Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Pretzels Recipe

Meaghan Mountford | The Decorated Cookie Updated

Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Pretzels are a great homemade version of the expensive treat. Perfect for gifting this holiday season.

Homemade Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Photo

'Tis the season to pay way too much for stuff. Much as I love Williams-Sonoma, they do get a good bit of heat this time of year for their high-priced food gifts. Last year, I made a homemade version of their marshmallow snowman stirrers.

I could make a dozen for the cost of four. And you can make seven or eight times the number of handmade Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark pretzels for the same cost as the store-bought version. Omit the peppermint extract and you'll save even more.

Homemade Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Picture

And since these treats taste so good and are such a great homemade gift idea, you'll want to make seven or eight times the number. They have just the right balance of salty and sweet, smooth and crunchy, and a lovely, chocolate-y minty flavor that isn't overpowering. I could actually eat seven or eight times the number myself.

For packaging as a holiday gift, find some inexpensive tins and line them with wax paper. Or package them in mason jars. Or fill an oversized mug with the treats alongside some hot cocoa mix. Or just skip gift giving and eat them.

Homemade Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Image

To easily pipe the chocolates, I melt the chocolate first in the microwave and then pour into disposable decorating bags. Disposable decorating bags are inexpensive and a fantastic tool to have around, especially for working with chocolate.

You can find them in the baking aisle of the craft store. You may also substitute a freezer-safe ziploc bag (because the freezer ones are a bit thicker) and use the corner to pipe, although I find the decorating bags much more user-friendly.

Homemade Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Pic

Aside from the time it takes for the chocolate to set, homemade Peppermint Bark pretzels take only about 15 minutes to make. Any gift this good I can whip out in 15 minutes during the busiest time of the year goes right to the top of my list.

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Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Pretzels Recipe

    20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 5 Peppermint Candies
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 20 Miniature Pretzel Twists, salted
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • Disposable Decorating Bags

Directions

  1. Line a baking tray with wax paper and set aside. Place unwrapped candies in a zip-top bag. With a mallet or hammer, crush the candy and set it aside.
  2. Place the dark chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir and continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until the chips are almost melted. Stir the chips using residual heat to completely melt the chips. Stir in the peppermint extract. Scrape the chocolate into a disposable decorating bag, twist the top and snip 3/8-inch from the tip.
  3. Pipe 1 1/2-inch circles of chocolate on the prepared baking tray. Place a pretzel on top.
  4. While piping the circles, microwave the white chocolate chips as you did the dark chocolate chips, and transfer the chocolate into a disposable decorating bag. Snip 1/4-inch from the tip. Pipe back and forth on each pretzel. Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy.
  5. Let the chocolate bark pretzels set at room temperature for two hours or in the refrigerator for one hour.

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Author: Meaghan Mountford
Recipe Yields: 20 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece
Servings Per Recipe 20

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 49

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
6%
  Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Sodium 42mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 12g
1%
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meaghan Mountford

About Meaghan

Meaghan makes lots of fun and amazing treats on The Decorated Cookie. We're especially excited, because she's making Copycat Desserts for Food Fanatic!