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Grinch Caramel Twist Pretzels are a fun and festive sweet, salty, chewy, and crunchy snack, complete with a Grinch green coating and red candy heart. Perfect for a Grinchmas party or holiday celebration, this no bake recipe makes a hectic season seem easy!
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Table of Contents
  1. Grinch Pretzel Rods
  2. Why We Love This Grinch Caramel Pretzel Rods Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Grinch Caramel Pretzels
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Christmas Recipes
  11. Grinch Pretzel Rods Recipe

These Grinch Pretzels with a fun caramel twist are the perfect reminder that even the grumpiest Grinch deserves a delicious dessert during the Christmas and holiday season.

This sweet and salty snack is so easy to assemble and can be made in minutes using pretzel rods, caramel chews, bright green chocolate, sanding sugar, and a signature red heart sprinkle.

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Grinch Pretzel Rods

Our Grinch Caramel Twist Pretzel recipe is so simple to prepare and makes it easy to keep up with the holiday hustle without the hassle of baking.

These Grinch pretzel rods have a unique twist on the traditional pretzels dipped in chocolate, with soft caramels wrapped around each rod before it’s been coated, sprinkled with green sugar, and completed with a red candy heart.

These Grinch pretzel rods combine sweet, salty, creamy, chewy, and crunchy in each satisfying serving, which means that they have the best tastes and textures in every single bite.

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without spending time in the kitchen with the kids, decorating (and of course devouring) these bright green candy Grinch treats. 

Why We Love This Grinch Caramel Pretzel Rods Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Only uses a handful of ingredients.
  • Great activity to keep little hands busy during the holiday season.
  • Fun to eat while watching the How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie.
  • Great for giving as a hostess gift.
  • Perfect for a Grinch-themed party, a Christmas cookie tray, or a holiday dessert platter.

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Caramel twist ingredients

Ingredients

  • Pretzel rods
  • Werther’s caramel chews: Any other variety of soft caramel will work too!
  • White chocolate chips
  • Vegetable oil
  • Candy hearts or large heart shaped sprinkles
  • Green sugar sprinkles
  • Green food coloring

Substitutions and Additions

  • Pick Your Pretzel: You can sandwich the caramel in between 2 mini pretzels instead of wrapping it around a rod. Pretzel twists, square pretzels or round pretzels all work well for preparing Grinch pretzel caramel bites.
  • Use Other Oils: You can substitute vegetable oil with coconut oil or canola oil.
  • Choose Your Chocolate: You can replace the white chocolate chips and food coloring with green melting chips or green candy melts. A combination of vibrant green candy melts and kelly green candy melts makes a great Grinch green.
Grinch Caramel Twist Pretzels with heart sprinkle
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium-sized microwave-safe bowl
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How to Make Grinch Caramel Pretzels

  1. Wrap The Rod: Roll a caramel chew into a 6-inch rope. Wrap the caramel rope around a pretzel rod, stopping 1 inch from the end.
    Pro Tip: To keep the ends of the caramel in place, press them into the pretzel rod. If your room is warm, you’ll need to set them on a non-stick surface unless immediately dipping in white chocolate.
  2. Melt The Chocolate: Mix the oil with white chocolate chips and microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between each interval until completely melted. Add green food coloring to the melted chocolate and stir.
  3. Coat In Chocolate: Scoop green chocolate over the caramel pretzel rods. Allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl until a smooth coating remains. Place on the parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle With Sugar: Before the chocolate has hardened, sprinkle with green sugar sprinkles and place one red candy heart between caramel swirls.
  5. Serve: Chill in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until the chocolate has hardened. Serve and enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • Make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate when melting it or it will become chunky.
  • The exact amounts of food coloring you add will vary depending on the brand and shade of green you use. Add more or less food coloring until you reach the color you desire.

Storage

  • To Store: These Grinch Caramel Twist Pretzels can be kept at room temperature for up to 24 hours in an airtight container. They can also be stored in a refrigerator for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container. 
Grinch Caramel Twist Pretzels

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I eat these treats warm or cold?

These Grinch caramel twist pretzels are best eaten at room temperature or chilled. Warming them will cause the white chocolate and caramel to melt.

Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?

I do not recommend freezing these Grinch caramel twist pretzels. The white chocolate tends to separate from the pretzel when frozen and the caramel doesn’t thaw well. 

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4 from 2 votes
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Grinch Pretzel Rods

Serves — 8
Grinch Caramel Twist Pretzels are a fun and festive sweet, salty, chewy, and crunchy snack, complete with a Grinch green coating and red candy heart. Perfect for a Grinchmas party or holiday celebration, this no bake recipe makes a hectic season seem easy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 pretzel rods
  • 8 soft Werther’s caramel chews unwrapped
  • cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 candy hearts/large heart sprinkles
  • 3 tablespoons green sugar sprinkles
  • 6 drops green food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Roll a soft caramel chew between your hands or on a table until it is approximately 6 inches long.
  • Starting at the top, wrap the caramel chew around a pretzel rod working your way down to about 1 inch from the end of the pretzel. You can keep the ends of the caramel in place by pressing them into the pretzel rod. If your room is warm, you’ll need to set them on a non-stick surface unless immediately dipping in white chocolate.
  • In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, mix vegetable oil with white chocolate chips until all chocolate chips are coated. Microwave the white chocolate chips 15 seconds at a time, stirring very well in between every 15 seconds until the chocolate chips are completely melted. Make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate, it will become chunky.
  • Add about 6 drops of green food coloring to the white chocolate and stir well. The exact amounts will vary depending on the brand and shade of green you use. Add more or less food coloring until you reach the color you desire.
  • Using a spoon, scoop green chocolate over the caramel pretzel rods starting about an inch from the base down to the tip of the pretzel making sure to cover the entire pretzel and caramel. Allow the excess chocolate to drop back into the bowl until a smooth coating remains on the pretzel.
  • Place the pretzel rods on parchment paper. Before the chocolate has hardened, sprinkle all over with green sugar sprinkles and place one red candy heart between caramel swirls on the pretzel rod.
  • Place the pretzel rods in your refrigerator for about 10 minutes to allow the white chocolate to harden completely.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
These Grinch Caramel Twist Pretzels can be kept at room temperature for up to 24 hours in an airtight container. They can also be stored in a refrigerator for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container. 
Tips:
  • Make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate when melting it or it will become chunky.
  • The exact amounts of food coloring you add will vary depending on the brand and shade of green you use. Add more or less food coloring until you reach the color you desire.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 81mg | 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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  1. 3 stars
    Once I make them and try them I might have a different star amount!!! Giving 3 stars right now. Because they look so very good I can’t wait to make and try them.