Garbage disposal pretzels, or “kitchen sink pretzels,” are the adorable term for delicious chocolate-covered pretzels that include a variety of cookie and candy toppings loaded on top.
Easy to make and use up the last of the sweets in the pantry, these TikTok Viral pretzels are the summer’s HIT.
Perfect for snacks, to gift in a tin, or to gobble up in front of a family movie, this 10-minute snack hack rivals its aptly named cookie predecessor in a fast and just as delicious way.
Waste Not, Want Not: The Magic of TikTok’s Garbage Disposal Pretzels
Say Goodbye to Food Waste: Making TikTok garbage disposal pretzels is super fun and a great hack to cut down on food waste. Turn yesterday’s baking leftovers into today’s yummy snack!
You can grab all those pantry goods sitting with just a bit on the bottom of the bag and use them as a topping.
Be the Talk of the Town: Ready to be a TikTok trendsetter? Post your pretzel-making journey and the finished recipe on your social media accounts.
This homemade chocolate-covered pretzel snack is great to pass on to other parents.
- Pretzels – try pretzel rods, and pretzel sticks as well
- Oreo cookies, crushed
- Waffle cones, crushed
- Chocolate chips
- Creamy peanut butter
Where did these Pretzel Recipes come from?
We were inspired to test out the idea from creator @carolinefischer98 on tiktok. You can see her entire video recipe suggestion (and follow her for more) below:
What did we think about this TikTok Recipe?
These smothered pretzels are tasty! I put too many toppings on the pretzels or needed to spread the chocolate more because some didn’t stick.
I didn’t see how to spread the chocolate, so I drizzled it. I used too many goodies and not enough chocolate.
The great thing about this dessert recipe is that you can get creative and add more or less goodies, and there isn’t a wrong way to make and enjoy them.
How to make Garbage Disposal Pretzels.
- Line a baking sheet (cookie sheet) with parchment paper and spread pretzels into a single layer.
- Top with crushed Oreos and crushed waffle cones.
- Add chocolate chips and peanut butter to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 90 seconds at 50% power. Stir until smooth. If necessary, return to the microwave in 20-second increments at 50% power and stir until smooth.
- Drizzle chocolate on top of pretzels, cookies, and waffle cone pieces.
- Let stand to harden, or pop in the fridge for 10 minutes until the chocolate is set.
- Break apart the pretzel pieces and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge (so the chocolate doesn’t melt).
Try a little flaky sea salt on the unset chocolate for a sweet and salty mix.
Top Add-Ons for Your Garbage Disposal Pretzels
Marshmallows are a classic choice when it comes to sweet toppings. Mini marshmallows could provide a delightful contrast to salty pretzels, and when the whole thing is set with chocolate, they turn gooey and delicious.
Sprinkles: Not only do these add a pop of color, but they also give a nice crunchy texture. The fun shapes and sizes can make your pretzels look perfect for any event, from birthday parties to Christmas.
Toffee Bits: Small chunks of toffee would add a delightful buttery sweetness to your pretzels. Their firm chewiness could be an enjoyable contrast to the pretzel’s crunchiness and the chocolate’s smoothness.
Dried Fruit: Chopped dried fruits like cherries, apricots, or cranberries can provide a tangy counterpoint to the sweetness of the chocolate and cookies.
White Chocolate Drizzle: After your pretzels are set with dark or milk chocolate, drizzle some melted white chocolate over the top. This gives a visually impressive two-tone effect and adds an extra layer of sweetness.