Chocolate covered pretzels might be my all time favorite treat to make and share. They are SO darn easy to make, there is no baking, the options for customizing them are endless and with their delicious sweet and salty crunch, everyone always loves them. If I’m ever unsure what to make to take to a party or give to friends, chocolate covered pretzels are my go to treat.
The pretzels I am sharing today are made with the pretzel rods.
I love them and they are pretty, but truth be told I really prefer to make the knot style. The rods are a bit trickier to dip and cover with chocolate (I tend to hold my pretzel rod over my bowl of chocolate and spoon the chocolate on and down the pretzel), where the knot style are the perfect size to dip in a bowl of chocolate. I am pretty devoted to the Snyder’s Old Tyme pretzels when it comes to the knot shape, as they are about the same thickness as the pretzel rods, and I think it’s a perfect ratio of pretzel to chocolate.
Here’s a video of how I make my pretzels. Again, these are the knots, but the rods are very similar.
You really don’t even need a recipe, you simply melt your chocolate coating, dip your pretzels, sprinkle and let dry. It is SUPER simple. 🙂 I use on package of chocolate coating/melts for one bag of pretzels. Use as few or as many sprinkles as you’d like.
When working with sprinkles, you really want to make sure that the excess chocolate has dripped off before you start sprinkling, or it’s very easy to end up with a gloppy mess of sprinkles and chocolate sliding off of your pretzel. As you can see in the video, I like to have a big bowl under my sprinkles to catch the excess sprinkles, so that I can reuse them. No wasting sprinkles.
I think Valentine sprinkles are my absolute favorite I ADORE the Micro Heart Sprinkles. Seriously they are like the happiest, cutest little sprinkle of the sprinkle world, at least in my sprinkle loving opinion. Heck, I even did a complete recipe round up of recipes using heart sprinkles.
But there are lots of other options, and you can check out my post all about sprinkles to see them all. The pretty glittery pink ones you see in this batch are made using the edible glitter, which does not actually look like glitter (that is the non-toxic glitter, which actually looks like glitter, but in the FDA’s opinion isn’t actually food – you know, like Play-Doh!).
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- 1 bag 16 oz Snyder's Of Hanover Old Tyme Pretzels or Pretzel Rods
- 1 package 16 oz Chocolate or Vanilla Candiquik or other candy coating
- Assorted Sprinkles
- Melt Candiquik or other chocolate coating according to package directions. Line two baking sheets with was or parchment paper. Working one pretzel at a time, dip your pretzel into your melted Candiquik or other candy coating. Tap pretzel gently to shake off excess candy coating. Sprinkle with sprinkles of choice. Place on wax paper to allow to dry, approximately 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining pretzels. Store in a covered container.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
I hope you have fun making chocolate covered pretzels for your friends and family. I’m certain they will thank you for it! Check out my other salty sweet treats…
Check out all of my Valentine’s Day recipes!
Hi, these pretzels are looking gorgeous and the idea of coating with chocolate is amazing. Thank you.
How long can these be stored?
Christi Johnstone says
I think you’d be okay up to a week. That said, they are so incredibly fast to make, I usually make them right before I need them.
I am planning to make these for a birthday party at my place.My question is how many days in advance I can make these?
Anu, I think you are good with 2-3 days, just make sure you don’t store them anywhere warm.
Thanks for to forbear instructions. It would be nice to know how many pretzels can be covered per one pack of melted candy vanilla. No YouTube videos tell you that. Also, your video starts in the middle instead of something like here’s how… per one package of melted candy vanilla….
Hi, how long in advance can you make these with the pretzel rods still staying fresh? And, how should they be stored? I’ve read mixed things online so I was wondering.
I really prefer only a day or two as they do start to get soft under the chocolate after much more than that. Now that said, I’ve find that cay vary pretty widely based on pretzel brands and styles.