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Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods and chocolate dipped pretzels are the perfect handmade treat to give friends, family, and teachers! Who doesn’t love a pretzel that has been hand dipped in melted chocolate that is then sprinkled with their favorite candy that is placed in a cellophane bag tied with the most elegant ribbon. This treat looks so elegant, but yet it is so easy to make with this simple tutorial. 

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

I have always been a huge fan of chocolate dipped pretzel rods even since I was a little girl. I remember the first time I saw one my eyes seriously lit up! This massive pretzel that was dipped in chocolate and then coated with chunks of my favorite candy, I was seriously hooked! 

candy covered pretzel rods

For the longest time, I thought that these were way over my ability to make until one day a friend stopped by with some of the most gorgeous chocolate dipped pretzels and I asked where she had purchased them, to my surprise she said that she made them that morning. Later in the week we got together and made Chocolate dipped pretzels and I was hooked! Ever since then I make them for almost every occasion because they are so easy to make, make great gifts, and look so elegant! I mean who wouldn’t want a salty sweet treat covered with delicious candy pieces? 

I am seriously so excited to teach you how to make easy chocolate dipped pretzels! I know you will love them too! 

If you love pretzels and chocolate, be sure to try our grinch pretzels and our bunny butt pretzels

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

1. Melt the candy coating or morsels in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir vigorously and then reheat in 15 second increments, stirring well between each heating, giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.

melt chocolate and dip the pretzels

2. Pour candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. If applying sprinkles or candy, do so immediately. Larger sprinkles and candy pieces work best if placed individually. 

dip with favorite toppings

3. Place the pretzel rod on waxed paper or a cooling rack.

4. Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.

candy covered pretzel rods

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you are making chocolate covered pretzels with candy you want to place the candy and sprinkles on immediately. Waiting too long will cause them not to stick. 
  • Big chunks work best when it comes to candy and sprinkles. 
  • I highly recommend using wax paper to place your chocolate dipped pretzel rods when you are waiting for the chocolate to harden. The wax paper helps them harden and not stick to anything. 
  • Feel free to dip your pretzels in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate. 
  • If you are going to double dip your pretzels, be sure to let the first layer harden completely. 
candy covered pretzel rods

Storage

You will want to store these in an airtight container at room temperature. You do not want to place these in the fridge because it may cause the pretzels to soften. 

How far in advance can I make chocolate covered pretzel rods?

You can make chocolate covered pretzel rods up to 2 weeks in advance when you store them in an airtight container at room temperature. 

chocolate dipped pretzel rods

How do you thin chocolate for dipping pretzels?

You want to thin your chocolate with vegetable shortening or coconut oil. Adding any other liquid will cause the candy to seize and harden.

candy covered pretzel rods

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Melt the candy coating or morsels in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir vigorously and then reheat in 15 second increments, stirring well between each heating, giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
    2. Pour candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. If applying sprinkles or candy, do so immediately. Larger sprinkles and candy pieces work best if placed individually. 
    3. Place the pretzel rod on waxed paper or a cooling rack. 
    4. Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.

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