Linda's Holiday Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

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"Looking for something fun to make for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day or Easter? Grab your holiday sprinkles, and have fun! These are a yummy treat for kids and adults alike! I made these for co-workers and family members during the holidays, and put some in gift baskets for Christmas. You can also use the pastel colored sprinkles for Easter to put in the kiddies Easter Baskets... You can make them for any of the holidays, by just using different holiday jimmies and candies... I wrapped each one in green and red saran wrap and tied with a coordinating ribbon for Christmas. They look pretty enough to put on top of Christmas presents or packages, use as party favors for kids birthday parties, or as a place setting using a name tag tied with a ribbon to each one, so the kids know where their seats are. I have dipped them in caramel and then chocolate and sprinkled with nuts and mini M&M's. I have also used chopped candy bars such as Butterfingers. You could even use the little cinnamon hot red candies for Valentine's Day! Or put those cute candy hearts with the little sayings down the front with some sprinkles. The sky is the limit. Use your imagination, and I am sure they will work fine for you too. Great to do as a fun day with the kiddies too!"

Original recipe yields 30-40 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (31.7 g)
  • Calories 135.5
  • Total Fat - 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 59.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 3.2 g
  • Calcium - 36.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Put the chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler.

Step 2

Put water in the bottom pan, and heat the water, to melt the chocolate chips in the top pan.

Step 3

When chips are melted, take off stove, and dip pretzel rods first in the chocolate to about half way down the rod, then dip the tip into the sprinkles, about 2" down the chocolate (I cover all but about 2 inches from the bottom of the pretzel, and do the same with the sprinkles) and lay on waxed paper.

Step 4

Let the chocolate harden a good half hour.

Step 5

Wrap individually in colored saran wrap for the holidays, to keep them fresh. Using thin ribbon, tie with a bow to match the saran wrap.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Edna Eats

Dipped in white chocolate then in little red candy hearts and sprinkles. My grandchildren were happy to get them for Valentine's Day along with their card from us!

review by:
(15 Feb 2019)


These can be made so many ways and I made them for my daughter's baby shower and topped them with pink frosting and sprinkles and a few other varieties that you can see in the picture

review by:
(21 Jul 2016)


We had our Christmas party yesterday at work and I made these to pass out to all the people I work with. Everyone loved them!

review by:
(24 Dec 2015)


I saw these sometime back and saved. I decided to make them to bring to work and stick in a scarecrow I have on my desk. Since workers come to my desk throughout the day I decided to make something to share for Halloween. These went over real big and next year I will do more as they were gone before the end of the day. Such as great idea for any of the holidays and I will make them for my family for coming up holidays. They are one of those things that please everyone!

review by:
(31 Oct 2014)


I made these to give out for trick or treat. Very cute idea for Halloween with a variety of the holiday sprinkles available these days! My littlest ones can't wait to pass them out at our Halloween party tomorrow night too! Made these for Easter 2019 - Linda, I love all your holiday recipes and these were no exception. They don't take all that long to make and they are delicious! I made up some caramel dipped covered with white or milk chocolate, then sprinkled with various holiday sprinkles or nuts. I added them to my holiday bags I made up for my guests and all the family. A must do for all the holidays!

review by:
(30 Oct 2014)


I made these for my grandchildren yesterday and will give them to them on Valentine's Day. I coated them in the chocolate and then sprinkled red and white sprinkles on some and dipped some in cinnamon hearts. So appetizing wrapped in saran wrap and tied with a red bow, ready to go out the door!

review by:
(12 Feb 2014)