How to Make Fun Christmas Pretzel Rods

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Homemade Christmas Pretzel Rods Snack

Pretzel rods are something we have on hand for school snacks or anytime.  Whenever there is a reason to make them more festive, you can find me making them a little more fun, like this Christmas pretzel rods snacks.  Perfect for a treat to bring to school or a dish to pass at work.  They are super inexpensive to wrap up and give as gifts too.

I find dipping my own pretzels in chocolate is inexpensive compared to what you can find in the store.  I got the melting wafers half off on sale at the store for about $2.50, the bag of pretzels was .99 and then $7 for the jar of sprinkles.  So for about $10 USD, I made around 30 pretzels.

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What Type of Pretzels Are Used?

Pretzel rods are sturdy enough for the amount of chocolate and sprinkles. It would be a labor of love if you use the pretzel sticks.

green wafers with pretzel and sprinkles

How  Do You Display Them?

You could put them in a quart mason jar if you are sharing at a party.  If you are giving them as a gift, we’ve shared below a link to put them in individual bags like you find at the store (and these are way below store prices, making them a great gift idea.

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Can You Add Flavor Into The Melted Wafers?

You can definitely add a little peppermint into the melted wafters that you are adding to the pretzels.  You will want to somehow identify which ones have flavor and which ones do not.

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Festive Christmas Pretzels Tutorial

Make holiday gatherings merrier with these delicious Christmas pretzel rods. Create this festive snack that are perfect for snacks or gifts!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • 12 ounces green chocolate wafers
  • 1 bag pretzel rods
  • 1 container Christmas sprinkles
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Lay out parchment paper or a wire rack for the pretzels to cool on.
  • Have a plate ready to dip the pretzels in.  If you prefer, you can sprinkle each pretzel instead once dipped.
  • In a microwave safe container, melt 1/2 of the wafers with the vegetable oil, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Take the pretzel and dip into the chocolate to coat all but 1 inch of the end.  If needed, you can take a spoon and twirl the pretzel in the chocolate to cover it.
  • Dip into the sprinkles on the place, coating evenly.
  • Place on the parchment paper to cool (you could sprinkle with sprinkles here instead if you don't want to dip in a plate of sprinkles)
  • Allow to cool and remove from rack/paper.
  • Place into a container and serve at your event!
  • Which kind of sprinkles are your favorite?


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Make holiday gatherings merrier with these delicious Christmas pretzel rods. Create this festive snack that are perfect for snacks or gifts!

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