Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Quest Bar Cupcakes

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Stop yourself. As drool-worthy as that bag of chocolate-covered pretzels might look right now, you could do so much better.  The same sweet-salty combo you’re craving is taken to new heights in this unique cupcake recipe, featuring a mere five ingredients that create a mouthwatering flavor-and-texture dynamic. Yes, pretzels are involved. Chocolate’s there, too. Even better: it’s the chewy-gooey brownie-type chocolate.

 Chocolate Protein Cupcakes with Pretzel CrumbleChocolate-Covered Pretzel Quest Bar Cupcakes

Makes 3 cupcakes
Macros per cupcake:
178 calories | 7 g protein | 20.3 g carbs | 7.2 g fiber | 10.1 g fat | 3.3 g sugar


Chocolate Brownie Quest Bar
1 cup gluten-free pretzel sticks
1 Tbsp. stevia
1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
2 tsp. honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare 3 silicone or paper cupcake liners with nonstick cooking spray. Place in a muffin/cupcake pan and set aside.
  2. Cut Quest Bar into 4 even pieces. Cut one of those pieces into 4 smaller pieces and set aside.
  3. Microwave the 3 larger pieces for 12 seconds and mold to the bottom of each cupcake liner.
  4. Place pretzels in a food processor and pulse. I prefer to have smaller pretzel chunks, but you can blend into a fine powder if desired.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine pretzel pieces, stevia, coconut oil and honey.
  6. Evenly spoon pretzel mixture into each cupcake liner. Press down lightly with your fingers.
  7. Microwave the remaining 4 smaller Quest Bar pieces for 8 seconds and flatten with a rolling pin. Spray your rolling pin with nonstick cooking spray to make it easier to roll.
  8. Lay flattened Quest Bar pieces over pretzel mixture and press down lightly.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes.
  10. Remove and let set for at least 30 minutes before removing the cupcake liners.
  11. Drizzle with melted chocolate or coconutter and sprinkle with any additional pretzel pieces. Enjoy!