Halloween Pretzel Rods are super fun and easy to make for Halloween! They are the perfect party snack for your Halloween get together!
In the past I’ve made my Witches fingers which use pretzel rods, but I’ve always loved making these Halloween treats too! These are fun to make in lots of different Halloween colors and are great if you have kiddos wanting to make a fun treat!
What you need:
- Pretzel Rods
- Candy Melts- I like to use various colors like black, purple, orange, and green
- Sprinkles- I love using different Halloween colored sprinkles.
- Coconut Oil or Shortening- this is only needed if your candy melts don’t thin out enough when melting
How to make Halloween pretzel rods?
- Melt your various candy melts in their own microwave safe dish. Adding coconut oil or shortening if needed to thin it out.
- Dip your pretzel rods in the candy melt and place on a parchment lined backing sheet, or in a cooling rack (if you want all sides to be decorated).
- Add sprinkles and allow to dry.
Tips for easy decorating
- Work on one pretzel rod at a time- dip then decorate and repeat with next pretzel if you want to add sprinkles.
- If drizzling with a second color, lift the rods up after drizzling to help get rid of excess drizzle.
- To decorate the entire pretzel rod (front and back) dip the pretzel in the candy melts, tap off excess, add sprinkles on all sides, then place upright in a cooling rack and allow to dry.
How to Store Pretzel Rods?
Once decorated, store in a air tight container or zip lock baggie.
How long will decorated pretzel rods last?
Dipped pretzel rods will last at least a week if stored properly. The biggest time factor is the pretzel itself going stale.
How to get chocolate coating around entire pretzel rod?
You can either spoon the melted chocolate over the pretzel rod or place the melting chocolate in a tall and narrow container (like a mason jar) and dip the pretzel in that way.
Halloween Pretzel Rod Variations
- Mummy- follow the same directions with these mummy crispy treats but with the pretzels!
- Witches Fingers- full tutorial here
- Vampire- Black with Red dipped almond attached
- Ghost- White with three black dots for the eyes and mouth
Watch how to make this recipe!
Halloween Pretzel Rods
- Piping bag and writing tip for drizzling- optional
- 12 oz Candy Melts in various colors I used bright orange, black, green, and purple
- Halloween Sprinkles
- 24 Pretzel Rods
- 2-5 tbs refined coconut oil or shortening
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Or get a cup ready to hold the dipped pretzel rods.
- Melt candy melts in microwave. I recommend heating for 30seconds in the microwave on 50% power, stirring, and repeat until melted. Melt one color of candy melts at a time.12 oz Candy Melts in various colors, 2-5 tbs refined coconut oil or shortening
- You can even take it out of the microwave when there are still a few lumps and let is sit for about a minute then stir. The residual heat should melt the remaining candy melts.
- If the candy melts are too thick stir in coconut oil 1 tbs at a time until your reach your desired consistency. You don’t want to overheat the candy melts and cause it to burn and get clumpy.
- Dip the pretzel rods into the melted candy melts, tap off excess chocolate, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Add sprinkles or drizzle with other melted candy melt colors.24 Pretzel Rods, Halloween Sprinkles
- If you want to decorate all sides of the pretzel, dip into candy melts, tap off excess chocolate, add sprinkles to all sides, then place upright in a cooling rack and allow to dry.
- Once all pretzels are decorated, allow them to set up and harden for 10-15 minutes. You can also place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
- Store leftover pretzels in a Ziploc baggie.
- Eat within a week for optimal freshness.
- I've noticed different brands and even different microwaves can melt the candies differently.
- You can use refined or unrefined coconut oil, or shortening for the candy melts but refined does not leave a coconut taste- which is what I prefer.