The perfect sweet and salty treat to make for Halloween this year are Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods. These are easy to make Halloween Themed Recipes at home yet perfect to send to school with the kids for parties.
Grab some pretzel rods, chocolate and fun colored sprinkles and let's make a yummy snack everyone in the family is going to love.
Chocolate covered pretzel rods are a great treat to make for any holiday. I have recipes for them for Christmas and for Valentine's Day. So it makes only sense for me to add a recipe for Halloween Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods, right?
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Main Ingredients Needed
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- Pretzel rods
- White Candy Melts
- Orange Candy Melts
- Autumn (brown orange and yellow) Sprinkles
- Wax paper
- (optional) squeeze bottle
- Step 1: Lay wax paper on counter or a tray. Place White Candy Melts in a coffee mug and melt according to package directions.
- Step 2: Dip pretzel rods into melted white candy. Tilt the mug or use a spoon to cover more areas if desired. Lay on wax paper.
- Step 3: Melt Orange Candy Melts according to package directions. If desired, pour into a squeeze bottle.
- Step 4: Pipe orange candy onto pretzels using the squeeze bottle or a spoon, using a back and forth motion from the tip to where the white candy ends.
- Step 5: Put sprinkles onto dipped pretzel rods.
- Step 6: Chill in the refrigerator for an hour to set.
- You can use any color or flavor of chocolate. Even a variety of different colors would be fun for Halloween.
- Check out my other recipes for Halloween Pretzel Rods, Valentine's Day Pretzels or my Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Christmas.
- It’s really important that you use a sturdy pretzel, which is why I recommend Utz Pretzels.
- If you can't find the candy melts, you can substitute almond bark or even white chocolate chip morsels.
- Over the years I’ve purchased a few squeeze bottles to put the melted chocolate in. They help give the perfect drizzle effect!
- Add the sprinkles immediately after dipping the pretzel rods into the chocolate. You need the sprinkles to adhere to the melted chocolate before it hardens and dries.
- Make sure you let the pretzels harden completely on parchment paper. Don’t try to use aluminum foil, the pretzels will stick.
How to Package Homemade Treats
- If you're going to give these chocolate covered pretzel rods as gifts, you should use cellophane bags that you can easily put the pretzel rods in without breaking them.
- It's also nice to add a fun note or even these cute Halloween Gift Tags I shared with everyone here on the site last year. You can print these out and personalize them for classroom parties or to hand out to neighborhood friends.
- It's best to store the chocolate covered pretzel rods in the refrigerator. If they're left on the counter and it's a warm day, the chocolate can start to melt or soften from the heat of your house.
- The pretzels may also go stale if you leave them out on the counter for too long. That being said, you should store them in airtight containers.
- Pretzels stored in airtight containers can last up to two weeks.
- I don't recommend freezing chocolate covered pretzels. The moisture created in the freezer might by absorbed into the pretzels. This access moisture could cause the pretzels to taste stale when you defrost them.
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- 8 pretzel rods
- 6 ounces White Candy Melts
- 2 ounces Orange Candy Melts
- Autumn (brown orange and yellow) Sprinkles
- Lay wax paper on counter or a tray.
- Place White Candy Melts in a coffee mug and melt according to package directions.
- Dip pretzel rods into melted white candy.
- Tilt the mug or use a spoon to cover more areas if desired.
- Lay on wax paper.
- Melt Orange Candy Melts according to package directions.
- If desired, pour into a squeeze bottle.
- Pipe orange candy onto pretzels using the squeeze bottle or a spoon, using a back and forth motion from the tip to where the white candy ends.
- Put sprinkles onto dipped pretzel rods.
- Chill in the refrigerator for an hour to set.
- You really need to use a sturdy pretzel that won't break as you dip them into the melted chocolate.
- I like to use a plastic squeeze bottle to drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the chocolate covered pretzels but a spoon works great too.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
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