Hand Dipped Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Hand-Dipped Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are a must for our holiday treat buffets.  Making these is so much fun to do with the kids.  You’ll easily be able to let them make these gourmet pretzel rods their own unique creation.  Nothing beats a yummy combination of salty and sweet on that Christmas candy platter! 

To make Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods you will need the following ingredients: chocolate chips, unwrapped caramels, white chocolate chips, white melting chocolate.  

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Getting started with making our favorite chocolate covered pretzel rods, you’ll want to have all of your supplies on hand.  Of course, you need the basics like milk chocolate chips, unwrapped caramels, pretzel rods, white chocolate chips, or white chocolate candy melts.  You can also include some gold, red, green, or white sprinkles to add to the holiday theme. 

In the past, I have shared about my love of Christmas and the spirit of the season.  Part of that for me includes enjoying things like the inspiration for this recipe.  My aunt makes wonderful chocolate covered caramel pretzels every year that includes speciality chocolates and her own homemade caramel. 

This recreation is a simpler method that is all about sharing a few of my own family celebrations with you.

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Other Candy Coated Pretzel Ideas


Below are even more great ways to use pretzels in your holiday menu. 

These dipped pretzels have a fantastic salty sweet taste that makes it perfect for an afternoon snack. - Teaspoon of GoodnessPin

Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods


Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are the perfect holiday dessert treat for your Christmas gifting.  Print our expert recipe to use for your upcoming food gift needs! 

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Caramel chocolate covered pretzel rods on a white cloth with a brown background.

Chocolate Covered Caramel Pretzel Rods

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are the perfect holiday dessert treat for your Christmas gifting.  Print our expert recipe to use for your upcoming food gift needs! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups unwrapped caramels
  • 1 1/4 cup variety mix of milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Wilton bright white candy melts
  • Pretzel Rods

Instructions

  1. Place your unwrapped caramel in a microwave safe tall glass and heat on 50% power for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  2. Dunk your pretzels into your melted caramel and place on a parchment paper lined paper plate or pan and place them in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Place your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and pour into another tall glass.
  4. Dunk your pretzel rods 3/4 of the way into your melted chocolate, let any excess chocolate drip off and place onto a parchment paper lined plate or pan.
  5. Transfer your pretzels to the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to harden.
  6. Place your white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and pour into a decorating bag and cut a tiny tip off the point of the bag.
  7. Remove your pretzels from the freezer and drizzle your white chocolate over your chocolate covered pretzels.
  8. Immediately press your milk and white chocolate chips onto the white chocolate while it is still soft.
  9. Let that for another 15 minutes or until the white chocolate has hardened and enjoy.

Notes

You will also need

  1. Tall glass
  2. Parchment paper
  3. Decorating bag