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Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels

June 28, 2017 (Last Updated: July 2, 2020)

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Fun and Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels. These easy to make chocolate covered pretzels are perfect for any summertime celebration. 

Patriot White Chocolate Pretzels covered with red and blue sprinkles.

Holiday Pretzels

Are you ready for the 4th of July? Do you have any big plans for the day? We will attend our local, small town parade and then head to the city park where they host watermelon eating contests, turtle races (with turtles) and chainsaw contests. When you live in a small town, you get small town activities.

Chocolate covered pretzels with sprinkles in a red basket.

The chainsaw contest make me laugh, but to most people it is a serious competition. The loggers and anyone with a chainsaw strut their stuff. There really is skill involved and the great ones make sawing through a huge log look effortless. Rod joins the competition every year, not as a competitor but as an official timer.

They always have two official time keepers and they compare their stop watches after each contestant completes their task. I always wonder if they both have the same time or if it’s just part of the show!

In addition to chainsaws, there is also a crosscut saw contest. A crosscut saw is one of those old fashioned, two handled saws that have a person on each end. They work together to cut through a log. That one always amazes me. There’s a lot of strength and precision going on with a crosscut saw team.

Red, white and blue sprinkles on a board with pretzels rods in the background.

Once dark hits, we head to a prime spot to watch the fireworks. The fireworks are set off from a huge barge parked in the middle of a bay on the lake. They are spectacular! Of course there’s lots of great food and eating happening all day long!

A red basket filled with white chocolate covered pretzels.

For me the 4th of July evolves around fun activities, great friends and family and amazing food! It’s a busy day and everyone has to eat! Why not make the food awesome? These Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels are perfect for adding a little extra pizzazz to the day! I have another recipe for milk chocolate pretzels

These patriotic pretzels are fun to make and if you have any little ones around or maybe a handful of teenagers, put them to work on these pretzels! They’ll have a blast making them.

How to melt chocolate

  • Put white chocolate into a microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave white chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until chocolate is completely melted


Pretzels covered with white chocolate and sprinkles.

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Red and blue sprinkles on pretzels rods covered with white chocolate.

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Fun and Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels

Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels

Festive pretzels drizzled with white chocolate and decorated with sprinkles. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 63 kcal


  • 24 pretzel rods
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting wafers
  • assorted sprinkles


  • Place pretzel rods on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Put white chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. 
  • Microwave white chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until chocolate is completely melted. 
  • Work with one pretzel rod at a time. Place rod over the bowl of chocolate. Drizzle a spoonful of chocolate over 2/3 of the rod. 
  • Gently tap pretzel against side of bowl. This helps remove excess chocolate
  • Place chocolate covered pretzel on baking sheet. Sprinkle on colorful sprinkles while chocolate is still warm. 
  • Let chocolate completely cool before moving. Store in an airtight container. 


I used white chocolate melting wafers. You could also use white chocolate chips or a white chocolate bar.


Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 23mgPotassium: 31mgSugar: 6gCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword c;hocolate pretzels, dipped pretzels, pretzel, white chocolate
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.




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  • Reply
    Nettie Moore
    May 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you for contributing! Post is live! Appreciate any shares or comments <3 Nettie

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    David @ Spiced
    July 3, 2017 at 4:52 am

    How fun are these pretzels?? They’re simple to make, and perfectly festive for the 4th! 🙂 Speaking of the 4th, I love the idea of small town activities. I’ve seen those log cutting contests on tv, and they are insane! I’ve never seen a turtle race, though. Perhaps they can borrow some turtles from near that new sign? 🙂 Thanks for sharing this one, Kathy…and happy 4th of July, my friend!

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      July 3, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Ha! There are turtles around here….just not seen crossing the road where they put the sign! 🙂

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    Pamela (BrooklynFarmGirl)
    June 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    These are so festive and fun to make 🙂

    • Reply
      July 2, 2017 at 5:55 am

      They really are a lot of fun to make!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 30, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Such a perfect 4th of July treat Kathy! These would be great in little bags to give away to guests at a 4th party! (If I don’t eat them all first!)

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      June 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      They are tough to resist! 🙂 Happy 4th to you!!!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    June 29, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Those pretzels look so pretty and adorable, Kathy. I am sure, they would be perfect for the 4th of July celebration. Your small town parade sound so much fun — I love fireworks, and absolutely loving the idea of eating watermelon eating contest.Happy holiday!

    • Reply
      June 30, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      It’s fun to turn something so ordinary into a special treat!

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    June 28, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Those pretzels look pretty good. And that’s pretty much the only food item I’ll eat at Starbucks if I’m planning to go there! Seeing as how they rarely have pumpkin scones! I never thought about making pretzels myself.

    In Canada our birthday is July 1 – 150 years on Saturday. There’s a park with live entertainment all day plus a few amusement rides. In the past as many as 100,000 come out, and when I lived closer I’d walk there. Of course the real entertainment was after the fireworks and all these cars trying to get out of town thinking it’d be a good idea to stay off the main road and get lost in the local subdivisions. I live about 2 miles north now. I can see some of the fireworks, but the tall trees at the end of the property block them. Your small town activities sounds like a lot of fun, especially the chainsaws!

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      June 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      The chainsaws are fun! You need to make these pretzels yourself! Totally easy….but really easy to eat way too many! 🙂

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    [email protected]
    June 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    So fun! We are planning on checking out a few local things (it’s our first year in our new town for the 4th!). And these pretzels are just too darn cute! Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

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      June 30, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      How fun to explore and discover a new town! Hope your 4th is grand!

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    Melissa Griffiths
    June 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Your small-town activities sound so fun! Our small town has lots of fun stuff planned, too, and these cute pretzels are a fun and easy addition to the menu!

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      June 30, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      It’s so great getting out and having fun in your community. Hope you have a wonderful 4th!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    June 28, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Such fun activities and I love fireworks! As for these pretzels, they look adorable and pretty, perfect for the 4th of July celebration. We have Canada day here coming up soon, I could make some in white and red. 🙂 Enjoy your holiday!

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      June 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Fireworks are great no matter the occasion! Happy Canada Day to you!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    June 28, 2017 at 8:09 am

    5 stars
    Sounds like you have some fun stuff planned! I love watching fireworks! Something about it, isn’t there? These pretzels are right up my alley. Love that salty/sweet combo and they look so festive! Hope you have a wonderful holiday 🙂

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      June 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      I love the salty sweet combination too!

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