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Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

December 9, 2015 (Last Updated: October 15, 2020)

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are a delicious chocolaty treat!

Pretzels covered with chocolate and colored sprinkles.

Are you ready for a fun, easy, kid-friendly treat to make?  Chocolate dipped pretzels are so festive and so easy.  And chocolate and pretzels are a wonderful sweet and salty combination.

Two pretzel rods covered in chocolate.

My kids jumped right in to help me make this festive treat.  We had a lot of fun….although I will admit, there were a lot of colored sprinkles all over the kitchen…and the rest of the house by the time we were done!

Pretzel rods covered with holiday colored sprinkles on a baking rack lined with parchment paper.

What type of chocolate do I use to make chocolate dipped pretzels?

We used milk chocolate, chocolate chips.  They are easy to melt and don’t require any special techniques.

We used a microwave for the melting.  You do need to be a bit careful so you don’t burn the chocolate.  I like to heat for 30 seconds at a time and then stir and heat again until the chocolate is completely melted.

A bowlful of melted chocolate.

Then you just dip your pretzels.  Well, actually, we found spreading the chocolate on the pretzels worked better than an actual dipping.

Dipping was too uneven and yielded way too much chocolate on each pretzel!

Holiday colored sprinkles being poured onto chocolate covered pretzels.

Sprinkle on the sprinkles!  Set the finished pretzels on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.  There was lots of finger licking going on here…luckily this treat was just for our family!

Pretzels rods covered with chocolate and colorful sprinkles.

Other fun holiday treats include Bow Tie Cookies, Cranberry Orange Cookies, Homemade Caramels and Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

A white coffee mug filled with pretzels rods covered with chocolate and sprinkles.

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Pretzels covered with chocolate and colored sprinkles.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Festive Holiday treat with chocolate and pretzels
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Pretzels
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 whole pretzel rods
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles


  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each time.
  • Continue heating for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
  • Spread chocolate on 1/3 of each pretzel rod.
  • Sprinkle with colored sprinkles.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper until cooled and chocolate is set.


Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 42mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword c;hocolate pretzels, Christmas treats, dipped pretzels, festive pretzels
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  • Reply
    Liora - Allthingsloveli
    December 15, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Last time I made my chocolate turtles I had leftover chocolate and I decided to dip pretzels into it. Yours look so festive and fun for the season- I love them!

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    December 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    5 stars
    These are so fun and cute!

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      December 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm


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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    December 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    These are always so a fun and festive treat to make with kids, Kathy. Chocolate and salty pretzels – what’s not to love!

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      December 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Sometimes we need something quick, easy and delicious!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 10, 2015 at 7:22 am

    These are so festive and fun, Kathy!! Anything with sprinkles makes me swoon, but sprinkles + chocolate AND pretzels?! YES please! These are fabulous, my dear! Cheers! <3

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    David @ Spiced
    December 10, 2015 at 5:03 am

    I love chocolate dipped pretzels! You’re right that these are perfect for the kids to help with…and eat! I say we skip the cookies this year and make a huge batch of these pretzels for Santa. 🙂

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      December 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

      That would make one happy Santa!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    December 10, 2015 at 3:57 am

    These are adorable, festive and fun, and need to be included in all my daughter’s teacher gifts this year! There’s only one problem….who gets to lick the chocolate bowl? Hmmmm???

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      December 10, 2015 at 5:32 am

      Who gets to lick the bowl is always a dilemma!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    December 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Chocolate covered sprinkled pretzels! Yes! I love this! I can only imagine cleaning up all those sprinkles from your house with kids helping! Happy Holidays!

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      December 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

      The sprinkles seemed to travel far…

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    Lori from LL Farm
    December 9, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Very festive with those sprinkles and how fun doing it with the kids!

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      December 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Kids of any age can help with these!

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