Jun 30

Firecracker Pretzel Rods for the 4th of July

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I've had a craving for chocolate covered pretzels for about a week now -- love that salty-sweet combination! We're heading to a cookout this afternoon, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to make up a batch. You know, so I don't eat them ALL by myself...

Plus it was a great way to keep the kids occupied so they wouldn't whine, "Mooooommmmm, when are we leaving?!?" every five minutes. Admittedly they did still ask a couple of times, but it could have been far, far worse.

Ghirardelli White Chocolate

I picked up a bag of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers at Walmart, along with a bag of pretzel rods. I melted the white chocolate (using my DIY double boiler tip), and then put the kids to work.

Drizzle Melted White Chocolate

We prefer the haphazard results that you can achieve by drizzling on the chocolate, but you can also just dip the pretzel rods in the melted white chocolate, rolling them to ensure an even coating.

Patriotic Red White and Blue Sprinkles

Since the 4th of July is just a few days away, I thought that dressing them up in patriotic red, white and blue sprinkles would be a fun treat.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

My kids set up a little assembly line with one drizzling, one sprinkling, and one laying them out to cool, and they were done in no time. The chocolate will solidify on its own pretty quickly, but if you need to speed it along, simply place the finished pretzel rods on a baking sheet and pop them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or so.

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Didn't they turn out SO cute? What a quick and easy 4th of July treat!

If you're looking for more fun 4th of July recipes, be sure to check out my Pinterest collection. I'd love for you to follow me on Pinterest while you're there!

Firecracker Pretzel Rods for the 4th of July

Yield: about 2 dozen

Firecracker Pretzel Rods for the 4th of July


  • 1 bag Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • 1 bag pretzel rods
  • red, white and blue sprinkles


  1. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler.
  2. Drizzle or dip the melted white chocolate over half of a pretzel rod. Sprinkle them with the red, white and blue sprinkles before the chocolate cools.
  3. Lay the coated pretzels on a piece of parchment or waxed paper to cool. If you need to cool them quickly, lay them out on a baking sheet and place them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.


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by Tara | 5 comments

  • Such a great treat that the kids can help make!

  • These are so fun!! I love sweet and salty so these are my kind of treat :)

  • These are so perfect for the kids to grab as they run through and there's nothing better than a sweet and salty treat! So cute!

  • Pretzels rods are my favorite dippable treat. I love the 4th of July theme here!

  • My kids would LOVE these, so fun and festive!

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