I made these super fast Grinch Peppermint Pretzel Rods with a little chocolate, sprinkles, and a bit of crushed peppermint. To say they’re Grinch-tastic is quite the understatement!
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But back to this fantastically Grinch-worthy snack. They’re so fun and easy to make, they make a quick and simple holiday treat the kids can help make! And if you’re not into the idea of the peppermint addition, check out my easy Grinch Pretzel Rods I made last year.
Grinch Peppermint Pretzel Rods
The trick here is to not overthink making your Grinch Peppermint Pretzel Rods. They’re super easy and don’t take much at all. Just melt your chocolate, whether it’s melting candy discs (my favorite), dark chocolate, almond bark, milk chocolate chips or white chocolate for baking.
Then start dipping pretzel sticks and gently remove the excess by letting it drip back into the melted chocolate. You decorate your chocolate-dipped pretzel rods with whatever you’re going to use, then let these sweet and salty treats chill in the fridge or sit on the counter at room temperature until the chocolate is hardened.
When that’s done, it’s time to stick your chocolate-covered pretzel rods into cellophane bags for gifting!
What Chocolate Do You Use to Make Candy Coated Pretzel Sticks for Christmas?
Like I said, there’s no real rhyme or reason, but I generally like to use melting chocolate or candy melts for my pretzel rods. They melt easier, have a tendency to stay workable longer and you don’t have to color them. Easy peasy.
Just be sure to read the instructions for melting the chocolate because some of them need to be heated in intervals, stirring between each.
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Can You Make Dipped Pretzel Rods with Other Things?
Absolutely! Go crazy and enjoy yourself making these easy Christmas pretzel rods. I have some of the best ideas including adding these SUPER festive sprinkles, dipping them in salted caramel flavored candy melts like these and adding old-fashioned holiday candy like this.
So many ideas – so little time. LOL!
More Candy Coated Pretzel Rod Recipes:
- 1 cup Light Green Candy Melts
- 1/4 cup Red Candy Melts
- 1/4 cup White Candy Melts
- 1/2 cup Crushed Peppermints
- 1/4 cup Red Heart Sprinkles
- 12 Pretzel Rods
- Place all three colors of candy melts into separate microwave safe bowls and melt per the directions on the candy melt package.
- Place the light green melted candy melts into a mason jar or large bowl to allow for easy dipping.
- Dip a pretzel rod into the melted candy melts and place on a piece of parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining 11 pretzel rods.
- Drizzle the red and white candy melts over the pretzel rods.
- Immediately sprinkle with the crushed peppermints, along with one heart sprinkle per pretzel rod.
- Allow the Grinch peppermint pretzel rods to harden in the fridge for 5 minutes or on the counter for 20 minutes, then enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 26gProtein: 1g
If you’re all about that Grinch pretzel rod, but you’re not quite ready to break out the candy melts, be sure to pin this to your favorite holiday recipes board on Pinterest so you can find it again quickly when you’re ready to get your Grinch on!