Schokoladenpretzel (Chocolate Pretzels)

Recipe by Mimi Bobeck
READY IN: 40mins




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