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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe

Lil' Luna
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods - one of our family's favorite treats during the holidays. Pretzels dipped in a homemade caramel sauce, then in melted chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate and your choice of sprinkles.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 rods roughly
Calories 236 kcal



  • 1 bag pretzel rods
  • candy quick chocolate and white
  • desired toppings and sprinkles

Homemade Caramel Sauce

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Make caramel sauce by melting your butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar, milk and corn syrup. Boil over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Around 240℉ (mixture will get a thicker, a little shiny and a tad darker). Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir.
  • Dip each pretzel in caramel and set on wax paper. You can choose to repeat this step for extra gooey pretzels.
  • While caramel is setting, melt entire tray of chocolate candy quick according to package directions.
  • When caramel is just a tad sticky to the touch, carefully lift rod and dip in chocolate. Place on a clean sheet of wax paper to harden.
  • Be sure to sprinkle your preferred toppings immediately, before chocolate has set so that it sticks to the pretzels.
  • For a beautiful white drizzle, wait for chocolate to harden, then melt a few squares of the white candy quick and drizzle over the top.


Calories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 102mgSugar: 45gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Chocolate Caramel Covered Pretzels
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