WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
These easy, pumpkin spice gluten free chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect combinations of sweet and salty. Theese gluten free chocolate covered pretzels with peanut butter are a sweet and salty classic! This recipe is gluten-free, has a vegan option, and is an allergy-friendly recipe!
Each pretzel is covered with melted dark chocoalte, peanut butter, then spinkled with pumpkin spice and drizzled with maple syrup. If you love a peanut butter and chocolate together, then these are going to be your new favorite healthy treat.
After you make these chocolate covered pretzels with pumpkin spice, you freeze the pretzels in the freezer to harden the chocolate and peanut butter.
You can make a big batch of these chocolate covered pretzels with pumpkin spice, pop them in the freezer and just pull out a handful every time you want a healthy treat or healthy dessert.
You can store the chocolate covered pretzels in an airtight tupperware or ziploc bag.
If you are having a get-together, you can display them on a round plate or a serving tray with some chocolate hummus for dipping in the middle.
If you are looking for an easy gift idea, you can fill clear gift bags with the yogurt covered pretzels and tie the top off with ribbon.
INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS
GLUTEN FREE PRETZELS
To make this gluten free chocolate covered pretzels with pumpkin spice recipe be sure to use gluten free pretzels. They taste exactly the same as regular pretzels and have a great crunch! Here are some gluten free pretzels I suggest:
DARK CHOCOLATE MORSLES
For this recipe I used dark chocolate morsels. You will want to make sure the dark chocolate you pick is dairy free and vegan. You can also choose to puchase milk chocolate, vegan chocokate or sugar free chocolate.
For this gluten free chocolate covered pretzels recipe I always buy organic peanut butter that is just ground peanuts and salt. I specifically look for peanut butter that does not contain oil, although sometimes if i can’t find that I use natural Jif.
Any peanut butter will work for these peanut butter chocolate covered pretzels.
Here is a healthy peanut butter option (Organic, All Natural, Vegan, Gluten-free, Creamy, Dry-Roasted, No added salt, No added sugar, No palm oil):
SUGAR FREE MAPLE SYRUP
I use sugar free maple syrup as a sweet drizzle for the gluten free chocolate covered pretzels, but you can use any type of sweetener you want.
CINNAMON + PUMPKIN SPICE
A classic flavor in all fall recipes is cinnamon. This gluten free chocolate covered pretzels recipe also calls for pumpkin spice as an upgrade to the classic flavor. If you like pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread and all fall flavors, you’ll love these gluten free chocolate covered pretzels.
TASTE & TEXTURE
These healthy gluten free chocolate covered pretzels with pumpkin spice are frozen so there will always be a rush of cold when you pop them in your mouth! They’re perfect for a treat on a hot summer day or as a fun summer dessert. They’re crunchy, sweet and salty and absolutely delicious.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper so the pretzels do not stick.
Top each pretzel with 2-3 dark chocolate chunks. Bake on 350 for 3-5 minutes until chocolate melts. Remove from oven.
Drizzle each pretzel with the peanut butter.
Sprinkle with pumpkin spice and cinnamon! Drizzle with maple syrup.
Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours before eating.
EXPERT TIPS & TRICKS
HOW TO MAKE THESE NUT-FREE?
If peanut butter isn’t your thing or you’re allergic, try almond butter, tahini, granola butter, or chocolate hummus for these gluten free chocolate covered pretzels. These options will change the taste of the gluten free chocolate covered pretzels dessert but all of these options will be similar texture once they are frozen.
HOW TO MAKE THESE HEALTHIER?
Use less chocolate, less peanut butter, more pumpkin spice and more maple syrup to cut back on unhealthy fats!
To make these healthier you can also use gluten free cauliflower pretzels! They’re still gluten free but lower in calories! Linking them here:
HOW TO MAKE THESE VEGAN?
There are tons of vegan chocolates out there and they all work well!
Pumpkin spice Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- 3 cups pretzels gluten free
- 1 cup dark chocolate chunks, vegan
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
- 2 tbsp maple syrup sugar free
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper so the pretzels do not stick.
- Top each pretzel with 2-3 dark chocolate chunks. Bake on 350 for 3-5 minutes until chocolate melts. Remove from oven.
- Drizzle each pretzel with the peanut butter.
- Sprinkle with powdered peanut butter! Drizzle with honey.
- Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours before eating.