Do you love spending time in the kitchen, baking a delicious treat to share with friends and family? It’s fun to try new recipes, especially during the holiday season. Whether you are looking for an activity to share with the kids or you want to sample a new dessert at home, pretzel cupcakes can be a great option.
The Secret to Pretzel Cupcakes
It might sound strange to include pretzels in your cupcakes. But instead of baking the pretzels IN the cupcakes, you add the pretzels ON the cupcakes after they are baked. The secret to making this a family favorite is to use high-quality chocolate covered pretzels on top.
Here is a quick overview of how you can make yummy pretzel cupcakes:
- Cupcake Recipe: Bake your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. You can make the cake batter from scratch or use a store-bought mix. If you want to make a cake mix taste like gourmet cupcakes, then use whole milk in place of the water. You can give it a denser, richer flavor by stirring in ½ cup sour cream. Instead of vegetable oil, add melted butter, and your cupcakes will taste divine!
- Frosting Recipe: Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, it’s time to top them with frosting. Many people like chocolate-on-chocolate. Choose your favorite chocolate frosting recipe. For best results, you need a thick frosting piled on top of each cupcake in pretty designs. Remember, we are trying to make these cupcakes look like the gourmet recipes you can find at a local bakery.
- Toppings: Finally, position a chocolate pretzel to stick up from the frosting on each cupcake. Finish by adding a few colorful sprinkles, such as orange, yellow, and white, for Thanksgiving colors. Or, red, green, and white are great colors for the Christmas season.
Where to Buy the Best Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Do you want to try this recipe at home? Then you’ll need to buy high-quality pretzels to put on top of your cupcakes. Check out our Nature’s Garden brand of chocolate covered pretzels, including fun flavors for your cupcakes: key lime, dark chocolate, raspberry, and more.