Halloween Pretzel Rods

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These Halloween pretzel rods are perfect for the whole family! Pretzel rods are simple to make, and kids will love them! Plus, they are dipped in chocolate and decorated as monsters and mummies, so they look really cute too! We’re sharing everything you need to know for making the best Halloween pretzels for the spooky season!

Halloween is our favorite holiday and there is nothing better than making a fun dessert to celebrate. We love how adorable these easy Halloween pretzel rods are. They are tasty and fun to make and chocolate and pretzels make the perfect combination!

halloween pretzel rods

Perfect Halloween treats for everyone and you can customize the design, color, and festive sprinkles. The best part is, that this is an easy recipe and they are so tasty!

So if you are looking for a fun Halloween treat to make, definitely give these a try! Your guests will love them! They won’t last long, so make sure you make 2 per guest!

How to Make Halloween Pretzel Rods

Here’s are the supplies you need to make these festive Halloween treats:

Festive Halloween Sprinkles and Toppings – Adding sprinkles and toppings are so much fun! They make this easy treat festive and delicious! See our topping recommendations below.

Wax Paper or Parchment Paper – We use this to line the baking sheet so the chocolate doesn’t stick.

Cookie Sheet or Baking Sheet – Once the rods are dipped in chocolate, we lay them to dry on a lined baking sheet.

sprinkles and chocolate chips

Ingredients

Pretzels Rods – Long, round pretzels that are perfect for dipping in chocolate. They are often sold in packages of 12 or 24, and they are a popular snack for parties and holidays. When making this treat, use salty pretzel rods for more flavor.

Chocolate Chips or Candy Melts – You can use any kind of chocolate to make these. We prefer white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. You will need about 12 oz. of chocolate or candy melts to make this recipe. We like to use white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips, but you can use any kind of chocolate you like.

Halloween Sprinkles – We used these Halloween sprinkles from Amazon, but you can use any kind of sprinkles you like.

a pretzel rod dipped in green chocolate

Directions

Melt – Using your preferred way of melting, melt chocolate or candy melts until smooth.

Dip – Dip one end of the pretzel into the melted chocolate. You can use a spatula to help push the chocolate up the sides of the pretzels. Let it drip for a minute to remove excess chocolate.

Sprinkle – Add sprinkles to the top of the pretzels while the chocolate is still wet.

Harden – Let the dipped pretzel rods harden on parchment paper before serving. To speed this process up place the pretzels in the fridge for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is set.

dipping a pretzel rod into white chocolate

Chocolate and Candy Melts

You can use any kind of chocolate to make Halloween pretzel rods. We prefer white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips, but you can use dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or even candy melts.

Three Ways to Melt Chocolate

Microwave Method

The easiest way to melt chocolate is in the microwave. Simply place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Stovetop Method

If you don’t have a microwave, or if you prefer not to use one, you can melt chocolate on the stovetop. Place a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add the chocolate to the bowl and stir constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Double Boiler Method

You can also use a double boiler to melt chocolate. This is a great method if you are melting a large amount of chocolate, or if you want to be sure the chocolate doesn’t burn.

To use a double boiler, fill a pot with a few inches of water and place a heat-proof bowl on top. The bowl should fit snugly on the pot. Add the chocolate to the bowl and stir constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

mummy Halloween pretzel rod

Tips for Making Halloween Pretzel Rods

If you are using sprinkles, add them while the chocolate is still wet.

Place the pretzels in the fridge for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is set.

You can use any kind of chocolate to make Halloween pretzel rods. We prefer white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips, but you can use dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or even candy melts.

bowls filled with Halloween sprinkles

Halloween Sprinkles

Here is a list of our favorite Halloween sprinkles!

Pumpkin and Bats Sprinkle Mix

Black Sprinkles

Monster Green Sprinkle Blend

Eye Sprinkles

Colored Eye Sprinkles

Black and Gold Halloween Sprinkles

mummy pretzel rod

Mummy Pretzel Rods

To make mummy pretzel rods, dip the pretzels in white chocolate. Then, add some melted chocolate into a piping bag or small plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and pipe lines across the pretzels to create the mummy wrap look. Add some candy eyes and let the chocolate set.

Monster Pretzel Rods

To make monster pretzel rods, dip the pretzels in green chocolate. Then, add two candy eyeballs.

Witch Hat Pretzel Rods

To make witch hat pretzel rods, dip the pretzels in chocolate. Then, add a cone-shaped candy to the top of the pretzel. 

Halloween pretzel rods in a cup

How to Serve Halloween Pretzel Rods

You can serve Halloween pretzel rods on a platter or standing in a tall glass.

You can place them in a cellophane bag and tie them with a ribbon. They also make a great gift or favor for a class party.

How to store Halloween pretzel rods

The best way to store Halloween pretzel rods is in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

When to Serve Pretzel Rods

This easy and fun Halloween treat can be served at any Halloween party or special occasion. They are perfect for a dessert table or add them to a Halloween dessert platter. Here are some of our favorite parties to serve these pretzel sticks:

Pumpkin Carving Party

Ghost Party

Vintage Halloween Party

Halloween Movie Night

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance can I make chocolate covered pretzel rods?

These Halloween pretzel rods can be made up to a week in advance. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature and they will be good for up to a week.

How long do decorated pretzel rods last?

Decorated pretzel rods will last for up to a week when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. candy melts, or even candy melts.

pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and sprinkles

More Halloween Recipes You’ll Love

Try any of these fun Halloween desserts:

Halloween Cookies

Mummy Rice Krispies

Halloween Dirt Cups

Marbled Candy Apples

Halloween Candy Cart

Also check out these fun Halloween ideas for kids too!

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mummy pretzel rod

Halloween Pretzel Rods

Easy Halloween pretzel rods for a Halloween party! These are the perfect treat for the entire family.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12 pretzel rods
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 12 pretzel rods
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate or candy melts
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 
  • Dip each pretzel rod into the melted chocolate, using a rubber spatula to help coat and remove excess chocolate.
  • Place the pretzel rods on the prepared baking sheet.
  • If you are using sprinkles, add them while the chocolate is still wet.
  • Place the pretzels in the fridge for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is set.

Mummy Pretzel Rods

  • To make a mummy version, dip the pretzel rod in white chocolate.
  • Add melted white chocolate into a piping bag and then drizzle over the dipped pretzel.
  • Add two sprinkle eys.

Notes

To make 24 treats, double this recipe. 
Use white or milk chocolate. You can also use green candy melts too.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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