Sweet and salty is a classic combination. For example, have you ever dipped your fries in a chocolate milkshake? Peanut butter desserts are also a good example of sweet and salty combos for the win.
If you’re a fan of sweet and salty pairings, then you’re going to want to try some pretzel themed desserts. Salty, crunchy pretzels lend a whole new level of salty to some wonderful, sweet treats, so if you’re interested in expanding your sweet and salty repertoire, then come with us as we check out fourteen pretzel themed desserts you’ve got to try!
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
This is a standard when it comes to pretzel themed desserts, and it’s one of our favorites. The crunchy, salty pretzel crust perfectly holds and carries the sweet, fluffy strawberry filling for an absolute symphony of both flavor and texture. This would be great to make ahead and take to a get-together or a back yard cookout.
Salty-Sweet Chocolate Pretzel Bars
If you’re a chocolate lover, this one is for you! This dessert is simple and only requires a handful of ingredients, including of course pretzels, graham crackers, and bittersweet chocolate chips. This delightful dessert has a graham cracker crust that holds the chocolatey, pretzel-y goodness.
Dipped pretzels are so simple, anyone can make them! Simply melt some chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, or whatever flavor of baking chips you like, and dip away with your favorite kind of pretzel! With the different varieties of baking chips out there, you’re sure not to run out of ideas any time soon. If you like, you can also dip them in yogurt and freeze them. You can even take this idea a step further and place sprinkles on top for some decoration.
Salted Chocolate and Caramel Pretzel Bars
This is a great no-bake dessert that will satisfy every single one of your sweet and salty cravings, from the pretzels and chocolate right down to the salted caramel. They’re incredibly simple to make, and you don’t need a lot of ingredients or time to make them!
Crispy Pretzel Bars
For those who love crispy rice treats, we think you’ll love this one, too! This one calls for ingredients like Rice Crispy type cereal, M&Ms, pretzels, and peanut butter. This no-bake approach delivers a crispy, crunchy dessert bar that will please just about anyone.
M&M Kissed Pretzels
M&M Kissed Pretzels are great for any time of the year, but they do make an excellent Christmas candy if you go with red and green M&Ms only. These are another easy to make dessert, and only using normal sized pretzel twists, Hershey’s Kisses, and M&Ms. You’ll bake them just long enough to melt the Kisses so that you can place your M&M in the center.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
This decadent homemade candy combines chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels for the ultimate little truffle. These flavor bombs not only make a great holiday candy, but also a wonderful gift when wrapped and placed in a nice candy tin.
Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
These aren’t your grandma’s chocolate chip cookies! These non-traditional chocolate chip cookies pack a one-two punch of sweet and salty flavor, from the soft, chewy cookies to the semisweet chocolate chips and the sweet saltiness of the caramel and pretzels. We bet you can’t stop at just one of these delicious morsels!
Magic Wands are simple, yet delicious little treats that you can make in minutes and even customize to fit a party theme! Simply dip pretzel rods halfway into whatever kind of baking chips you’d prefer, then immediately dip into colorful sprinkles to create that magic wand look and enjoy the smiles they will bring, particularly to your smaller consumers.
Christmas Reindeer Crack
This is more like a trail mix than a dessert, but can be enjoyed by the handful as a great sweet and salty snack nonetheless. Based on the Muddy Buddy recipe, the main difference in this snack is what you use to make it Christmas-themed; red and green M&Ms of course. Also, since this is a Chex mix variety, mini pretzels work best.
Beer and Pretzel Caramels
Sweet and salty is a classic flavor combination, and so is beer and pretzels. So, it only makes sense to share the knowledge of beer and caramel pretzels for those who would love to try them! The crunchy, salty pretzels and smooth, creamy caramel get a boost from the beer, creating something just a little bit different but still every bit as tasty.
Pineapple Pretzel Dessert
If you love strawberry pretzel dessert, then we encourage you to try this bright, shiny approach! Substitute pineapple where you would originally use strawberries, and this recipe goes from just sweet and salty to sweet, salty, and tropical, which is a flavor combo that we can definitely get behind! Try it with a coconut cream instead of traditional whipped cream for even more tropical flavor.
Loaded Pretzel Cookies
This cookie is indeed loaded, and with tasty ingredients like coconut, M&Ms, and of course pretzels, we want to order a dozen, please! This is another cookie that we can guarantee you won’t be able to stop eating after just one!
Similar in looks to the M&M Kissed Pretzels, this treat is instead made with normal pretzels, Rolo candy, and pecan halves. So, with these ingredients, you get the classic “turtle” flavor along with the salty, crunchy pretzels.
Give Pretzels a Try in Your Desserts!
So, if you’re a salty and sweet combo lover, we have no doubt that you’re going to enjoy this variety of pretzel desserts. We also encourage you to take a look at the many other types of pretzel desserts out there and give them a whirl, too!