chocolate covered pretzel rods with candy chocolate on top
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are perfect for any holiday and all occasions. Covered in melted chocolate and then topped with your favorite candy, this is a great snack kids and adults will love.
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  1. Chocolate Covered Pretzel rods
  2. How long do chocolate covered pretzels last?
  3. How do you make chocolate covered pretzel rods?
  4. How long does it take for chocolate covered pretzels to harden?
  5. Can I freeze chocolate covered pretzels?
  6. How do you make candy coated chocolate dipped pretzel rods?
  7. What candy can be used to make chocolate covered pretzel rods?
  8. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are perfect for any holiday and all occasions. Covered in melted chocolate and then topped with your favorite candy, this is a great snack kids and adults will love.

We love easy to make party food! Pair these sweet and salty chocolate covered pretzels with easy to make S’more Bites or our no-bake peanut butter balls for a party your guests will never forget!

chocolate covered pretzel rods on a sheet pan coated in different crushed candy.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel rods

Hi everyone, this is Shannon from The Food Cafe, tis the season for treats and more treats and this chocolate covered pretzel recipe will be a sure win for kids young and old.

Who can resist their favorite candy toppings, mixed with chocolate all topped on a salty pretzel with a little crunch. These chocolate covered pretzels are fun to make and the candy combinations are endless.

They are a great treat for any Holiday or party celebration and such a cute idea for kids to give to their teachers. Put some in a cute bag and tie them up with some colorful string for an adorable and delicious DIY Holiday Gift!.

Whatever combination of candy and chocolate you decide,  you will love the sweet and salty flavor that comes in each and every bite.

Itching for more sweet and salty? You don’t want to miss our Caramel Apple Nachos – they are always a HUGE hit!

How long do chocolate covered pretzels last?

  • Once you have dipped your pretzels and covered them with candy place them in the refrigerator to allow them to set.
  • You can keep them stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.

chocolate covered pretzel rods coated with candy toppings.

How do you make chocolate covered pretzel rods?

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or silicon baking mat (my favorite thing ever).
  2. Using a microwave safe container (I recommend these dipping tubes by Wilton) fill 3/4 of the way with chocolate melts of choice. Place in microwave and melt for 1 minute. Stir and melt in additional 30 second increments until fully melted.
  3. Working with one pretzel rod at a time, dip into melted chocolate and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue with remaining pretzel rods until all have been covered with chocolate. You may have to reheat chocolate in the microwave to keep it a silky consistency.
  4. Place in refrigerator for chocolate to set.

How long does it take for chocolate covered pretzels to harden?

It doesn’t take long for the chocolate to harden on the pretzels. After you have dipped pretzels on parchment paper lined baking sheet place in the refrigerator to harden for about 10 minutes.

Can I freeze chocolate covered pretzels?

  • Freezing the pretzels isn’t ideal. The moisture from the freezer may cause the pretzels to get soft and also make the pretzels taste stale.

chocolate covered pretzel rods being dipped in chocolate.

How do you make candy coated chocolate dipped pretzel rods?

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or silpat.
  2. Chop candy morsels into bite sized pieces, place  in separate containers and set aside.
  3. Using a microwave safe container fill 3/4 of the way with chocolate melts of choice. Place in microwave and melt for 1 minute. Stir and melt in additional 30 second increments until fully melted.
  4. Working with one pretzel rod at a time, dip into melted chocolate and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue with remaining pretzel rods until all have been covered with chocolate. You may have to reheat chocolate in the microwave to keep it a silky consistency.
  5. Allow the pretzels to begin to harden about 3-4 minutes, then press pieces of candy into chocolate. You don’t want to add the candy right away because it will slide off the pretzel.
  6. Place back on rimmed baking sheet and put in refrigerator to fully harden, about 10 minutes.
  7. Store in an airtight container separating layers with parchment paper, or if giving as gifts place 1-2 pretzels inside a pretzel treat bag.

Chocolate covered pretzel rod candy toppings and chocolate melts

What candy can be used to make chocolate covered pretzel rods?

There are many candy options you can use to create your own chocolate covered pretzel recipe.

  • Butterfingers
  • Reese’s pieces
  • M&M’s
  • Snickers
  • Twix
  • Peppermint patty’s
  • Skittles
  • Mike & Ikes
  • Starburst
  • Red hots

Chocolate covered pretzel rods covered in candy

This chocolate covered pretzel rods recipe will be a fun and easy way to sweeten your Holidays and bring a smile to all those who are eating them.

If you love chocolate you should also try these Triple Chip Caramel Brownies or this Texas Sheet Cake.

5 from 1 vote
chocolate covered pretzel rods with candy chocolate on top

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Author — Shannon Johanson
Serves — 20
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are perfect for any holiday and all occasions. Covered in melted chocolate and then topped with your favorite candy, this is a great snack kids and adults will love.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 12 oz bag of candy melts chocolate, white, and red. You can also use candy bark.
  • 1 package pretzel rods
  • 4 packages candy of choice chopped. I used miniature M&M’s, Butterfingers, Twix, and crunch bars.
  • 2 rimmed baking sheets lined with parchment paper
  • 3 microwave safe dipping containers

Instructions
 

  • Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are perfect for any holiday and all occasions.  Covered in melted chocolate and then topped with your favorite candy, this is a great snack kids and adults will love.
  • Chop candy morsels into bite sized pieces, place in separate containers and set aside.
  • Using a microwave safe container fill 3/4 of the way with chocolate melts of choice. Place in microwave and melt for 1 minute. Stir and melt in additional 30 second increments until fully melted.
  • Working with one pretzel rod at a time, dip into melted chocolate and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue with remaining pretzel rods until all have been covered with chocolate. You may have to reheat chocolate in the microwave to keep it a silky consistency.
  • Allow the pretzels to begin to harden about 3-4 minutes, then press pieces of candy into chocolate. You don't want to add the candy right away because it will slide off the pretzel.
  • Place back on rimmed baking sheet and put in refrigerator to fully harden, about 10 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container separating layers with parchment paper, or if giving as gifts place 1-2 pretzels inside a pretzel treat bag.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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