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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, covered, pretzel, rods
Servings: 35
Calories: 101kcal
Author: DSTR


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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