chocolate covered pretzel rods


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A perfect blend of sweet and salty, Decadent Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are not just a treat but a delightful experience. Ideal for festive occasions or as a charming gift, these treats bring a touch of elegance and joy to any table.

Their simplicity in preparation belies the rich, indulgent flavor they offer. Let’s dive into the world of making these irresistible snacks.


  • Chocolate Chips (12 oz): The heart of the recipe, providing a rich and creamy coating.
  • Pretzel Rods (30): The perfect salty base for the chocolate.
  • Holiday Sprinkles: Add a dash of color and festivity.
  • Chopped Nuts: For a crunchy twist.
  • Mini Marshmallows: A sweet, soft topping for an extra layer of texture.


  1. Melt the Chocolate: Pour chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until melted smoothly.
  2. Dip the Pretzels: Dip each pretzel rod into the chocolate, covering about ¾ of its length. Gently shake off excess chocolate.
  3. Add Toppings: Lay the chocolate-dipped pretzel on parchment paper. Sprinkle with your choice of toppings, twisting the rod for even coverage.
  4. Set the Chocolate: Place pretzel rods in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set the chocolate.
  5. Enjoy: Relish these delightful treats once the chocolate has set.

Tools and Equipment


  • Avoid Overheating Chocolate: Overheated chocolate can burn and become unusable.
  • Alternative Melting Methods: Consider a double boiler or a crockpot with warm water for a gentler melt.
  • Packaging and Storage: Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place.


Each serving approximately contains:

  • Calories: 104 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 4g


  • Best Method for Dipping: Transfer melted chocolate to a tall mason jar for easy dipping.
  • Storage: No need to refrigerate; store at room temperature in a cool, dry place.

Crafting these Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods is a delightful endeavor, perfect for involving family and friends in the kitchen.

Enjoy the process and the delicious results!

If you’re enjoying the delightful simplicity of these Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods and looking for another festive treat, be sure to check out our Christmas Oreo Truffles for more holiday-inspired indulgence!

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chocolate covered pretzel rods

Indulge in the sweet and salty world of Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods. These easy-to-make treats are perfect for any festive occasion or as a thoughtful gift.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 servings 1x




  1. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, using 30-second increments and stirring in between until smooth.
  2. Dip each pretzel rod into the melted chocolate, covering about ¾ of its length.
  3. Lay the chocolate-dipped pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle with your choice of holiday sprinkles, nuts, or mini marshmallows.
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to set the chocolate.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • Be careful not to overheat the chocolate to avoid burning.
  • You can also use a double boiler or a crockpot for melting chocolate.
  • Store the pretzel rods at room temperature in a cool, dry place.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 pretzel rod
  • Calories: 104 kcal
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 156mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg

Keywords: Chocolate Pretzel, Holiday Treat, Easy Dessert

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