Happy National Pretzel Day! Many of us love this popular crunchy snack, and pretzels are made even better when coated in candy for a salty and sweet combination. You can do so much more than dunking a pretzel in melted chocolate; all you need is some inspiration and the right tools.
1. Quick and Colorful Drizzled Pretzels. One of the easiest ways to dress up pretzels for any occasion! Dip pretzel rods in white or light cocoa Candy Melts candy and chill until firm. Choose a second color or candy flavor and drizzle melted candy across the pretzel rods.
2. Nutty Candy Filled Pretzels. Regular pretzels will never be the same once you fill them with Candy Melts candy and add a sprinkle of chopped nuts. This combo is fun to make and serve any time of the year and your guests will devour them!
3. Ombre Candy Pretzels. The popular ombre style works beautifully with Candy Melts candy! Just use our candy color sets to create four shades in each color and then start piping the different color bands with Wilton Candy Decorating Bags.
Candy covered pretzels make great gifts and party favors because there are so many colors and flavors available for total customization. Know a peanut butter fantatic? Use our peanut butter Candy Melts. Making favors for a birthday party? Match any color you need, or create your own with one of our candy coloring sets. A dipping scoop will help you dunk pretzel twists quickly, while our tall dipping containers are perfect for pretzel rods. Use a drizzling scoop to help make your pretzels look fancy. If you want to decorate with multiple colors, grab a pack of our melting bottles.
Want to learn more? Check out the The Wilton Method: Colorful Dipped Cookies and Pretzels on Creativebug. You’ll learn two different methods for dipping pretzels: an ombre effect and a striped effect. You’ll also learn how to create a custom color palette with Candy Melts and layer color onto pretzels. Candy-dipped pretzels are a great way to wow guests at holidays, birthdays and celebrations year round. No matter what you are decorating, the results will be colorful – and of course, delicious!