Auntie Anne's Chocolate Chip and M&M Pretzels

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by Auntie Anne's Design Team

Auntie Anne's Chocolate Chip and M&M Pretzels

A little bit of chocolate, a little bit of pretzel, a lot of yum!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time may vary based on ovens used and time needed to prepare dough. For better results, you may want to first read the instructions provided in the Auntie Anne's At Home Baking Kit or watch the video provided above.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • 3
    Spray an area of the counter with nonstick spray and turn the risen dough out onto that portion of the counter. Do not spray or flour the area where you will roll pretzels.
  • 4
    Cut strips of dough that measure 1-1/2 inch wide x 8 inch long.
  • 5
    Place 12-15 chocolate chips or M&M’s down the center of the dough strip and push the candy pieces fully into the dough.
  • 6
    Pull dough strip to stretch it out. Start in the middle of strip. Move your hands outward while pulling, stretching, and rolling the dough strip. Roll each piece into a rope 1/2 inch wide x 36 inch long (about the thickness of your finger). Do not over-roll the dough strip.
  • 7
    Pretzels:
    Shape dough strip into a “U” on the counter. Cross the ends (A & B), then cross them again. Pinch the ends to the bottom of the “U” about 2 inches apart. Use the pretzel printed on this page as a guide. Experiment with other shapes, letters, or numbers; use your creativity!
    Pretzel Stix:
    Cut the 36 inch strip of dough into 6 equal portions (approximately 6 inch each).
  • 8
    Roll all pretzels, stix or shapes before proceeding.
  • 9
    In a medium bowl, dissolve 1 baking soda packet (included in the Baking Kit) in 4 cups of very hot water (150°F). Stir until nearly dissolved.
  • 10
    Lightly coat a baking tray with nonstick spray. Pick up each pretzel by the pinched ends and quickly dip into the baking soda solution. Place pretzel on towel to drain off excess solution, then place on coated tray.
  • 11
    Bake one tray at a time on the center rack in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, rotate tray 180° and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes or until golden brown. Baking times may vary.
  • 12
    Optional - melt 1 stick of butter. After baking pretzels and before they cool, brush butter over top of pretzels.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Auntie Anne's Home Baking Kit 104576963
  • 13 inch x 9 inch Baking Pan
  • Nonstick Spray
  • Flour (a few teaspoons for dusting work surface)
  • Large Package of Chocolate Chips or M&M's
  • Hot Water (4 cups)
  • 1 Stick Butter (optional - see step 12)