Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods….

Finally the tutorial that I promised last week:  How to make my famous Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods.  2 weeks ago I made 160 of these, they aren’t very difficult.  It took a while but I have plenty to use for gifts and Christmas parties.

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Christmas Pretzel Rods

Melt your chocolate chips.

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Set up your station.


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Prep your colored chips.

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Coat the pretzels with chocolate.  Use a spatula to spread the chocolate while spinning the pretzel with your other hand.

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Place your pretzel on cookie sheet and drizzle on red and green topping.

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Sprinkle your favorite toppings: Sprinkles, Crushed M&Ms, Mints, Candy Canes, Etc.

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Let pretzels harden in freezer then enjoy!

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Christmas Pretzel Rods

  • Milk Chocolate
  • Red and Green Melts
  • Sprinkles and Candy for Toppings
  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Coat the pretzel with chocolate leaving a small part exposed to use as a handle.
  3. Lay on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
  4. Melt red & green chips in a squeeze bottle per the directions on the bag and pour over pretzels.
  5. Decorate with sprinkles.
  6. Freeze until hard.
  7. Store in closed containers, in a cold area (garage, freezer etc.) until ready to share.
  8. Enjoy!

These can be adapted for any holiday but for some reason I only make them at Christmas.

Check back tomorrow for a perfect winter soup recipe!


  1. Fabulous job on your pretzels. They look absolutely gorgeous and delicious. I am your newest follower.


  2. These look great Sheena! I am planning on making them for my family this Christmas! Thanks! (p.s. this is Olivia from PA)

  3. just wanted to say your blog is pretty awesome, I use might be of some use to you to

  4. How much of the regular chocolate did you go through to make the 160ish pretzel rods? I am dipping pretzel rods as wedding favors and am not sure how much of the Wilton candy melts I’ll need to purchase. I’m making 400 dipped rods… O_O



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