Candy-coated pretzels are great for party favors or bringing to any celebration or holiday. Easy to customize with our wide variety of Candy Melts candy colors, candy-coated pretzels are a quick and easy snack well-loved by kids and adults of all ages!

It seems a party just isn’t a party without candy or chocolate-covered pretzels! They’re easy to make, fun to customize and delicious to snack on!

How to Make Candy-Coated Pretzels

Ingredients

  • Pretzel rods or twists
  • Candy Melts candy: Candy Melts candy is available in a wide variety of colors and flavors. Mix and match colors to suit your occasion!
  • EZ Thin Dipping Aid: EZ Thin makes it easy to thin your melted candy to the perfect consistency for dipping and drizzling. It’s odorless and colorless, so it won’t change the color or taste of your candy.

Tools

  • Candy Decorating Squeeze Bottle: This candy squeeze bottle can be used to drizzle candy over your pretzels or as a dipping container for tall pretzel rods.
  • Pretzel Treat Bags: Great for gifting and packaging your decorated pretzels.
  • Tall dipping container or mixing bowl: For pretzel rods, you’ll want a tall dipping container, such as a drinking glass, to hold your melted candy. For smaller pretzels, a medium mixing bowl should work just fine.
  • Parchment or waxed paper: This prevents your candy from sticking to a metal surface (such as a baking pan) as it sets.
  • Candy dipping tools: If you’re planning to dip pretzel twists, use the candy dipping fork to hold your pretzels for easy dipping and transferring.

Step 1: Melt the Candy

Melt your candy according to package instructions. If you’re dipping pretzel rods, make sure your dipping container is tall enough to cover as much of the pretzel that you want covered in candy.

If you’re dipping pretzel twists, you can use a microwave-safe bowl or candy melting pot to melt your candy.

Step 2: Dip and Dunk Pretzels

Dip your pretzel rods into the melted candy. Tap pretzel on edge of container to smooth and remove excess candy.

For pretzel twists, use the fork tool to dip your twists into the melted candy. Tap fork on edge of bowl or melting pot to remove excess candy.

How to Thin Candy Melts Candy

If your candy is too thick or has been overheated, you can add EZ Thin Dipping Aid or solid vegetable shortening to thin it out.

Do not add liquid, such as milk or water, to your candy. This will cause it to seize, rendering it unusable.

Once dipped, place pretzels on parchment or waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Chill until candy is set, about 10 minutes.

Step 3: Drizzling and Decorating Candy Pretzels

For added color, you can drizzle your pretzels with another color of Candy Melts candy. To do this, melt the second color of candy in a decorating bag or squeeze bottle. Drizzle over candy-coated pretzels. Chill until set, about 5 minutes.

If you’re adding sprinkles, nonpareils, nuts or other toppings to your pretzels, be sure to add them immediately after dunking your pretzels in the melted candy. Candy Melts set up fairly quickly, so you want to add any toppings before the candy sets.

Candy-Coated Pretzel Ideas

These Nutty Candy-Filled Pretzels are a fun snack for those who love the salty-sweet combination.

Almost too cute to eat, these Sensational Sloth Pretzel Snacks are a fun way to decorate mini pretzel twists.

Forget the store-bought stuff…this homemade Valentine Pretzel Candy is sure to please your loved ones.

These Guinness Pretzel Truffles may look good enough to share with the kids, but these chocolate and pretzel-covered bites are a gourmet creation mom and dad can enjoy on their own!

Great for snacking or serving at a baby shower or birthday party, these Candy Drizzled Pretzels are sure to be a crowd pleaser…best of all, they’re quick and easy to make using Candy Melts Drizzle Pouches.

Fun for retirement or garden parties, these Candy-Covered Cactus Pretzel Rods are a fun ode to the humble cactus.

Wands and swords have nothing on these Candy Dipped Pretzel Rainbow Treats!

Great for baseball parties or sporting events, these Candy-Dipped Pretzel Bats are easy to customize with names or jersey numbers.

Easy to customize with your favorite colors, these Mini Fun-Dipped Pretzels make great favors for weddings, showers, holidays and more.

These Halloween Emoji Pretzel Rod Treats are a graveyard smash! Decorated with sprinkles and Candy Melts candy monsters, these pretzel rods are a fun way to bring all your favorite emojis to life!

A simple spray of food coloring is all you need to turn these pretzel rods into Ombre Dipped Pretzels.

Looking for a quick and easy snack for game night? These Blue and Green Pretzel Rods are the perfect solution.

Turn any celebration into a magical occasion with these Rainbow Pretzel Rods.

We want to see your candy pretzels! If you’ve made candy dipped, drizzled or dunked pretzels, share a picture of them on social media and tag us @wiltoncakes.

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Pretzels with Candy Melts

Make spectacular sweet and salty sticks by dipping pretzel rods in Candy Melts candy. Use any color of Candy Melts candy to customize the colors of these quick and easy treats to match your party theme or your favorite team’s colors for game day.
Course Dessert

Equipment

  • Candy Decorating Squeeze Bottle:
  • Pretzel Treat Bags
  • Tall dipping container or mixing bowl
  • Parchment or waxed paper
  • Candy dipping tools

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Melt your candy according to package instructions. If you’re dipping pretzel rods, make sure your dipping container is tall enough to cover as much of the pretzel that you want covered in candy.
    If you’re dipping pretzel twists, you can use a microwave-safe bowl or candy melting pot to melt your candy.
  • Dip your pretzel rods into the melted candy. Tap pretzel on edge of container to smooth and remove excess candy.
    For pretzel twists, use the fork tool to dip your twists into the melted candy. Tap fork on edge of bowl or melting pot to remove excess candy.
  • For added color, you can drizzle your pretzels with another color of Candy Melts candy. To do this, melt the second color of candy in a decorating bag or squeeze bottle. Drizzle over candy-coated pretzels. Chill until set, about 5 minutes.
    If you’re adding sprinkles, nonpareils, nuts or other toppings to your pretzels, be sure to add them immediately after dunking your pretzels in the melted candy. Candy Melts set up fairly quickly, so you want to add any toppings before the candy sets.