5 from 6 votes
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
Prep Time
45 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are a sweet and salty treat that is easily customizable for any holiday or occasion and fun for kids to help make too! Perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, the 4th of July, Halloween, or almost any occasion!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 pretzels
Calories: 63 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag of pretzel rods
  • 16 ounces chopped milk, semisweet, dark or white chocolate or candy melts
  • Sprinkles, mini M&M's, coconut, toffee bits, chopped nuts, etc.
  1. Melt the chocolate by filling clean, tall heat safe jars with chopped chocolate or candy melts.  Set them into the crock pot and carefully fill the crock pot with hot water until it's about halfway up the sides of the jars, being careful not to get any water into the jars with the chocolate at any time.

  2. Set the crock pot temperature to high and let the chocolate sit for about 30 minutes without covering. Use a long handled spoon to stir the chocolate as it melts.

  3. Once the chocolate is melted, turn the temperature on the crock pot down to low or warm. 

  4. Dip pretzel rods into the melted chocolate, shaking off any excess chocolate before transferring them to a parchment lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with whatever toppings you desire before the chocolate has a chance to set, then let the chocolate fully harden before storing in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

You can also speed up the process by melting the chocolate in the double boiler or with short 20 seconds bursts of heat in the microwave and then just transferring to the crock pot filled partway with hot water to keep the chocolate warm while working with it.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 6g
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.