Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe

Chocolate covered pretzel rods recipe. Easy beginners guide to making your own chocolate covered pretzels, right at home.

Everyone loves chocolate covered pretzel rods. It’s such a fun little treat that comes with its own handle. Now that’s a win win.

But for some reason, I left the pretzel chocolate fun for everyone else. Someone else’s birthday party. Someone else’s holiday event. Why?

Well, it’s simple. They are gorgeous and delicious. Which means they must be complicated.

For goodness sakes. Buy the chocolate. Buy the pretzels. Because it’s time to make our own.

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So pick up these simple ingredients and have some fun with the kids, because this chocolate dipped snack is a must have for any time of year.

It really is an easy little dessert or sweet and salty snack, done in such a short time. But if you’re a chocolate dipped pretzel beginner, there are a few tips and tricks you’ll want to know to set you up for success.



  • pretzel rods
  • 12 oz. white chocolate
  • 12 oz. milk chocolate
    • optional toppings
      • sprinkles
      • nuts
      • crushed gram crackers, Oreos or cookies ect.
      • M&M’s
Chocolate covered pretzel rod ingredients.


You can melt the chocolate a couple of different ways.

You can microwave the chocolate on low power. Taking care to stir it with a spatula every 30 seconds. Or you can use a double broiler and melt your chocolate over the stove.

For this recipe we used Bakers white and semi-sweet chocolate bars. But you could use your favorite, or something you already have on hand.

Melted milk chocolate.

Once the chocolate is melted, transfer it to a tall cup or mason jar. Dip 3/4 of the way and sprinkle with your favorite toppings. (you can tip your jar or cup a tad to get chocolate to cover more of the pretzel.)

Dipped pretzel rod in tall glass.

Allow excess chocolate to drip off.

Place on parchment paper and cover with toppings while the chocolate is still wet.

When you allow the excess chocolate to drip off, you have less chocolate dripping and sticking down to the parchment paper while drying. You may break a pretzel rod or two, so just be gentle when peeling them off.

Heart sprinkled pretzel rod.

I decided to use my cookie sheet with a rack, for cooling. As you can guess it did exactly what you would think.

It made lines in the back of my chocolate pretzels! But that’s ok. It didn’t make them taste any less delicious.

Chocolate pretzel rods cooling on rack.


White chocolate is a little touchy. If a little bit of moisture gets into the chocolate, it can seize. Making the chocolate grainy and lumpy. At this point the chocolate won’t continue to melt.

You can try to save it by stirring in a bit of butter. It may bring it back enough to enjoy this pretzel treat, but it might make the chocolate softer than you would like. If it’s just for you and your family, enjoy it! But if you want it to set a bit harder, then you may want to start over.

Save that lumpy chocolate for something else, like cookies with chocolate chunks, or scones.

Chocolate covered pretzel rods in a clear glass cup.

My kids love making this chocolate cover pretzel rods recipe. Things might get a little messy in the kitchen but anytime you add sprinkles to the party things can get a bit out of hand.

Embrace the mess! and enjoy the dessert.

Happy Cooking ~ Sara

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe

Easy beginners guide to making your own chocolate covered pretzels, right at home.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate,, pretzel
Servings: 12
Calories: 304kcal


  • 24 pretzel rods
  • 12 oz. white chocolate
  • 12 oz. milk chocolate


  • sprinkles
  • nuts
  • cookies
  • crushed candies


  • Melt your chocolate in a microwave safe container at half power. Stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Transfer into tall cup or mason jar.
  • Dip your pretzel rod.
  • Allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place on parchment paper and add toppings.
  • Allow to dry completely.
  • Repeat


Makes approximately 24 chocolate covered pretzel rods. 
Be sure to be gentle when removing pretzel rods from the parchment paper once dry. They have a tendency to want to stick. Allowing excess chocolate to drip off before placing on the parchment may help. 
*Nutritional facts provided are an estimate and will very based on brands of ingredients used and cooking methods. 


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
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