Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods comes together in under 5 minutes and with only 3 ingredients. This is the perfect treat when you are craving salty and sweet.

Chocolate covered pretzel rods in a mason jar
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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are so easy to make with various types of chocolate. These dipped pretzels make an easy no bake recipe. The kids have been helping me make these for years for all sorts of occasions. We also love Red White and Blue Chocolate Pretzels.

Why We Love This Recipe

The salty sweet combination is one of my favorites and makes such a fun dessert or snack idea. We recently showed you how to make Chocolate Covered Pretzels and those were a big hit. Today, we are showing you how to make these simple pretzel rods covered in chocolate.

They are perfect for any celebration and make great gifts wrapped in cellophane bags. If you have leftover chocolate, make Chocolate Fondue Recipe.

Ingredients for recipe - pretzel rods, white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips.


  • White Chocolate Chips. Ghirardelli is a good brand to use.
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips. Semi sweet helps to cut down on the sweetness. You can also use almond bark.

Get the entire ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Cup with melted white chocolate and pretzel rod.

Step 1. Melt the white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips in a tall glass or microwave safe bowl. Stir in between each interval.

Pretzel Rod dipped in white chocolate.

Step 2. Dip ½ of the pretzel rods into the melted white chocolate one at a time. Remove excess chocolate.

Pretzel Rods dipped in chocolate and drying on baking sheet.

Step 3. Then dip the other ½ of the pretzel rods in the semi-sweet chocolate and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Melted chocolate drizzled on pretzels.

Step 4. Use a fork to drizzle the opposite chocolate onto each rod for decoration. Allow them to cool completely and then serve.

Pretzels coated in chocolate ready to enjoy.

Expert Tips

  • Make sure the quality chocolate or melted wafers are completely melted before dipping the pretzels rods.  
  • If the melted candy or chocolate is not smooth, add about ½ tsp of vegetable oil to it to make it more smooth as it will coat the pretzels better.  
  • Make sure that you do not overheat the chocolate or candy melts as this will make it difficult to spread so watch it closely while melting.  You definitely want to make sure to do 30 second intervals. Feel free to also use a double boiler.
  • Use the melted chocolate or candy melts immediately.  It will harden back so be ready to dip the pretzels once it has been melted.
  • Cover your cookie sheet in foil to allow the pretzels to dry.  You can also use wax paper or parchment paper as well. 
  • Allow a few minutes of drying before drizzling with the opposite chocolate to make sure that they do not mix together on the pretzels. 
  • Make sure that the pretzels are completely dried before moving for storage. 


  • Try making 4th of July Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods. These are so festive with the red,white and blue.
  • Peeps Chocolate Pretzel Rods are adorable and so fun for Easter!
  • Use candy melts and make these for any occasion. They are the perfect party favors for Birthday, sports themed and more. 
  • Use pink or blue colored candy melts and make these for a baby shower. 
  • Top the pretzel rods with sprinkles. This is so fun for Valentine’s Dday, Halloween, Christmas and more.
  • Crushed candy or cookies are so decadent on the pretzel rods. Some delicious ideas include: oreo cookies, butter finger and heath bar.
  • Drizzle with caramel and milk chocolate chips. You can also use dark chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these in advance?

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 long are dipped Pretzel Rods good for?

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

How to Store?

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.

More Chocolate Covered Desserts

Make this fun dessert today and leave a comment once you do.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

4.86 from 42 votes
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods comes together in under 5 minutes and with only 3 ingredients. This is the perfect salt and sweet treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cool completely 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 151


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  • Melt the white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips in a tall glass.
  • Melt them in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until they are completely melted.
  • Dip ½ of pretzel rods into the melted white chocolate one at a time.
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, wax paper, foil or wire rack.
  • Then dip the other ½ of the pretzel rods in the semi-sweet chocolate and place them on the cookie sheet as well.
  • With a fork drizzle the opposite chocolate onto each rod for decoration.
  • Allow them to cool completely (1 hour at room temperature or 30 minutes in the refrigerator).
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 151kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 3g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 246mg, Potassium 86mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 6IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 22mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Judith Phillips says:

    Very good and very easy to make

  2. Lucie says:

    5 stars
    Made these as gift for a friend as a pick me up. So easy, yet special to make as you can play with the chocolate.

  3. Corinne says:

    How long in advance can you make them?

    1. Carrie says:

      You can make them up to 1 week in advance of serving them. After a week, I think they loose their freshness.

      1. Austyn says:

        If making them a few days in advance & packaging 2-4 in clear food wrap bags, is it recommended to refrigerate? Or is it okay to leave at room temp?

        1. Carrie says:

          They are ok to leave at room temperature. However, if it’s humid in your area, than I would recommend storing them in the refrigerator so that the chocolate doesn’t melt.