Make 4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods for a red, white and blue treat sure to impress. This recipe is so easy and takes very little time but looks amazing. 

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I have the perfect treat to make for Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day. You definitely want to make 4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods for a festive treat.

This easy no bake dessert recipe is so much fun to make and eat! We have been making it for years. It’s an annual tradition everyone enjoys along with 43 No Bake 4th of July Desserts.

Why This Recipe Works

You don’t have to heat up the stove or use a ton of ingredients. It’s so easy to make this without much work. The sprinkles and melted wafers look patriotic and festive.

The sweet and salty treat taste great and look perfect for the occasion. Everyone will enjoy dipped pretzels for Halloween.


  • Pretzel Rods. The larger pretzel rods are perfect for this recipe.
  • Candy Melts. I used red, royal blue and white. These colorful candy melts look so patriotic.
  • Sprinkles. Red, White and Blue Star Sprinkles look festive.

Get the complete list of ingredients for this recipe at the bottom of the page.


  • Instead of dipping the pretzels, try drizzling them with chocolate only and decorating with sprinkles. The kids will love helping!
  • Use mini pretzels instead of pretzel rods. 
  • Try other colors. This recipe is perfect year round and can easily be modified for other holidays and occasions. 
  • Dip the pretzels in melted white chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate almond bark. Top with different colors of candy melt drizzles or sprinkles. 
  • Candy is a fun topping. Sprinkle M&M candy or colored candy on top.

How to Make 4th of July Pretzel Rods

Step 1. First, melt each color of candy melts in a separate tall glass. Make sure to melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir in between, until they are completely melted.

Step 2. Next, dip the pretzel rods into the different colors of candy melts. Remove any excess chocolate. Then place on a lined baking sheet.

Step 3. Use a fork to drizzle the opposite color candy melts on each of the pretzel rods for decoration. Then top with the sprinkles.  

Step 4. Allow to set and then serve in a mason jar.


How long do Pretzel Rods dipped in Chocolate last?

If stored properly in an airtight container, they will last up to 2 weeks. Which makes them perfect for gift giving.

How far in advance can you make Dipped Pretzel Rods?

Pretzel Rods are the perfect dessert to make ahead of time. You can make them as early as 2 weeks in advance. Make sure to store in an airtight container.

How to store chocolate covered pretzel rods?

Keep the pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature so that they will stay fresh longer.  No one wants stale pretzels and this will ensure they stay nice and crispy.


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4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

4.73 from 11 votes
Make 4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods for a red, white and blue treat sure to impress. This recipe is so easy and takes very little time but looks amazing. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 139


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  • Melt each color of candy melt in a separate tall glass.
  • Melt them in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until they are completely melted.
  • Dip 8 of pretzel rods into the blue candy melt.
  • Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, wax paper, foil or wire rack.
  • Then dip 8 of the pretzels in the red candy melt and the remaining 8 in the white candy melt and place them on the cookie sheet as well.
  • With a fork drizzle the opposite color candy melts onto the pretzel rods for decoration and top with the sprinkles.
  • Allow them to cool completely (1 hour at room temperature or 30 minutes in the refrigerator).
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 139kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 2g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 3g, Sodium 252mg, Potassium 26mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Calcium 3mg, Iron 1mg

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