Crazy Dipped Pretzel Rods Recipe -
Crazy Dipped Pretzel Rods Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Crazy Dipped Pretzel Rods

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"Dip, dunk, drizzle and sprinkle as you please. Fantastically easy and fun to make, these delicious sweetly salty snacks will have your family running back for more. Great to make any day of the year."

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Original recipe makes 16 rods Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    30 mins


  1. Line baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Microwave 1 cup morsels and vegetable shortening in small, dry, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
  3. Dip pretzel rods about 3 inches into melted morsels, tilting bowl to easily dip. Use side of bowl to remove excess. Sprinkle with morsels or sprinkles. Place on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container at room temperature. Best when eaten within a few days.
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  • Microwave 2 tablespoons of each desired morsel flavor in small, heavy-duty plastic bags on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 30 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from each bag; squeeze to drizzle over already dipped pretzels on baking sheet. Refrigerate and store as directed above.
  • TIPS:
  • Pretzels may be dipped and drizzled in any variety of melted morsels for different looks. For example, dip them in semi-sweet chocolate and drizzle them with melted white morsels. Or dip them in milk chocolate and drizzle them with melted semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Above recipe can easily be doubled, but we do not recommend microwaving more than 2 cups (12 ounces) of morsels at one time.

Reviews More Reviews

Dec 14, 2010

I love white chocolate covered pretzels, but I use REAL white chocolate--either chips from Trader Joe's or the Baker's white chocolate bar. The Nestle "White morsels" (and most other white chips) are NOT white chocolate (NO cocoa butter in them at all!) they are just corn syrup and some sugar. I put the white chocolate in a tall skinny glass in warm water in a pot on the stove and melt/dip it in there so the chocolate stays soft. Then whatever is left over we dyed it green and drizzled it over the cooled pretzels. Delicious and pretty!

Dec 10, 2010

LOVED these, I thought they would be hard, but they were so fun and easy. The secret is the shortning in the chocolate!!!


32 Ratings

Dec 17, 2010

These turned out great! We dipped in melted caramels first, froze for 10 minutes then dipped in melted chocolate, froze again then drizzled with white chocolate. We sold them individually packaged for $3 each or 2/$5 for a bake sale. If you seal them individually they will last up to 2 weeks. We used real melting chocolate rather than chocolate chips so not sure if that made a difference.

Dec 15, 2010

One of my staples. I make these for the kids sports events (using school colored sprinkles), for birthday parties, for holidays (with colored sugar, sprinkes, very fine chopped nuts, etc.), for presents (Thanks, school bus driver!) and just about anything else. I do microwave my chocolate/shortening in a tall drinking glass, however. Then, I can just dip the pretzel right into the glass and it covers more of the pretzel than a shallow/wide bowl with little effort. So fun, easy and economical! Oh, and best of all - yummy!

Dec 08, 2010

Kids and I just made these, we only had the semi-sweet choc. chips, wish i bought a bag of white also for pretty drizzling, but still it was fun, i crushed up some m&m's and we put them on, its a good fun treat! Kids enjoyed making them. Thanks!

Dec 16, 2010

These are great! The quantities are right, too. I don't like it when there's a TON of sauce/dip/spread left over. You really do have to refrigerate them to set, though. I tried on the counter and they never hardened.

Dec 15, 2010

Came out really cute! Kids loved it!

Mar 02, 2011

Turn out great every time! I've made them several times. Put them in treat bags for Christmas for the teachers at the daycare. Got creative & rolled them in nuts, Craisins, sprinkled them with colored sugars, all kinds of spinkles, etc, etc. I found that when using white chocolate to dip, if you roll & hold them for about 30 seconds before placing them on parchment, you will not get a flat side; it sets up fast! :) Also means you should sprinkle or roll pretty soon after dipping. Have fun!


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  • Calories
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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