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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Dear beloved readers,

Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to share a recipe that combines the magic of sweet and salty in the most delightful way—Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods! Before we dive into the crunchy, chocolatey goodness, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of you. Your enthusiasm and support inspire me every day to discover and share more tasty wonders like this one.

This recipe is a fantastic treat for any occasion, whether it’s a simple family gathering or a special celebration. It’s incredibly easy to make, and the fun part? You can customize it to your heart’s content! Let’s get into the details, shall we?


To get started, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients:

  • 1 bag of large pretzel rods
  • 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (optional, but helps with the smoothness)
  • Assorted toppings (sprinkles, crushed nuts, mini M&Ms, etc.)

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace

Lay out a large sheet of parchment paper on your counter. This is where you’ll set the chocolate-covered pretzels to dry.

Step 2: Melt the Chocolate

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely smooth and melted.

Step 3: Dip the Pretzels

Dip each pretzel rod into the melted chocolate, turning to coat about three-quarters of its length. Gently tap the pretzel against the side of the bowl to shake off excess chocolate.

Step 4: Add Toppings

Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle your chosen toppings over the chocolate area. Be creative and make each pretzel a little masterpiece!

Step 5: Set to Dry

Place the pretzels on the parchment paper and let them sit until the chocolate hardens. If you’re in a hurry, you can pop them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

Helpful Tips

  • Temperature Tip: Make sure the chocolate is not too hot when dipping, as it can make the pretzels soft.
  • Dipping Tip: If the chocolate gets too thick, reheat it for a few seconds in the microwave.


  • Vegan Friendly: Use dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • White Chocolate Twist: Swap the semisweet chocolate chips for white chocolate for a different taste and look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a double boiler to melt the chocolate?

Absolutely! If you prefer not to use a microwave, melting the chocolate over a double boiler is a great alternative.

How long will these keep?

These pretzels are best enjoyed within 2-3 days, but they can last up to a week if stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Storage Instructions

Keep your chocolate covered pretzel rods in an airtight container. They don’t need to be refrigerated, but keep them away from heat and direct sunlight.

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Thank you for joining me in making these wonderfully simple yet utterly delicious Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods. I hope they bring a smile to your face and a treat to your table! Until next time, keep enjoying the little things that bring big joy.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 pretzel rods


Unleash the delightful contrast of sweet and salty with these easy-to-make Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods! Perfect for parties, snacking, or a unique gift, these treats are not only delicious but also a fun project to share with loved ones. Dive into this simple recipe and let your creativity take the lead with endless topping options!


  • Large pretzel rods
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil (optional, for smoother chocolate)
  • Assorted toppings such as sprinkles, crushed nuts, and mini candies


  1. Prep Your Area: Begin by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the Chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, mix chocolate chips with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.
  3. Dip the Pretzels: Dip each pretzel rod into the chocolate, coating about three-quarters of the way up. Gently tap off any excess chocolate.
  4. Decorate: While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle your chosen toppings over the chocolate-covered section.
  5. Set to Dry: Lay the pretzels on the parchment paper and allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature. For faster setting, refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.


  • For a smoother chocolate finish, ensure the coconut oil is fully integrated into the chocolate before dipping.
  • If the chocolate begins to thicken, briefly reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Microwaving
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 75mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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