method had to be easier than dipping individual pretzels. So, a few weeks later I decided to give it a try.

However, when I was ready to make the little mounds I had an even lazier better idea. Why couldn’t I simply make the pretzels like brittle? You know, spread the mixture onto a baking sheet, let it dry, and then break it into small pieces?

Well, that is exactly what I did in 1999 and every Christmas since. :)

Today I decided that we better get on the ball and start making some of the Christmas goodies we enjoy every year. I enlisted the help of Julia to make this easy treat.

She first melted a package of almond bark in the microwave.

Then, she stirred in 4 cups of crushed pretzels (You can use 3 if you like it a little less pretzely–is that even a word?). Her pretzel crusher, me, made them a little bigger than normal, but I think they worked just fine.

Next, she spread the mixture onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.

Finally, she sprinkled red and green colored sugar all over the top.

We let the pretzel brittle dry and then broke it up into small pieces. Super easy and very tasty.

While I have never tried it, I am sure you can do this with chocolate bark, too.

Pretzel Brittle
  • 1 Package Almond Bark
  • 3-4 Cups Crushed Pretzels
  • Red and Green Colored Sugar
  1. Crush the pretzels.
  2. Melt almond bark according to package directions.
  3. Add the pretzels to the melted almond bark and stir until well mixed.
  4. Spread onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
  5. Sprinkle colored sugar over the top.
  6. Allow to cool/dry and then break into bite-sized pieces.
You can use a food processor or use a zip top bag and a rolling pin to crush the pretzels to the size you like.

I often use a microwave to melt the almond bark and it takes between 2 and 3 minutes. I stir frequently and run the microwave for only 30 seconds at a time after the first minute.