Ballerina Pretzels

You can make these adorable ballerina pretzels using just a few simple ingredients.  To download the printables, use this link.

Melting White Chocolate

My favorite white chocolate to use is Enjoy Life because it is free from the top 14 allergens.  Try to use a high-quality white chocolate when making these as the lesser quality white chocolate does not melt well.  The lower quality white chocolate seizes up easily and more coconut oil will likely be needed to keep a smooth, pourable texture.

Note: as you add food coloring to the chocolate it will seize up (become grainy and thick).  When that happens, just add more oil (coconut or avocado) and gently heat until a pourable chocolate consistency is re-achieved.

Ballerina pretzels

Ballerina Pretzels

Sarah Erickson
These adorable ballerina pretzels are so fun to make and use just a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time 44 minutes
Course Dessert, Treat
Cuisine American
Servings 6 ballerina pretzels


  • Heat proof bowl for melting chocolate
  • Squirt bottles for decorating with white chocolate
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet


  • 2-12 ounce bag white chocolate chips divided
  • 4 TBS coconut oil plus more as needed**
  • Dye-free food coloring
  • Dye-free sprinkles
  • 12 Gluten free pretzels twists
  • 12 Gluten free pretzel sticks


  • Start by melting 3/4 of the bag of white chocolate chips with 1 TBS coconut oil over a double boiler or by using a microwave. Stir frequently and add more coconut oil if needed until desired consistency achieved.
  • Dip the 3/4 of the end of 6 of the pretzel sticks in the white chocolate. Set aside and allow to cool on parchment paper. For the best results shake the excess chocolate off before laying down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and even consider transferring to another piece of parchment paper for a cleaner end result.
  • Using the remaining white chocolate, add red food coloring until desired pink color is achieved. Dip 6 of the pretzel twists in the pink chocolate and set aside on parchment paper.
  • Add blue food coloring to the remaining chocolate to make it purple (red and blue make purple). Repeat step above by dipping pretzels in purple chocolate, set aside.
  • Once all of the chocolate from the above steps has set, melt another 3/4 of a bag of white chocolate. Add red food coloring until a pink color is achieved, similar to previously used. Pour pink chocolate into a squirt bottle. Using a "criss cross" pattern, create the ballerina tights and slippers as shown in the video.
  • Using the remaining pink chocolate, fill in the 3 holes of the previously dipped pink pretzel twist. Now create a heart shape also as shown in the video, and top with pink sprinkles.
  • Add blue to the pink chocolate until a purple color is achieved, similar to the previously created purple look. Repeat step above but with the purple pretzels, using purple chocolate and purple sprinkles.
  • Once all of that chocolate has set, it's time for assembly! Using the remaining chocolate melt and follow these steps. I used pink chocolate as shown in the video, but any color will work. Break one of the remaining uncoated pretzel sticks in half, fully submerge in the chocolate and affix to the back of two connected pretzel hearts. This is what holds them together. Then, dip the uncoated portion of the ballerina tights/slippers and attach to the back of the pretzel as shown in the video. You will need something to prop the ballerina tights/slippers up on. As shown in the video, I used a straw.
  • If using, wrap with a beautiful ribbon in a cellophane bag and attach one of the "you are tutu sweet" or "you make my heart twirl" printables.
Keyword ballerina, chocolate, chocolate covered pretzels, dessert, treats, valentines, white chocolate

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