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Chocolate Dipped Patriotic Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Dipped Patriotic Pretzel Rods

These Chocolate Dipped Patriotic Pretzel Rods are so festive! Not only will your kids love digging into them at your next 4th of July cookout, but the adults will want to sneak a few too!

patriotic pretzel rods

What You Need To Make The Pretzel Rods

Related: 4th of July Fruit Kabob Skewers

How Do You Make Them? Let’s Get Started.

  • Melt the candy coating according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.

melted candy

  • Pour candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. If applying sprinkles, do so immediately rotating the pretzel rods to coat all sides. Larger sprinkles work best if placed individually.

melted candy

  • Place pretzel rod on waxed paper or cooling rack. (Cook’s notes: Waxed paper makes for easier release.)
  • If dipping with additional colored candy melts, allow initial candy coating to set completely. Then, use a spoon or fork to drizzle candy coating over the pretzel rods. Before the pretzel sets, gently pick it up and move to clean wax paper.
  • Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.

For the flag:

  • Melt the white candy coating according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
  • Pour candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. Place on waxed paper to dry completely.

decorate candy pretzel rods

  • Melt the blue candy coating and dip the end of the white-coated pretzel into the melted candy. Immediately place star sprinkles while the candy is wet using sterilized tweezers and/or a toothpick. Place on waxed paper.

decorate pretzel rods

  • Melt the red candy coating and transfer to a piping bag or freezer bag with the corner snipped. Drag lines of red across the white field on the pretzels.
  • Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.

chocolate dipped patriotic pretzel rods

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Placing in the refrigerator may cause the pretzel to soften.

chocolate dipped patriotic pretzel rods

Aren’t these pretzel rods gorgeous?!

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