Chocolate Pretzel Rods: DIY Wedding Favors

chocolate pretzel rod

Chocolate pretzel rods are fun and fabulous DIY wedding favors. They’re easy to make and perfect for brides on a budget.

The key to great tasting chocolate pretzel rods is to not cheap out on the chocolate. I used Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips. Also, to ensure freshness, I wouldn’t make these more than a few days before your wedding.


Chocolate Pretzel Rods Tutorial


You will need:

1 bag pretzel rods (Depending on where you live, pretzel rods might not be easy to find. I hunted high and low and finally found them at Micheal’s. I’m guessing that they are are a popular Christmas treat because I got the last bag!)

1 bag of Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips

chocolate sprinkles, nuts or white chocolate chips


Place chocolate in a double boiler and melt.

diy pretzels pretzel rod

For easy dipping, find a tall glass or vessel in which to pour your melted chocolate.

pretzel rod Dip pretzel rod into chocolate, leaving about an inch at the end.

chocolate pretzel rod Let excess chocolate drip off of the end of the pretzel rod.

chocolate pretzels

Place chocolate pretzel rods onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. The chocolate will pool underneath it, creating a flat side to the pretzel. This is normal and nothing to fret about. Also, you can shave off any excess chocolate with a knife once it has set.

chocolate pretzel

Add chocolate sprinkles or nuts. I brought the chocolate pretzel rods outside into the cold air and let the chocolate set just a wee bit before I added the sprinkles, that way the sprinkles didn’t slide off the top. You can also drizzle them with white chocolate, but make sure you let the semi-sweet chocolate set first. If you are giving these as wedding favors, simply place inside a cellophane bag and add a tag.

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  1. Posted by Charissa on December 16th, 2011 at 4:19pm

    Ooh, this would be so magical for a wedding...I want to do this when my "time" comes! :)
  2. Posted by Lauren on December 16th, 2011 at 5:53pm

    Very cute! I was planning to make chocolate covered pretzels this evening, and was having a tough time deciding the best way to apply chocolate to pretzel rods. Thanks for this!
  3. Posted by Rachel on December 17th, 2011 at 10:14am

    I have been making so many chocolate covered pretzels the last two weeks as they are sweet and simple gifts to give when goings places! And if I don't use all my chocolate one day one, I just put it in another container and will use it in a few days when I need more melting chocolate! I do love to dip my rods in chocolate using a tall glass as well, I agree that it works perfectly!!

    I was drawn to this post by that photo though and wanted to share my applause with you :-)
  4. Posted by Christina on December 20th, 2011 at 10:02am

    Thanks Rachel!
  5. Posted by Christina on December 20th, 2011 at 10:04am

    Lauren, champagne flutes work quite well:)
  6. Posted by Angela on January 15th, 2012 at 3:31pm

    I never new they were so easy to make. This is great!! Great gift idea.. Thank you ! :o)
  7. Posted by Julie on February 12th, 2012 at 9:11pm

    Love these! Do you have any suggestions of how you would package these if giving them out for a wedding favor? Thanks!
  8. Posted by Christina on February 12th, 2012 at 10:51pm

    Thanks Julie. I've seen them in cellophane bags, tied with ribbon and a tag.
  9. Posted by Nancy C on January 13th, 2013 at 12:06am

    What type of sprinkles are featured on these? They look DEE- licious. Great Pictures. Thanks
  10. Posted by Christina on January 13th, 2013 at 5:14pm

    Nancy, the sprinkles are chocolate. Yum! I found them at my local Bulk Barn.
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