Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Chocolate covered pretzel rods are a super easy and fun treat to make and gift during the holidays. Beautiful, edible, salty-sweet treats everyone loves!

Chocolate covered pretzel rods on a white plate with a red placemat underneath.

Beautiful, edible, salty-sweet treats everyone loves!

Why pay those ridiculous prices at the store when you can make them yourself?

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods - Super easy and fun treat to make and gift during the holidays. Beautiful, edible, salty-sweet treats everyone loves!

How to make chocolate covered pretzel rods

Prep large baking sheet pans with wax or parchment paper.

Have your set-up ready to go before beginning to melt the chocolate. This will make things go much smoother and quicker.

So set up your workstation with all the sprinkles you are going to use, place colored melting candy (for the drizzle) in heavy-duty zip-top bags.

Melt the chocolate chips. The easiest way I have found is to use a tall, somewhat narrow glass. Measure a pretzel rod in several of your glasses to make sure it’s the size you need.

Place two cups (or as much as your chosen glass will hold) of semi-sweet chocolate chips and one tablespoon of vegetable shortening in the glass.

Microwave for 45 seconds, remove and stir vigorously with a rubber spatula. A rubber spatula makes it easy to scrape the sides of the glass down when stirring the chocolate.

If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

DO NOT OVERHEAT. It’s very easy to burn the chocolate so you need to know your microwave and watch it carefully.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods - pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate placed on parchment paper

Dip the pretzel rods in the glass and tilt the glass as needed to cover as much of the pretzel as desired.

Let excess drip back into the glass and use the rim to remove any extra remaining.

Place on the prepared pan to set up.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods - pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate with green and red sprinkles placed on parchment paper

If using sprinkles, you must sprinkle them before the chocolate starts to set or they won’t adhere to the pretzel.

Pretty, right? Chose your favorite, it’s endless!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods - pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and drizzled with red, white, and green chocolate placed on parchment paper

If using different colored chocolate drizzle, you can dip all the pretzels first.

Then place about 1/2 cup of candy melts of each color in the heavy-duty zip-top bags. Microwave for about 20-25 seconds.

Squish the candy melts around in the bag until they are melted and smooth.

Snip a tiny cut in one corner of the bag and drizzle away.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods - chocolate dipped and decorated pretzel rods standing up in a mason jar

Let the chocolate set and wrap however you like for gifts or store in an air-tight container for you and your family.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods - choclated dipped and decorated pretzel rods placed on a white plate

Easy, fun treats even the kids can help make. They will go crazy with the sprinkles or even love drizzling the colored candy melts over the tops.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods - choclated dipped and decorated pretzel rods placed on a white plate

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe

Chocolate covered pretzel rods on a white plate with a red placemat underneath.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods – Super easy and fun treat to make and gift during the holidays. Beautiful, edible, salty-sweet treats everyone loves!
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Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, covered, pretzel, rods
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 35
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Leigh Harris

Ingredients
 

  • 16 oz pretzel rods
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips semisweet, dark or white chocolate or candy melts
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Line two large baking sheets with wax or parchment paper.
  • Set up your workstation with all the sprinkles you are going to use. Place about 1/2 cup of colored melting candy (for the drizzle) in heavy-duty zip-top bags.
  • Microwave 2 cups of chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in a tall glass for 45 seconds. Stir. 
    The morsels may retain some of their original shapes. If necessary, microwave for additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
    12 ounces chocolate chips, 1-2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • Dip the pretzel rods into melted chocolate, tilting the glass to easily cover as much of the pretzel as you want. 
    Use the side and rim of the glass to remove excess. Place on prepared baking sheet.  Sprinkle with sprinkles.
    16 oz pretzel rods, Sprinkles
  • Or microwave the candy melts in the zip-top bags for about 20-25 seconds, squish the candy around until melted and smooth. 
    Cut a tiny cut corner from each of the bags and drizzle.
  • Let set up. Store in an air-tight container.

Notes

Crockpot Method – Fill tall heat-safe glasses or jars with chocolate chips.  Set them into the crock pot and fill the crock pot with hot water until it’s about halfway up the sides of the jars, be careful not to allow any water to get into the glasses with the chocolate. Set the crockpot to high, once the chocolate is melted, stir with a long-handled spoon, and turn the temperature down to low.
To Make Without a Flat Side – You can use a wire cooling rack and stand them up in each hole. You can cut an X and then push a hole through with your finger in an empty cereal box and place the rods in those. Turn a styrofoam egg carton upside down and poke holes in the top of the egg slots or place them standing up in a tall glass to dry.
Storing – Place them in an air-tight container or bag and store them at room temperature for about 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 Comments

  1. Wow, it look yummy. Thank you for guiding me about Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods. I am chocolate lover and i want to try Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods and i will make it and i am super crazy about the taste of it. I hope it will be one of the best experiences.5 stars

    1. You can use a wire cooling rack and stand them up in each hole. You can cut an X and then push a hole through with your finger in an empty cereal box and place the rods in those. Turn a styrofoam egg carton upside down and poke holes in the top of the egg slots. Place them standing up in a tall glass to dry. I hope these options help.

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