Monster Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods are a fun and easy way to make some SPOOKY Halloween Treats.
Dipped in colored chocolate and decorated with FESTIVE sprinkles and candies, these Halloween Pretzels are perfect for kids, neighbors, coworkers, friends, or family!
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Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love all things scary movies, costume parties, and all of course, all the sweets and treats!
Not only do I have a sweet tooth like nobody’s business, every year I look forward to buying all the fun candies and sprinkles to decorate all the treats!
I clean the craft stores out of all the candy eyes, gummy spiders, and skeleton bones I can get my hands on.
It’s so fun coming up with ways to decorate cakes, cupcakes, make snack mixes, and my favorite, dipped pretzel rods!
I’m going to show you how to make spooky pretzel rods and I will share with you a tip on how to keep your chocolate melted for easier dipping.
WHAT IS THE BEST CHOCOLATE FOR DIPPING?
When making homemade dipped pretzels, go for the good stuff. If you can get solid chocolate made for baking and cooking, that’s the best best.
Chocolate chips are made so they maintain their shape when baked in cookies and other treats so they won’t melt the best.
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WHAT DO YOU DIP PRETZELS IN?
For these dipped pretzel rods, you need to start with white chocolate or candy melts so that you can color them as you want.
I prefer the candy melts because white chocolate has a yellowish tint which might affect the final color you want.
Also, when coloring your chocolate or candy, make sure that you use food coloring that is not water based. This will cause it to “seize” up or become stiff and crumbly.
- Pretzel Rods or Pretzel Sticks
- Candy Melts/White Chocolate
- Food coloring (safe for chocolate)
- Sprinkles and Decorations
HOW DO YOU MELT CHOCOLATE FOR PRETZEL STICKS?
Because you are dipping and decorating you need to keep the chocolate warm. The best way I have found is the crock pot.
I melt my coatings in tall jars (because the pretzels are long) and keep them warm and smooth by standing the jars in a crock pot with water.
This allows me to dip a few pretzels and add the decorations while the chocolate coating is still wet so they stick to the pretzels.
HOW TO DIP PRETZEL RODS
ONE: Add your chocolate to a jar and place in a crockpot with a few inches of water. Stir occasionally to keep the chocolate smooth.
TWO: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip your pretzel rod into the chocolate and shake to remove the excess.
THREE: Place the pretzel rod on the parchment paper and add the decorations. Let set up. Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week or wrap in festive treat bags and give away as edible gifts.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I MAKE CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL RODS?
Once dipped, the white chocolate covered pretzel rods will last for up to 2 weeks!
Do not store in the refrigerator or the freezer. This will affect the chocolate coating and cause the colors to run.
HOW DO YOU PACKAGE DIPPED PRETZEL RODS?
I like to store mine in clear treat bags and wrap with festive colored ribbon to match the occasion.
TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS
- set up a decorating station or assembly line ahead of time so you are ready to have fun.
- you can line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
- keep the chocolate melted and soft by keeping the jars of candy coating in a crock pot or slow cooker.
- If you want to make specific monsters or ghouls, sketch out how you want them to look. This was you won’t be draw a blank when you start decorating.
- gather all your decorations in separate bowls and jars right by you baking sheet so you won’t be scrambling once the pretzels are dipped.
- shake off the excess chocolate once you dip the pretzels so when you place them on the parchment paper the chocolate won’t “pool” on the bottom.
- draw faces and small marks with edible food markers.
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These white chocolate dipped pretzel rods are a great way to get the kids into the holiday spirit! Give these Halloween Pretzel Rods as delicious edible gifts!
OTHER HALLOWEEN TREATS
- mummy pups
- wicked witch fudge
- mummy munch
- Halloween popcorn balls
- graveyard grub
- cinnamon sugar pretzels
- Halloween poutine
HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS
- Add your chocolate to a jar and place in a crockpot with a few inches of water. Stir occasionally to keep the chocolate smooth.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip your pretzel rod into the chocolate and shake to remove the excess.
- Place the pretzel rod on the parchment paper and add the decorations. Let set up.
- Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week or wrap in festive treat bags and give away as edible gifts.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 2 pretzels
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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