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Chocolate Covered Pretzels – so simple to make, yet always a crowd-pleaser!

pretzels dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles on a silpat baking mat

My go-to treat for nearly every holiday 🙂

I like to cover them in rainbow sprinkles for birthdays

pretzels dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles

pretzels dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles

Orange, yellow, + black sprinkles for Halloween

chocolate covered pretzel rods with fall sprinkles

Green + red for Christmas

pretzels dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles on a silpat baking mat

And pink + red sprinkles for Valentine’s Day!

My favorite pretzels to cover in chocolate are pretzel rods or honey-wheat pretzel twists. I find that pretzel rods or sticks are much easier to dip, but feel free to use any pretzel of choice. You could even use traditional pretzel twists and add them to chocolate covered pretzel cookies!

You can get creative and use toppings other than sprinkles like crushed oreos, crushed candy canes, crushed nuts, or mini m&ms.

pretzels dipped in white chocolate and topped with sprinkles

pretzels dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles on a silpat baking mat

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pretzels dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles

My Classic Chocolate Covered Pretzels

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 1216 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Chocolate covered pretzels are so simple to make, yet always a crowd-pleaser!


  • two 4-ounce quality semi-sweet chocolate bars (113g each), finely chopped*
  • 1 bag honey wheat pretzels (or 4 cups pretzel shapes of choice)
  • sprinkles


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, break up the chocolate bars into small pieces so they melt easily.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Remove and stir for about a minute. The chocolate will continue to melt as you stir. If needed, microwave in 10 second increments until all is melted and smooth.
  3. Take a pretzel and dip into chocolate, using a spoon to evenly cover 1/2 of the pretzel. Shake the pretzel a bit to remove any excess chocolate. Immediately cover the chocolate with sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. I usually do this over a paper plate, to catch the sprinkles that miss the pretzel.
  4. Place each pretzel on parchment paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate for about 10 minutes for the chocolate to harden. Once chocolate is set, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  1. Chocolate: Avoid chocolate chips, which are not meant for dipping. You can find chocolate bars right next to the chocolate chips in the baking aisle. They are sold in 4 ounce bars. I like Bakers or Ghirardelli brands.
  2. Swirled Chocolate: For swirling the chocolate as shown in a few of these photos, melt 4 oz of semi-sweet chocolate and 4 oz of white chocolate separately.  In a shallow bowl or paper plate (I used a paper plate), pour your semi sweet chocolate into a puddle and top with the white chocolate.  Swirl your pretzel twist into the chocolates and top with sprinkles.

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Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. I think I speak for many of us when I say I can’t get enough suggestions for easy treats like this around the holidays–and so pretty! We’re celebrating our favorite go-to holiday recipes this month on the Shine Supper Club and a recipe like this is just what we’re looking for. I hope you’ll join us!

    1. Hey Sarah! Thanks so much – yes, recipes like this get me through my holiday baking. It’s a savior. Thanks so much for the invite and comment!

  2. Wow! That was a fast response. Thanks! You’re right, I see it there now. I guess it helps if I read ALL the directions first, right? Thanks, again!

  3. Omg honey wheat pretzels are my all-time favorite, dipping them in chocolate would just shoot me straight into snack-heaven. I feel like these would also be good with peanut-butter filled pretzels, like Combos. I might have a to make a batch of each. Thank you Sally!

    1. Hey Ashley! YES! honey wheats are my favorite as well!! I just bought a huge bucket of them. Sometimes it’s hard for me to stop snacking on them, they are SO good. honey wheat peanut butter combos – hooooooly moly. that sounds incredible. I think you’re onto something. 😉

  4. Hey Sally, it’s me again, your lame friend that needs a step by step for everything!!! Okay with the rods, I tried it once, and I see I didn’t let the chocolate fall off and it got rather goopy so to speak! But the other thing, when I put it on the parchment paper, the backside was real ugly, flat and well ugly! Do you hold the pretzel a bit so it retains its shape? I told you I was lame!! But I want to try this — again!!!

    You know I LOVE all your blog stuff. You are the best and a real help to me. One of these days I’ll surprise you!!


    1. You’re not lame at all! No worries Donna. I’m worried about the chocolate you are using. Are you using chocolate made for melting? Or chocolate chips? Chocolate chips become hard and chunky and goopy and do not melt properly without some shortening. I would make sure you are following the directions on the melting chocolate’s package to make sure you are melting it properly. The underside of the pretzels do get a bit flat. After I let some chocolate fall off, I hold it up for a 1 minute then lay them down on the parchment paper. Get AS MUCH chocolate off as you can to avoid a pool of chocolate setting on the underside of the pretzel. I hope this helps!

  5. Sally, I love your site! Everything looks so yummy. I am looking for a no-bake recipe that 15 kids can create at the same time for a Vacation Bible School food craft. Our theme is Jerusalem 31AD, although it doesn’t necessarily have to apply to the theme. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Kendall, I would suggest these pretzels or:

  6. If you pulverize candy canes and put them in white chocolate, and then dip pretzels, it is A-MAZING!! Seriously. My favorite is milk chocolate covered pretzel twists with crushed mint Oreos. YUM! Always a holiday favorite snack!

  7. Hi Sally. I love the ideas you gave for the pretzels. It brightens up the look of pretzels cookies instead of just snacking it without any dipping. However, may I know if by dipping it in chocs, will it shorten up the expiry date of the pretzels? How long will it able to be kept if I just put it in a container after dipping? Thanks

    1. Hi Ima! These pretzels last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator (covered tightly).

    1. Once chocolate is set, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  8. Silly question…making these for a bake sale…best way to wrap 2 to a package?…..saran wrap?

  9. Hi Sally.
    What type of chocolate do you use? Bittersweet. Semi or milk for dipping?

  10. is it possible to make this using cocoa powder instead of the bakers squares? I have a ton of cocoa powder to use!

  11. Can the pretzel/chocolate cookies be,made ahead and then frozen for a out two weeks? thank you!

  12. Can we dip the entire rod ? If so, how should we store them and how long would the shelf life be? Thanks!

    1. Definitely. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks if they weather is relatively warm.

  13. Hi Sally! Do you use semisweet or unsweetened baking chocolate? Thanks!

  14. Oh, I sooo much love these! I made them so many times, friends are amazed, kids couldn”t stop eating them!

  15. Very easy! I like to use the honey wheat pretzels.