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Firecracker Pretzel Rods

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There’s nothing more patriotic than eating a red white and blue 4th of July treat. These firecracker pretzel rods will bring a whole new level and feeling of excitement to your festivities during the summer months.

When you’re looking for something simple and easy to be able to grab, snack and go, you’re going to love these chocolate covered pretzels. Can you ever go wrong with excess chocolate? And when that combination is melted white chocolate and pretzel sticks, you’ll see just how delicious and simple this recipe is.

Don’t forget to check out these other 10 Chocolate Dessert Recipes as well!

July 4th Candy Coated Pretzel Sticks

These firecracker candy coated pretzels are awesome. Made with simple candy melts and chocolate coating, this is one holiday treat that everyone can help with. 

And isn’t that such a great idea? Letting everyone make their own chocolate coated pretzels? They’ll love being able to dip the pretzels so that they are coated in “just” the right amount of chocolate. 

The hardest part will probably be watching them dry on the parchment paper! 

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

White Candy Melts

Red, White and Blue Sprinkles

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Firecracker Pretzel Rods are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

Red White and Blue Fireworks Pretzels

Must-Have Resources:

When making these Firecracker Candy Coated Pretzels at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Baking Sheet

Wax Paper 



Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: Instant Pot Ground Beef Hash

Vegetable SideSimple Carrot Salad

Starch SideAsparagus and Potato Egg Bake Recipe

Refreshing DrinkDelicious Pink Mocktails

Don’t forget DessertBuckeye Fudge Candy Recipe

Patriotic Firecracker Candies

Best Ice Cream Recipes: 

Once you make this Firecracker Pretzel Rods, you’re going to have a major sweet tooth for more! With the summer months here, it’s time to start thinking about homemade ice cream as well!  

Firecracker Candy coated pretzels for a patriotic party USA

More Red, White and Blue Recipes: 

Patriotic Firecracker Candies

Firecracker Candy Coated Pretzels

Yield: 12 pretzel rods


  • ● 12 pretzel rods
  • ● 6 ounces (half bag) of White Candy Melts
  • ● Red, white and blue sprinkles
  • ● Wax paper
  • ● spoon


  1. Line a large tray or baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Melt the candy according to package directions.
  3. Dip pretzels into melted candy, and using a spoon, cover pretzel about halfway with melted candy.
  4. Hold pretzel longways over the cup or bowl, allowing excess candy to drip off.
  5. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet and top with sprinkles right away so that they can stick well.
  6. Place in refrigerator for about 30-60 minutes to harden.

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Thursday 27th of June 2019

What a super fun recipe Kelli. Thank you for sharing it at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your firecracker pretzel rods at tonight's party and pinning too.

Mother of 3

Friday 21st of June 2019

Those look so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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