Chocolate Covered Pretzel Flowers

It’s spring, and it’s almost Mother’s Day, and these Flower Chocolate Covered Pretzels are the perfect gift. This calls for a fun food craft made with Mom in mind. Today, I’d love to share how I used chocolate-covered pretzels to make easy Spring Pretzel Flowers. This sweet and salty treat is perfect for any spring party, garden party, school event, or just for a fun treat at home.

flower chocolate covered pretzels
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Chocolate Covered Flower Pretzels 

This Mother’s Day , give mom some edible flower pretzels that taste as good as they look. I’ll show you how to make them into Chocolate Pretzel Pops, too, and turn these pretzel flowers into a chocolate-covered pretzel bouquet. When you are finished making these fun flower pretzels, you can make more flower treats like this easy-to-make cupcake flower, or rice krispies treats flowers.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Flowers for Mother's Day

They are cute either way. In keeping with my theme of “fun and simple,” they are so easy to make. In no time, you’ll have a dozen flowers to give to mom or celebrate spring.

pretzel flowers

Aren’t they sweet? 

Watch my Video to show you how I made these Pretzel Flowers:

Here’s What You’ll Need to make this Chocolate Covered Pretzel Recipe for Spring

This will make approximately one dozen flower pretzels

  • Chocolate Melts (assorted spring colors)- (Wilton is my preferred) You’ll need approximately 12 oz. for one dozen chocolate-covered pretzel flowers  – *I used three colors, but you could stick with one color if you want
  • One dozen yellow chocolate melts 
  • Approximately 48 mini-twist pretzels
  • A glass microwave-proof bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • A fork
  • Wax Paper
  • Optional Paper Straws, cut-out paper leaves, and glue to make the Pretzel Treats into Pretzel Pops
Colorful Chocolate Covered Pretzel Flowers in a bowl

How to Make Flower Pretzels

First, Preparing the Chocolate and getting ready…

  • If you are using assorted colors as I did, pour about 1/2 cup into a microwave-proof glass bowl
  • *If you are only using one, then use the whole bag 
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, stir with your spatula, and pop it back in for 30 seconds – stir until smooth.
  • Transfer your melted chocolate to your work surface
  • Set out a large sheet of wax paper
  • Gather your other supplies, pretzels, yellow chocolate melts, and fork. 

Dipping the pretzels

  • Now, Place a pretzel into the chocolate and push it down with your fork, turn it around to coat it
  • Then, Use the fork to lift the coated pretzel up to the edge of the bowl 
making pretzel flowers - dipping pretzel in chocolate
  • Finally, Tap the fork several times to release the excess chocolate

Hardening the Dipping Chocolate 

  • Now you can Gently place the pretzel onto the wax paper 
  • Then, Repeat the process with three more pretzels, placing the pretzels down in a circle formation with the tops facing outward.
making pretzel flowers - setting pretzels down on wax paper
making pretzel flowers – setting pretzels down on wax paper
  • *I placed mine so the side tips of the pretzels rested on top of each other in a circle, which you can see in the image above 
  • Finally, place the yellow chocolate melt in the center of the pretzel circle
adding chocolate center to pretzel flower
  • Let the chocolate harden by simply drying at room temperature. This should only take a few minutes
  • That’s one pretzel flower
  • Repeat making more pretzel flowers until most of the chocolate is gone out of the bowl
  • Do the same process with all of your chocolate colors, except the yellow chocolate melts

*Optional – Adding a stem to your Flower chocolate-covered pretzel 

  • If you want to add a cute stem…
  • Place a mound of melted chocolate on the top portion of the paper straw – about an inch down from the top, about where the center of the flower pretzel will go
adding chocolate to paper straw
  • Carefully place the flower over the melted chocolate and let the chocolate completely harden.
adding chocolate pretzel flower to straw stem
  • Use a toothpick to clean off excess chocolate from the pretzel holes. 
  • Add leaves with glue.
pretzel flower

Expert Tips

You can use a lollipop stick or a wooden dowel if you don’t have a paper straw.

You can use a toothpick to scrape away any jagged chocolate edges or to poke some chocolate out of the center of a pretzel.

FAQs

Do I need to Refrigerate my Chocolate Flower Pretzels?

No. In fact, condensation from the refrigerator can cause sugar crystals to form on the outside of the pretzel as it warms to room temperature. These flower pretzels can be stored covered at room temperature for several days.

Can I make Pretzel Flowers Ahead of Time?

Yes! I love making chocolate-covered pretzels ahead of time. It frees up so much time on the day of your party, shower, or holiday celebration. Cover and store at room temperature for up to one week. Granted, the room temperature is not hot or humid. The garage is a great place to store chocolate if it is a hot summer day.

Can I Decorate My Pretzel Flowers in a Different Way?

If you don’t have yellow chocolate melts, group three yellow M&Ms in the middle of the chocolate pretzel flower

Make a bouquet with your creation. Wrap the bouquet with tissue paper and a bow to present them to mom or your special someone.

Chocolate Making Tips

How I Melt Chocolate Melts

Chocolate Seizing

This is what my mom used to call overheated chocolate or chocolate that was unworkable. She’d say, the chocolate seized. Which basically meant that it was thick and impossible to use.

Causes of chocolate seizing are typically overheating the chocolate or adding liquid to the chocolate.

There is a fine balance of heating and overheating chocolate. Once you overheat it, it turns thick and worthless.

There are tricks and tips to smooth the chocolate back out, but I don’t think it really ever fully recovers. You’ll basically want to add a form of lard in the way of vegetable shortening or coconut oil. Only use a tiny little speck. Add it to the chocolate and stir in.

Storing your chocolate flowers

  • These chocolate-covered pretzels a fine set out on a platter at room temperature for a few days
  • If you want to keep them longer, place them in an airtight container with wax paper as layers between them – at room temperature.
  • These flower pretzels should last a couple of weeks.

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Printable Recipe

flower chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Flowers

An easy to make flower pretzel treat for spring or Mother's Day!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
drying and decorating: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 flowers
Calories: 174cal
Author: Melissa Haines
Cost: $3

Equipment

  • A glass microwave-proof bowl
  • silicone spatula
  • A fork
  • wax paper
  • paper straws - Optional
  • cut-out paper leaves Optional
  • glue Optional

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. Chocolate Melts (assorted spring colors)- (Wilton is my preferred) You'll need approximately 12 oz. for 1 dozen chocolate-covered pretzel flowers  – *I used three colors, but you could stick with one color if you want
  • 12 chocolate melts  yellow
  • 48 mini-twist pretzels

Instructions

Preparing the Chocolate

  • If you are using assorted colors as I did, pour about 1/2 cup into a microwave-proof glass bowl
  • *If you are only using one, then use the whole bag 
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, stir with your spatula, and pop it back in for 30 seconds – stir until smooth.
  • Transfer your melted chocolate to your work surface
  • Set out a large sheet of wax paper
  • Gather your other supplies, pretzels, yellow chocolate melts, and fork 

Dipping Pretzels

  • Now, Place a pretzel into the chocolate and push it down with your fork, turn it around to coat it
  • Then, Use the fork to lift the coated pretzel up to the edge of the bowl 
  • Finally, Tap the fork several times to release the excess chocolate

Shaping the Flower and Drying

  • Now you can Gently place the pretzel onto the wax paper 
  • Then, Repeat the process with three more pretzels, placing the pretzels down in a circle formation with the tops facing outward.
    making pretzel flowers - setting pretzels down on wax paper
  • *I placed mine so the side tips of the pretzels rested on top of each other in a circle, which you can see in the image
  • Finally, place the yellow chocolate melt in the center of the pretzel circle
    adding chocolate center to pretzel flower
  • Let the chocolate harden by simply drying at room temperature.
  • This should only take a few minutes
  • That's one flower
  • Repeat making more flowers until most of the chocolate is gone out of the bowl
  • Do the same process with all of your chocolate colors, except the yellow chocolate melts

Adding a stem and leaves

  • If you want to add a cute stem…Place a mound of melted chocolate on the top portion of the paper straw – about an inch down from the top, about where the center of the flower will go
    adding chocolate to paper straw
  • Carefully place the flower over the melted chocolate and let the chocolate completely harden.
  • Use a toothpick to clean off excess chocolate from the pretzel holes. 

Notes

Nutrition facts are only an estimate 
Storing Flower Pretzels
  • These chocolate-covered pretzels a fine set out on a platter at room temperature for a few days
  • If you want to keep them longer, place them in an airtight container with wax paper as layers between them – at room temperature.
  • These flower pretzels should last a couple of weeks.
 
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. See my disclosure policy to read more. Adult supervision is required for each step of activities, recipes, crafts, and games with children. Small parts are a choking hazard. Sharp objects can cause injury.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 174cal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. Susan

    I love these! They will be going in Easter baskets this year.

    1. Melissa

      That makes me so happy to hear. Happy Easter! 🙂