These festive chocolate covered pretzel rods are perfect for any holiday dessert table. Easy to make and fun to gift, you’ll want to add these to your Christmas treats list every year.

Holiday decorated chocolate covered pretzels in a silver coffee tin.

We love holiday recipes that everyone will enjoy, and these easy chocolate covered pretzels are always a favorite.

We also dip pretzels in this Christmas dessert dip and it’s so delicious! I’ve been thinking about adding pretzels to this white chocolate peppermint fudge next time I make it. Doesn’t that sound good?

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🖤 Why We Love this Recipe

We love the mix of the salty pretzel rods and sweetness together. Paired with smooth chocolate and the crunch of the pretzel – it’s a match made in heaven!

We also appreciate that time is a limited resource in December, so being able to put together tasty treats the whole family will love in mere minutes is super helpful.

If that’s not enough reasons to love these favorite Christmas treats, they make great gifts. Pick up decorated coffee tins or holiday coffee cups for gifting pretzels. Wrap with cellophane and ribbon.

You could also use a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon for a small gift. They are great to tie on a gift box as an extra fun treat, too!

🛒 What you Need for this Recipe

Note: You can buy this 2-pack of the mints and chocolate mints now for the holidays.

👩🏻‍🍳 How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzel Logs

Melt the wafers according to package directions in a microwave-safe bowl. It’s very easy to overheat the chocolate melts, so it’s best to do it in short increments.

Bowl of melted chocolate on wood table.

Using a tall glass, pour the melted chocolate into it for dipping the pretzels to cover in chocolate.

Pouring chocolate into a glass.

Use one glass for regular chocolate and another for white chocolate.

White and dark chocolate in glasses.

You’ll want to dip each pretzel rod into the melted chocolate, covering about half of the rod and letting the excess chocolate drop off.

Dark chocolate in glass with pretzel rod.

Over parchment paper, waxed paper, or a plate, drop your choice of holiday sprinkles and chopped toppings over the chocolate-covered pretzels until covered.

Decorated pretzel rods on parchment paper.

Carefully lay pretzel rods on parchment paper to allow time for the chocolate to set. Use this procedure for all pretzel rods. 

Once the pretzel rods are dry and chocolate has set, use cookie icing to add lines to some or all the rods.

Decorated pretzel rods on parchment paper.

If you don’t want to add sprinkles, it’s best to let the first chocolate layer dry before adding lines.

Let your chocolate covered pretzel rods completely dry before wrapping up or serving.

Holiday decorated chocolate covered pretzels in a silver coffee tin.

📖 Variations

Besides being super easy to make, these decorated pretzel rods can be easily changed up for any holiday. Just dip and choose your favorite toppings!

Roll freshly milk chocolate dipped pretzel sticks in crushed peanuts or almonds.

Chop dried cranberries and mix with crushed almonds for a great topping. Roll those freshly dipped rods in the mixture. These will be gone fast! Both white chocolate and dark chocolate would be delicious.

For those who can’t get enough chocolate, you could dip these in mini semi-sweet chocolate chips or mini-m&m pieces.

For s’mores lovers, sprinkle crushed graham crackers and chopped mini marshmallows over the chocolate dipped pretzel.

Use your favorite flavor of chocolate for dipping and get creative with flavors for the drizzle.

You could make these with white chocolate for dipping and pink or blue colored candy melts for drizzling for baby showers!

Make these with your team colors for a tailgate party. Add different sprinkles for more fun!

White chocolate with red drizzle and holiday-themed sprinkles works great for Valentine’s Day desserts.

White chocolate with green drizzle with sprinkles is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day desserts.

Red and blue drizzle would be fun over white chocolate with sprinkles for easy patriotic desserts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these chocolate covered pretzels in advance?

You can make these up to about 2 weeks in advance.

How long can I store these chocolate covered pretzel rods?

In an airtight container, these will keep for up to 2 weeks. Trust me when I say they won’t last that long as they are so delicious!

Can I refrigerate the chocolate covered pretzels?

We don’t recommend freezing them. Pretzels in general don’t fare well after freezing, and condensation will form on the chocolate when refrigerated or frozen.

Holiday decorated chocolate covered pretzels in a silver coffee tin.

💭 Top Tips

Use fresh pretzels! Don’t ruin all the work by using stale pretzels.

If your chocolate becomes too thick to dip, add a little coconut oil or vegetable oil and stir just enough to thin it out.

Though it may seem like a good idea to roll the pretzel rods in the sprinkles, it ends up being a mess. The easiest way is to sprinkle from above as we’ve done.

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Holiday decorated chocolate covered pretzels in a silver coffee tin.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

These festive chocolate covered pretzel rods are perfect for any holiday dessert table. Easy to make and fun to gift, you’ll want to add these to your Christmas treats list every year.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Drying Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 18 pretzels 

Calories: 244kcal

Instructions

  • Melt the wafers according to package directions in a microwave safe bowl. It’s very easy to overheat the candy, so it’s best to do it in short increments.

  • Using a tall glass, pour the melted chocolate into it for dipping the pretzels to cover in chocolate. Use one glass for regular chocolate and another for white chocolate.

  • You’ll want to dip each pretzel rod into the melted chocolate, covering about half of the rod.

  • Over parchment paper or a plate, drop sprinkles and chopped toppings over pretzel rods until covered.

  • Carefully lay pretzel rods on parchment paper to allow time for the chocolate to set. Use this procedure for all pretzel rods.

  • Once the pretzel rods are dry and chocolate has set, use cookie icing to add lines to some or all the rods.

  • If you don’t want to add sprinkles, it’s best to let the first chocolate layer dry before adding lines.

  • Let your chocolate covered pretzel rods completely dry before wrapping up or serving.

Notes

If your chocolate becomes too thick to dip, add a little coconut oil or vegetable oil and stir just enough to thin it out. Though it may seem like a good idea to roll the pretzel rods in the sprinkles, it ends up being a mess. It’s really better to sprinkle from above as we’ve done.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg