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Chocolate Covered Pretzels Dairy-Free

double chocolate pretzels dairy free

Every Christmas, we get sort of obsessed with melting dairy-free chocolate…

and covering just about everything in it.

Crackers, graham crackers, cherries, marshmallows.

It’s all fair game, as long as it’s milk-free of course. 

These chocolate chips (affiliate) were our go-to for this madness for many, many years.

Then recently, dairy-free, allergy-friendly white chocolate popped up.

And truly, all my white Christmas dreams came true!

Thankfully, there are now several dairy-free white chocolate chip brands. 

This means we can not only dip all the holiday treats in semi-sweet chocolate, but we can also dip them in white chocolate.

OR we can do both, which is bonus fun!


To cover your treats in both dairy-free semi-sweet and white chocolate, melt each flavor separate.

Then dip one color at a time and let it completely set and solidify on the treat before using the next color.

You can dip brown first and then accent with white drizzle.

Or you can dip white first and then accent with brown drizzle.

Or fully dip each color for two full layers, making sure you set the first layer before diving into the second.

One chocolate is fun. But two is always better!

bundle of chocolate covered pretzels

One of our favorite chocolate dipped treats is chocolate covered pretzels.

When we use rods, these are very easy for the kids to do.

We also make good use of Christmas sprinkles on these (check labels).

My favorite and easiest way to melt chocolate chips is in the microwave, thinned with a little coconut oil.

Vegetable oil works for thinning if you you don’t have coconut oil or can’t use coconut.

You can even skip the oil if you’d like.

See full directions for dipping pretzels below.

But feel free to use this chocolate dipping method with all kinds of allergy-friendly treats.


Make sure these work for your allergies.

  • large marshmallows
  • graham crackers
  • crackers
  • cherries
  • orange slices
  • pretzels
  • cookies


white chocolate pretzels dairy free




1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate
1 teaspoon coconut oil
dairy-free pretzels
sprinkles or crushed candy canes 


Prepare wax or parchment paper on a cookie sheet or cutting board.

Make sure all your supplies are dry. No water on bowls, spoons, hands, etc. If water gets into the chocolate, it will clump.

If you’re melting pretzel rods, melt chocolate in a cup for easy dipping.

Melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir well after every 30 seconds. Stop heating when the chips are mostly melted. Stir well until smooth. 

Don’t overheat or the chocolate will clump and scorch. 

Dip pretzels into chocolate.

Lay wet pretzels on wax or parchment.

If using just one layer of chocolate, sprinkle with sprinkles or crushed candy canes while the chocolate is wet. 

Put pretzels in refrigerator to set the chocolate. It may also set on its own on the counter as you work.  

Once hardened, add second layer of chocolate if you’re using two chocolates. 

Let the second layer of chocolate harden in the refrigerator or it may harden on it’s own as you work. 

When the treats are all set, serve fresh or store in an airtight container for up to a few days.


If the chocolate doesn’t set well in the refrigerator, put it in the freezer to harden instead. 

Add sprinkles to the last layer of wet chocolate before hardening the chocolate.

Hope you enjoy these dairy-free chocolate covered pretzels as much as we do! Go two layers!

white pretzels milk free


In the world of food allergy, foods evolve.

And that’s certainly what has happened with our beloved chocolate covered pretzels.

Back in the day, all we had was semi-sweet chocolate to work with.

We milk allergy moms dreamed of a dairy-free white chocolate, but it took forever.

Finally, Nestle delivered. Then Walmart’s Great Value brand. Then Enjoy Life.

Options abound! And we are thankful.

And since our family often sets out white chocolate pretzels for the holidays,

it was time to really dive into this and make white chocolate pretzels happen for my boy.

We did some experimenting and came up with our favorite way to make these.

For us, it’s all about the Walmart Great Value allergy-friendly white chocolate, Snyder’s pretzel dipping sticks, and Pillsbury Christmas sprinkles.

PLEASE NOTE: Here at Milk Allergy Mom, we simply share products that work for our family. Please consult your own doctor before trying food, supplements, or other products. Also read all labels and call companies for the latest, most accurate product information.

I do believe white chocolate pretzels are now our favorite.

Aren’t they so pretty?!

For more details on our new favorite white chocolate pretzels,

see the video in this post.

We hope you love dairy-free chocolate pretzels as much as we do!

This was originally posted in December 2014.


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