Chocolate Pretzel Rods

Who doesn’t love chocolate covered pretzels, sweet and salt for every bite?!  For this recipe, finding pretzel rods was a bit of a challenge and I came across it only by accident.  I was window shopping at my local cake supply store and there they were, all in one piece so I purchased some. Also for those of you who don’t have a local cake shop around the corner, try Smart & Final, however the bag has a lot of broken pieces.


I kept this recipe simple and I used a five different kinds of sprinkles and some of the sprinkles tasted like peppermint and gingerbread men which I found really neat!  Do all sprinkles have a unique taste?


I don’t know what I was thinking, but I accidently burned the candy melts! Who does that?!  Well, that would be me ladies and gentlemen.  I microwaved the chocolate for three minutes and was a big mistake, normally you only warm it for about a minute (if it is a small batch of candy melts). Well, I discovered that the candy melts were ready after 30 seconds, it’s just I didn’t mix it thoroughly for the chocolates to melt.

burned chocolate

These pretzels tasted amazing, I hope you enjoy them too!



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Chocolate Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Pretzel Rods
  • assorted color candy melts
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • sprinkles
  1. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl according to directions or microwave every 30 seconds and mix in between.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of shortening and mix well.
  3. Dip pretzel rods, add sprinkles, and allow the pretzels to sit on wax paper for 10 seconds before handling.


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  1. How lucky that you have a local cake shop. I don’t think I have one but I’m definitely going to look for one. And how easy is this recipe? Great to make with kids!

    • Yes, I only discovered my local cake shop just recently and I love going there! If you don’t have one, you should open one up Diana! 🙂 Yes this recipe is very easy and great to make with kids!! Thanks for stopping by!

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