Schokoladenpretzel (Chocolate Pretzels)

READY IN: 40mins
Top Review by Jennifer

My family wasn't crazy about these pretzels. I didn't make any changes to the ingredients or directions. My husband and kids thought the pretzels needed more chocolate and the icing was too sweet. They told me not to make these again, so I'm giving this recipe 3 stars.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix 1/2 cup butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and milk.
  3. Sift cocoa and flour.
  4. Mix into butter mixture until thoroughly blended.
  5. Chill dough until firm enough to handle (about 30 minutes).
  6. Using 2 teaspoons of dough, roll a rope about 12 inches long between your hands.
  7. Shape into a pretzel as follows: make a loop bout 1 1/2 inches in diameter by crossing the ends, leaving 1-inch tails.
  8. Flip the loop down over the crossed ends. Press firmly into place.
  9. Place pretzels on greased baking sheets.
  10. Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes.
  11. Make frosting in a small bowl.
  12. Mix cocoa and confectioners' sugar.
  13. Gradually stir in butter and vanilla.
  14. If frosting is too thick, thin with milk.
  15. When pretzels are cool, spread with cocoa frosting.

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