Colorful Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Colorful Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

I honestly debated whether I should even write a recipe for these Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods because they were sooooo easy to make. They only take 3 simple ingredients after all! But I decided to go ahead with the recipe because I’m sure somebody, SOMEWHERE out there will be looking for easy dessert ideas for their next party. If I’m able to help at least one person simplify their life with these pretzel rods, then it’ll be worth it!


Colorful Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

MELTING & DYING THE CHOCOLATE

The chocolate I use in this recipe consists of a large 24 oz bar of vanilla almond bark that you can find at any local grocery store. It’s very convenient to work with because the bar is divided into smaller, cubed bricks that easily break off at the seam. You can melt a couple cubes at a time in order to measure exactly how much you’ll need for each color. For me, since I was working with four colors, I split the bar evenly four ways into separate bowls and melted them each in the microwave. I then dyed each bowl of melted chocolate the desired colors. Keep in mind that if the chocolate clumps up while you’re mixing in the food coloring, simply add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to help loosen it up and make it nice and glossy again.

DIPPING THE PRETZEL RODS

If the bowl is wide enough, you can dip the pretzel rods into the bowl and use a spoon to help cover it well. Otherwise, if you want a more uniform look, you can pour the dyed chocolate into a tall, thin cup. This will allow you to simply dip the pretzel rod straight down into the cup and pull it straight out with it covered perfectly in chocolate. 

Colorful Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Not only are these rods incredibly easy to make, but they also taste amazing and look great on any dessert table. They bring everything together and add immense appeal to your décor. I actually made these for a Star Wars themed baby shower and labeled them as “Lightsabers.” It worked out quite nicely by dying the chocolate into all the different colors of lightsabers (with the addition of a special “pink lightsaber” to honor the baby girl). 

Colorful Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Since it’s really your choice what color you want to dye the chocolate, you can use this recipe for any occasion you want! You can do all pink or blue for a gender reveal party. Or you can dye them orange and draw little jack-o-lantern faces on them for Halloween. Or you can do Christmas themed pretzel rods like these ones. The possibilities are endless. Follow the instructions below for these super easy, Colorful Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods!



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Colorful Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Course: Dessert, Holiday/Themed RecipesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

60

pretzel rods
Assembly Time

30

minutes
Drying Time

20

minutes
Calories

180

kcal

3 ingredients are all you need to make this beautiful dessert! They’re perfect for any occasion and can be customized for any theme!

Ingredients

  • 60 large pretzel rods

  • 24 oz vanilla almond bark

  • Gel food coloring (your choice of colors)

Directions

  • Prepare your work area by laying out several sheets of parchment paper on a flat surface
  • Break apart the almond bark evenly depending on how many colors you are using. If you’re using 4 colors like me, then split the chocolate between 4 different bowls
  • Microwave each bowl in 30 second intervals, mixing in between until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. (*Don’t overheat or over-mix because the chocolate may start to clump. But don’t fear, if it DOES clump, just add 1-2 tsp of vegetable oil and stir until smooth again*)
  • Add your chosen food color to each bowl. Stir until well incorporated. Add more food coloring a few drops at a time until you reach your desired shade
  • You can pour the melted chocolate into tall, thin cups to make it easier to dip the pretzels in
  • Dip each pretzel and then place them on the prepared parchment paper to dry
  • Let the pretzels sit for at least 20 minutes to ensure they are completely dry
  • Store in sealed plastic bags or an airtight container until ready to serve

Notes

Nutrition Facts

60 servings per container


Calories180

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.2g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Sodium 400mg 17%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 32.2g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 3g 6%
  • Iron 2%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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