Christmas Pretzel Rods Recipe
Recipe type: dessert
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  • Pretzel rods
  • Brown candy coating, milk chocolate morsels, or chocolate almond bark
  • White candy coating, white chocolate morsels, or vanilla almond bark
  • Green candy coating
  • Red candy coating
  • Assorted sprinkles:
  • Confetti Holly Mix
  • Wilton Holiday Nonpareils
  • Wilton Christmas Snowflake Sprinkles
  • Crushed peppermint
  1. Melt the candy coating according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
  2. Pour candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. If applying sprinkles, do so immediately rotating the pretzel rods to coat all sides. Larger sprinkles work best if placed individually.
  3. Place pretzel rod on waxed paper or cooling rack. (Cook’s notes: Waxed paper makes for easier release.)
  4. If drizzling with additional colored candy melts, allow the initial candy coating to set completely. Then, use a spoon or fork to drizzle candy coating over the pretzel rods. Before the pretzel sets, gently pick it up and move to clean wax paper.
  5. Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.
  6. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Placing in the refrigerator may cause the pretzel to soften.
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