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Caramel Dipped Pretzel Rods

Delicious and easy Caramel and chocolate dipped pretzel rods
Print Recipe


  • 1-2 bags of Pretzel Rods
  • 1 package Caramel wraps by the apples
  • 1 bag Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles


  • Take one of the caramel wraps and cut it into strips
  • Wrap caramel strips around the pretzel rods (I pulled caramel and I twisted and wrapped, so usually one strip of caramel was all that was needed for each pretzel rod.)
  • Place a handful of candy melts on 2 pieces of wax paper on a plate. Microwave for about 30 seconds, the stir with a spoon, microwave for another 15 seconds and stir again, repeat until melts are all soft and blend together when you stir.Dip pretzel rods in chocolate. By having your chocolate on the wax paper, you are able to lift the wax paper and get the pretzel covered real good! – Use your spoon often to scrape all of the chocolate back to the center. When you run out of melted chocolate, melt some more!
  • I used one bag of chocolate melts for 2 bags of pretzel rods.add sprinkles right after you roll in chocolate and place on wax paper to set. (I sprinkled Jimmies on the caramel pretzel rods, and colored sugar on the chocolate only rods- so it was easy to tell which ones had caramel!) Last year I drizzled some with white chocolate as well.


Store in an air tight container. These keep really well, so you can make these a week or so ahead for holiday gift giving!
You could roll the caramel rods in toasted pecans or peanuts (you may have grab a handful of nuts and smash them into the caramel with your hands) then dip in chocolate.
Try Dark Chocolate and roll in crushed candy canes.
Use White Chocolate and sprinkles
Author: Cheryl - Tidy Mom