The countdown to the 4th has begun and we’re trying to find time to make all of our favorite treats. Chocolate-covered pretzels are one of the boy’s favorites, so when we saw these over at Poca Cosa we added them to our list. This is a great project to do with the kids. The boy has been helping me with these since he was three. Granted, he used to dump the entire container of sprinkles on one pretzel, but you’re only a kid once so I have always embraced his sprinkle obsession.
- long pretzel rods
- candy melts in red, white & blue
- sanding sugar in red and white (These are from Williams Sonoma.)
- star sprinkles
- microwaves-safe tall glasses or bowls
Here’s a few tips:
- Melt candy melts in microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well in between.
- Do not allow any water to come into contact with the candy melts or it will seize up on you and it can’t be saved.
- If the chocolate mixture is still thick once melted and you would like a thinner consistency, add a tiny bit of shortening or vegetable oil and stir.
- Allow pretzels to set up on waxed paper. Some people put them in the fridge, I leave them on the counter to dry.
- Make sure to sprinkle toppings on right away before the chocolate sets.
- The easiest way to dip these long pretzel rods is by melting the chocolate into a large, microwave-safe drinking glass. Sadly, my possessed dishwasher has now broken all of my favorite pretzel-dipping glasses, so this time around I had to use the large liquid measuring cup. The tall glasses are much easier, but both get the job done.