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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes Recipe

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There is no denying the flavor of this Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes Recipe! Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting with chocolate pretzels? Yes, please! Cupcake recipes like this are the best!

You can make these anytime to curb that chocolate craving – or whip them up as a fun dessert for family and friends!

Using a cake mix is one of the reasons that this insanely good dessert is so popular. Cake mix recipes are just so simple and easy to do!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes Recipe

My boys are all about cupcakes. What better way to be able to grab a dessert and walk around eating it? There is no reason not to make this sweet treat!

Adding the cocoa powder to the mix enhances that dark coloring and wonderful flavor, and I love the crunchy pretzels on top. It’s a bit of that sweet and salty that we all love.

If you’re craving an easy dessert recipe that can be served any time you want, these pretzel cupcakes are it. Trust me – you’re going to be hooked!

Why should I use a cake mix for cupcakes?

Cake mixes can be a lifesaver when whipping up a batch of cupcakes in a pinch. Not only are they convenient, but they also ensure that cupcakes come out perfectly every time.

With the mix, you won’t have to worry about measuring out ingredients or attempting to get the perfect balance of dry and wet ingredients – it’s all done for you!

Cake mix cupcakes come in a wide range of flavors, from classic vanilla to decadent chocolate, so you can easily switch up the flavors to create something new and exciting.

We all lead busy lives, so why not make baking a bit easier and not sacrifice any of the deliciousness?

Give cake mix cupcakes a try and taste the difference for yourself!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cake Mix Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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How should I store baked cupcakes?

After putting in all the time and effort to bake a batch of delicious cupcakes, storing them correctly ensures their taste and freshness.

The best way to store baked cupcakes is to keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. Let them cool completely before placing them in the container to avoid excess moisture.

Store them in the refrigerator if you keep them for more than a day or two. However, refrigeration can cause the cupcakes to dry out, so cover them with plastic wrap or a similar protective layer.

With the proper storage techniques, your baked cupcakes can last up to five days and taste just as scrumptious as the day you made them!

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

This Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes Recipe is made using a boxed cake mix - and topped with chocolate-coated pretzels!


  • Box Chocolate Cake + ingredients on the box
  • 3/4 cup Pretzels
  • 1 cup Salted Butter, softened at room temperature
  • 4 cups Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Flaked Salt, this can be optional
  • 18 Chocolate-Covered Pretzels


  1. Preheat the oven according to the directions on the cake mix box.
  2. Add the cupcake liners to the cupcake pan.
  3. Make the cake mix as directed on the box.
  4. Crush 1/2 cup of the pretzels and divide them evenly among the cupcake liners. Add 1/4 cup of the batter to each liner.
  5. Put the cupcakes in the oven and bake as directed on the box.
  6. Let the cupcakes cool.
  7. To make the frosting, beat the powdered icing sugar, butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and milk. Taste and adjust as needed. (you can add more sugar, milk, etc.)
  8. This part can be optional, but if you want to crush another 1/4 cup of pretzels into a fine powder and toast in a skillet for two minutes, this is a fun way to add a salted pretzel flavor to the frosting.
  9. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag with a large star tip on the end, and swirl the frosting on top of the cooled cupcakes.
  10. Add flaked salt and a chocolate-covered pretzel on top.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 505mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/16/2023

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Esmé Slabbert

Thursday 29th of June 2023

Perfect for the chocolate lovers. Thank you from your SSPS Team and Esme for sharing your various links with us at #267 SSPS Linky.

Natasha Mairs

Wednesday 28th of June 2023

these look so nice and me and my daughter are big pretzel lovers


Tuesday 27th of June 2023

This looks amazing! Pinning. :) Visiting from Happiness is Homemade.

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