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{Recipe} Dipped Pretzel Rods

dipping pretzels into melted chocolate

Looking for a teacher’s holiday gift? Or a yummy treat for the holidays?  Try Dipped Pretzel Rods — they please most, and are fun and easy to make!

I like to use this delicious take on chocolate-covered pretzels because they are hand-made and easy for children to make with a little bit of supervision.

What you will need:

Pretzel rods

Chocolate: dark, milk, or white

candy canes or starlight mints, crushed

toffee chips

sprinkles, green or red

wax paper

Melt chocolate in a glass bowl placed over a pot of simmering water.  Keep the burner on low, as it will keep the chocolate in a liquid state and easy for ongoing pretzel dipping.  

Place your topping on a plate. Dip pretzels in the chocolate, using a spoon to cover ~2/3 of the pretzel.  Move the chocolate-covered pretzel over the plate of toppings and, holding the pretzel, sprinkle the topping on the chocolate portion of the pretzel.  

Lay the pretzel on wax paper to dry.  For quick drying time, place the pretzels in the freezer to set.

chocolate dipped pretzel rods

It doesn’t get much easier than that!

This year we (actually, my daughter) made:

  • dark chocolate-dipped, loaded with crushed starlight mints
  • milk chocolate-dipped, loaded with toffee chips
  • white chocolate-dipped, loaded with green sugar sprinkles.

The teachers will be happy this month!

What are your favorite holiday treats to make and give away?

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    1. Yes, dark chocolate has some wonderful health properties–and it’s delicious too! Somehow, for me, dark chocolate is very satisfying–seems to take the edge off of my chocolate cravings!