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Easy Slow Cooker Chocolate Pretzel clusters- a fun holiday dessert!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Clusters

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peppermint, chocolate peppermint pretzel clusters, pretzel clusters


  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 oz semisweet baking chocolate chopped or broken into squares
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz pretzel nuggets
  • 1 9.9 oz bag M&Ms Holiday Mint flavored candies divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Combine all of the chocolate and the butter in the slow cooker
  2. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 1 hour – do NOT over cook.
  3. Stir the chocolate and allow to heat through until just melted – about 30 more minutes max.
  4. While the chocolate is heating, prepare two cookie sheets by covering with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  5. Stir chocolate until smooth and remove from heat.
  6. Add the pretzels, peppermint extract and all but 1/2 cup of the M&Ms and stir until thoroughly coated.
  7. Drop pretzel mixture in large tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans.
  8. Add on a few more of the peppermint M&M candies to each piece before they set.
  9. Once completely cooled and firm, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to a month