These Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are the best treat for this time of year. My kids love making and decorating them and they are perfect for movie night.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe is a classic. We make them each year and they are one of my favorite Christmas treats. The salty and sweet is one of my favorite combinations.
My kids love these and they are really fun to make with the kids for a fun Christmas activity. These are great for spreading the Christmas cheer as well. Tie up 6 to 12 of these with some nice holiday ribbon, place in a decorative baggie, and give them out to neighbors and co-workers.
How to make Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods:
Start by separating your different chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowls. Melt your chocolate for the rods, then start dipping and spreading the chocolate on the pretzels. Decorate with sprinkles then alow to cool/harden and enjoy.
- Pretzel Rods
- Chocolate Chips - feel free to use a variety of chips like milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, dark chocolate.
- Christmas Sprinkles
Step one: Get started by preparing your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Tip: Don't skip this step. Parchment paper is a must so your chocolate can dry and then be removed easily.
Step two: Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt for 30 seconds at a time removing and mixing each time until melted and smooth.
Step three: Hold pretzel rods over chocolate and spoon on. Next, sprinkle on Christmas sprinkles and lay on your prepared parchment paper to dry.
Step four: Now you can repeat with each pretzel rod. Allow the chocolate to harden (refrigerate as needed) then serve
How to Store Chocolate Covered Pretzels:
Keep pretzels in an airtight container for 4-5 days. I recommend a container over a large ziplock bag. Pretzels are a more delicate
How long can you store these pretzel rods?
These pretzel rods are great to be made in advance or to be given out as goodie bags to guests and co-workers. They will last about 2-3 weeks in a well-sealed container. Being kept in a zip lock baggie will not protect the pretzel rod from possibly breaking.
Also, you do not need to store them in the refrigerator. Room temperature storage is best for these pretzel rods. Believe it or not, the refrigerator actually causes the pretzels to go stale faster.
Here are a few more Christmas treats that I think you will love.
- Yellow Cake Batter Christmas Cookies
- Christmas Puppy Chow
- Grinch Cookies
- Chocolate Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe
- 15 pretzel rods
- 12 oz chocolate chips (or use half chocolate and half white chocolate)
- Christmas sprinkles
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt for 30 seconds at a time removing and mixing each time until melted and smooth.
- Hold pretzel rods over chocolate and spoon on. Next, sprinkle on Christmas sprinkles and lay on your prepared parchment paper to dry.
- Repeat with each pretzel rods. Allow the chocolate to harden (refrigerate as needed) then serve.