These Caramel White Chocolate Cinnamon Dipped Pretzels are the perfect snickerdoodle pretzels! The combination of crunchy pretzels, chewy caramel, sweet chocolate and hint of cinnamon is a flavor powerhouse that will keep you munching on one after another.  

This holiday season, family and friends are gathering for holiday parties, Christmas tree lightings, and share holiday treats with each other. For more delicious holiday treats to share, try my Christmas OreosPeanut Butter Pretzel Bites or my Christmas Pretzel Hugs!

Caramel White Chocolate Cinnamon Dipped Pretzels on a brown background.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Delicious white chocolate caramel pretzels. You’ll love the addition of the cinnamon sugar with these caramel white chocolate pretzels! 
  • Easy Christmas treat. Whip up a batch of these white chocolate cinnamon sugar pretzels for the holidays to share with family and friends. 
  • Easy snack recipe to scale up. If you are making lots to share, this is an easy salty snack to make in bulk! 

Ingredient Notes

A baking sheet with white chocolate bar, pretzels, caramel, and cinnamon sugar on it, used to make snickerdoodle pretzels.
  • Pretzels: I used about 40 pretzels. You can use regular pretzels, pretzel thins or pretzel crisps, pretzel sticks or pretzel rods. Up to you! 
  • Caramel Squares: Use your favorite brand of caramel squares. You can use the Kraft Caramel Squares.
  • White Chocolate: Feel free to use almond bark instead of melted white chocolate. You can also use white candy melts if you have that. 
  • Cinnamon Sugar: You don’t need that much cinnamon sugar, just a little bit! I used 1 1/2 T sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Feel free to make more if you want. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Melt the caramel. Melt the caramel according to the package directions. 
  2. Dip the pretzels. Dip each pretzel into the melted caramel, halfway through. Tap off excess. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet to set. Continue with all the pretzels. Chill in the fridge to set. 
  3. Melt white chocolate. Melt the white chocolate or almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth.
  4. Dip caramel pretzels in melted chocolate and cinnamon mixture. Remove the pretzels from the fridge and dip in the white chocolate, tap off any excess chocolate, then into the cinnamon sugar. Place on the baking sheet to set. Continue with the remaining pretzels. Let set. Enjoy! 
Four photos showing a pretzel dipped in caramel, white chocolate, then cinnamon and sugar.
Caramel coated snickerdoodle pretzels on a white parchment paper.

Recipe Tips

Be sure to watch the caramel and white chocolate when melting to make sure you don’t over cook it. This will affect the consistency. 

Properly chill the caramel dipped pretzels before dipping in the white chocolate. 

You’ll need to dip each pretzel in the white chocolate THEN in the cinnamon sugar mixture before moving on to the next pretzel. This will help so the cinnamon sugar will stick to the chocolate-covered pretzels before it sets. 

Feel free to dye the white chocolate a festive color or you can even use red or green candy melts for the holidays. 

You can top with sprinkles too if you’d like! 

If you don’t want to fully dip the pretzels, you can place the pretzels on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and do a white chocolate drizzle, caramel drizzle and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar on top. 

Place a handful of white chocolate cinnamon pretzels in little cellophane bags tied with ribbons for the perfect holiday gift for teachers, neighbors, friends, and family!

Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing

Make Ahead: You can make these cinnamon white chocolate pretzels in advance and store them.

Storing: These Caramel White Chocolate Cinnamon Dipped Pretzels will keep for up to 2 weeks. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. 

Freezing: You can freeze these if you like them extra cold, or simply store them in the fridge. Otherwise, they will keep fine at room temperature.

Pretzels coated in caramel, then white chocolate and a cinnamon sugar mixture on a brown background.

Recipe FAQs

Do chocolate chips melt well?

You can use white chocolate chips if you’d like, just remember that chocolate chips have a coating on the outside to help them retain their shape. This will make them slightly harder to melt smoothly than regular baking chocolate. 

How do I prevent the caramel from sticking to the parchment paper?

Once the caramel-dipped pretzels have set in the fridge, use a spatula or a thin, flat utensil to carefully lift them off the parchment paper. If they are still sticking, you can gently slide a knife underneath each pretzel to release it from the paper.

Can I add toppings to pretzels with caramel and chocolate?

Yes you can! In addition to the cinnamon sugar, you can add sprinkles, chopped nuts and more to these snickerdoodle pretzels.

Snickerdoodle pretzels (half dipped pretzels in caramel, white chocolate, and cinnamon sugar) on a brown background.

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Caramel White Chocolate Cinnamon Dipped Pretzels

These Caramel White Chocolate Cinnamon Dipped Pretzels taste like a glorified snickerdoodle pretzel! I love the pairing of the crunchy pretzel with the chewy caramel and the sweet chocolate and cinnamon sugar mixture with the salty pretzels.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 40 pretzels

Ingredients
 

  • 40 pretzels
  • 4 oz caramel squares
  • 4 oz white chocolate - or almond bark (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Melt caramel according to package directions. Dip half of a pretzel in the caramel, tap off any excess. Place on parchment lined baking sheet (or wax paper lined). Continue dipping half of each pretzel in the caramel until you’ve used up all of the caramel. Transfer the pretzels to the fridge to chill/let caramel set. 
  • Melt almond bark or white chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Remove the caramel coated pretzels from the fridge.
  • Dip the caramel coated half in the melted white chocolate, then dip white chocolate half into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Return the pretzel to the baking sheet until the white chocolate has set. Enjoy!

Notes

serving size is based on 1 dipped pretzel.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. 
Place in cellophane bags with ribbons to give as holiday gifts! 

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcal (2%)Carbohydrates: 5g (2%)Protein: 0.4g (1%)Fat: 1g (2%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 22mg (1%)Potassium: 17mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4g (4%)Vitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 11mg (1%)Iron: 0.1mg (1%)
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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