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Easy Christmas Pretzels Dipped in Chocolate

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Try these Christmas pretzels dipped in chocolate for an easy and quick holiday treat. Pretzel rods that are dipped in melted chocolate and decorated with Christmas sprinkles, chopped peppermints, and more. This easy treat will become one of your favorite Christmas treats and a crowd favorite.

Pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.

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These are a perfect combination of sweet and salty in each bite. The dipped pretzels make great Christmas gifts for teachers, a holiday dessert for parties, or gift to a neighbor or loved one.

For more holiday treats, you might want to check out these donut cake popsAndes muddy buddies, or even these Winter Wonderland cake pops.

Why You’ll Enjoy These Christmas Pretzels

  • The Christmas pretzels come topped with festive sprinkles and crushed candy canes, adding a touch of holiday cheer to each bite.
  • This sweet and salty treat of Christmas chocolate covered pretzel rods is easy to make and perfect for those short on time during the holiday season.
  • Being a no-bake dessert, these chocolate-dipped pretzels save you the hassle of turning on your oven, making the process even more straightforward.
  • These homemade holiday gifts of Christmas pretzels are a heartwarming and delicious way to show your love and appreciation to friends and family.

Ingredients For Christmas Pretzels Dipped In Chocolate

Pretzel rods, melting wafers, sprinkles, Peppermint candies, Andes Mint Chocolates, and icing on a baking dish.
  • Pretzel Rods – Reach for pretzel rods. These log rods are perfect for dipping in the chocolate or rolling it.
  • Chocolate – I used white and milk-melting wafers for dipping the pretzels in. The candy melts work great as they create a nice hard shell.
  • Sprinkles – I used Christmas sprinkles for decorating the Christmas pretzel sticks.
  • Candies – Diced-up peppermint candies, crushed candy canes, or peppermints are also used for decorating.
  • Icing – I used cookie icing to drizzle over the pretzels to add a pop of color.

Substitutions and Variations

  • You can use any flavor of chocolate you would like for this. White chocolate chips, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, etc. Just add some coconut oil to the chocolate chips to help the chocolate harden like candy melts.
  • Chop up candies, roll in holiday M&M, or other types of candies. The toppings for the sweet treats are endless.
  • You can dip any shape of pretzel in the chocolate and just shake off excess chocolate and place it on wax paper. Pretzel rings, pretzel twists, pretzel sticks, mini pretzels, etc.
  • Change up the holiday candy sprinkles or use different colorful candy melts to fit the holiday you want to serve these pretzels. These are a budget-friendly festive treat.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How To Make Christmas Pretzel Rods Dipped In Chocolate

Collage of putting the melted chocolate into tall galsses

 Christmas Pretzel Rods Dipped In Chocolate

  • Prepare a tray with parchment paper.
  • Follow package instructions to melt chocolate/ candy. Pour melted candy into a tall, narrow glass. Use one glass for each type of candy. (Photos 1 & 2)
Collage of dipping pretzel rods into glasses of chocolate.
  • Dip pretzels into melted candy, covering half the rod. Roll in colorful sprinkles or crushed candies. Place on parchment paper. Repeat. (Photos 3 & 4)
  • Wait for the candy to harden. Serve and enjoy.
Pretzel rods half dipped into white and milk melting wafers with sprinkles.

Expert Tips 

  • To ensure a smooth chocolate coating, always melt your chocolate slowly and gently. Overheating can cause the chocolate to seize and become lumpy.
  • If you’re using different types of chocolate (like white, milk, and dark), consider using a separate microwave-safe bowl for each type to prevent them from mixing.
  • When dipping the pretzels, consider using a tall, narrow glass. This will allow for an even coating and make the process easier.
  • For a fun and festive touch, consider using different sprinkles or crushed candies for each type of chocolate. It not only adds a variety of tastes but also makes each pretzel unique.
  • Don’t rush the hardening process. Allow the chocolate-dipped pretzels to sit at room temperature until completely set. If you’re in a hurry, you can speed up this process by placing them in the refrigerator.

Storing Tips 

You can store your pretzels for up to two weeks at room temperature. Just place it in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container.

You can freeze the pretzel rods dipped in chocolate for up to three months. Just store it in a freezer-friendly container.

What To Serve With Christmas Pretzels Dipped In Chocolate

The Christmas Pretzels Dipped in Chocolate are a delight on their own, but they also pair wonderfully with a variety of other festive treats and drinks. For instance, you might serve them alongside a steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate or eggnog, complementing the sweet and salty pretzels with a rich, creamy beverage.

They would also make a delicious accompaniment to a plate of assorted Christmas cookies or a slice of holiday fruitcake. If you want to stick with the theme of hand-held treats, consider also offering peppermint bark, gingerbread men, or candy cane brownies.

Recipe FAQs

How far in advance can I make chocolate-dipped pretzels?

You can make these yummy homemade treats a week in advance if you like. These sweet, salty snacks will stay fresh and be great for serving up on a Christmas cookie tray or platter for friends and family.

How long does it take for dipped pretzels to dry?

If you use candy melts, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to set. Now, if you use chocolate chips, it can take around an hour or longer. Make sure to add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the chocolate or shortening. This is going to create a harder chocolate coating.

Can I use different types of pretzels for this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! Choose any shape of pretzel you prefer, such as rings, twists, or sticks. Just ensure that you shake off excess chocolate after dipping and then place them on parchment paper to set.

What can I do if my chocolate seizes while melting?

If your chocolate seizes, you can try to rescue it by adding a spoonful of vegetable oil or clarified butter. Stir it in slowly until the chocolate regains its smooth consistency. However, prevention is key, so remember to melt your chocolate slowly and gently.

Can I use other candies for decoration besides crushed candy canes and sprinkles?

You sure can. Feel free to experiment with other candy toppings, like crushed peppermint candies, holiday M&M’s, or any of your favorite candies. Just chop them finely to ensure they adhere well to the chocolate.

Pretzels rods decorated with chocolate and sprinkles on a baking sheet.

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5 from 6 votes

Easy Christmas Pretzels Dipped in Chocolate


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serve up these Christmas Pretzels Dipped in Chocolate for a holiday treat. This is a no bake Christmas pretzel treat that kids and adults will devour.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Prepare a tray with parchment paper.
  • Follow package instructions to melt chocolate/ candy. Pour melted candy into a tall, narrow glass. Use one glass for each type of candy.
  • Dip pretzels into melted candy, covering half the rod. Roll in colorful sprinkles or crushed candies. Place on parchment paper. Repeat.
    18 pretzel rods,10 oz chocolate melting wafers,10 oz white chocolate melting wafers,Assorted Christmas sprinkles,6 Peppermint candies,8 Andes Mint Chocolates,Assorted cookie icing in the tube
  • Wait for the candy to harden. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • To ensure a smooth chocolate coating, always melt your chocolate slowly and gently. Overheating can cause the chocolate to seize and become lumpy.
  • If you’re using different types of chocolate (like white, milk, and dark), consider using a separate microwave-safe bowl for each type to prevent them from mixing.
  • When dipping the pretzels, consider using a tall, narrow glass. This will allow for an even coating and make the process easier.
  • For a fun and festive touch, consider using different sprinkles or crushed candies for each type of chocolate. It not only adds a variety of tastes but also makes each pretzel unique.
  • Don’t rush the hardening process. Allow the chocolate-dipped pretzels to sit at room temperature until completely set. If you’re in a hurry, you can speed up this process by placing them in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 82kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 11g (4%) Protein: 0.1g Fat: 4g (6%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 27mg (1%) Potassium: 2mg Fiber: 0.05g Sugar: 10g (11%) Vitamin C: 0.02mg Calcium: 0.3mg Iron: 0.1mg (1%)

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My kids had so. much fun making chocolate covered pretzel sticks. We have so many different sprinkles – they came out so pretty and yummy too!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the sweet and salty flavor of these pretzels, and they’re so festive. These are perfect for our Christmas party!

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