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Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

These easy chocolate covered pretzel rods are a holiday classic. Salty pretzels dipped in melted chocolate sprinkle with your favorite toppings! Not only do these package well, but you can make them so fun and festive. These work with any type of pretzel but my personal favorite are the rods or the giant twists! Pair together with a variety of festive sprinkles and colored sugar, these are great for the whole family!

pretzels rods on a bed of paper shreds
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Variations:

  • Peppermint – mix a little peppermint extract into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies
  • Caramel – dip in caramel before dipping in chocolate
  • Use colored candy melts for a variety of colors
  • Oreo – dip in melted white chocolate and roll in crushed Oreo cookies
pretzel rod being dipped in a glass of chocolate

Use a tall glass to easily dip each pretzel

Grocery List:

  • Pretzel Rods or Giant Pretzel Twists
  • Milk, White, or Dark Chocolate
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sprinkles or colored sugar
chocolate covered pretzel rods  with sprinkles

Instructions

Line baking sheet with silpat mats or parchment paper, set aside.

In a microwave safe container, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil*. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring each time.

Transfer melted chocolate into a deep glass, dip each pretzel rod and allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Place on the lined baking sheet and continue until all of the pretzels have been coated. You may need to reheat the chocolate, if it gets to thick, thin with a little extra coconut oil.

Allow to chocolate to dry slightly, but not completely. Coat with sprinkles and colored sugar or allow to dry completely and drizzle with a different type of chocolate.

Once completely dry, store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

* If you want to use different kinds of chocolate reduce the amount my half and divide the coconut oil between each. For example, 6 oz. white chocolate and 6 oz. milk chocolate, each one would get 1 1/2 tsps. of coconut oil.

*If you want to dip the rods in one type of chocolate and drizzle with another kind, allow the chocolate to dry completely between coatings.*See variations for different flavor ideas

bowl of Christmas sprinkles

Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Holiday Baking, Pretzels, Treat Box
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20 pretzels
Calories: 48kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
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Ingredients: 

  • 1 12 oz. Bag pretzel rods
  • 12 oz. Milk, dark, or white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • sprinkles or colored sugar, for decorating

Instructions:

  • Line baking sheet with silpat mats or parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a microwave safe container, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil*. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring each time.
  • Transfer melted chocolate into a deep glass, dip each pretzel rod and allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Place on the lined baking sheet and continue until all of the pretzels have been coated. You may need to reheat the chocolate, if it gets to thick, thin with a little extra coconut oil.
  • Allow to chocolate to dry slightly, but not completely. Coat with sprinkles and colored sugar or allow to dry completely and drizzle with a different type of chocolate.
  • Once completely dry, store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes:

* If you want to use different kinds of chocolate reduce the amount my half and divide the coconut oil between each. For example, 6 oz. white chocolate and 6 oz. milk chocolate, each one would get 1 1/2 tsps. of coconut oil.
*If you want to dip the rods in one type of chocolate and drizzle with another kind, allow the chocolate to dry completely between coatings.
*See variations for different flavor ideas

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 pretzel | Calories: 48 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 4 mg | Potassium: 1 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 5 g | Calcium: 1 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

coated pretzels on top of shredded paper

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