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Pretzel nuggets recipe

Pretzel nuggets recipe

7 ratings

Sparkly, fruity and smothered in chocolate, these adorable treats make a great gift for those with a sweet tooth. Simply coat salty pretzels, dried apricots and glacé cherries in milk chocolate, decorate with festive sprinkles and dust with a little gold lustre. Christmas gifting doesn't get easier than this! See method

  • Makes 16 (2 gift batches of 8)
  • 15 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus cooling and setting
  • 85 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 150g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 75g mini salted pretzels, broken into small pieces
  • 40g dried apricots, chopped
  • 10 glacé cherries, chopped
  • 1 tsp white chocolate stars
  • 1 tsp silver crisp pearl sprinkles
  • edible gold lustre glitter, to decorate
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    3g 5%
  • Saturates

    2g 10%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 12.5g Protein 1.3g Fibre 0.5g


  1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Set aside for 5 mins to cool.
  2. Add the pretzels, apricots and glacé cherries and stir to coat in the chocolate. Use a teaspoon to divide the mixture evenly between 16 petit four cases, then scatter the stars and silver pearls on top. Transfer to the fridge for 30 mins until set.
  3. Dust the nuggets with the gold lustre. Divide between 2 sealable gift boxes. Keep in the fridge or a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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