Patriotic Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Do you have a reputation?

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No, I’m not talking about that kind of reputation!   I’m talking about something that all your friends or family associate with you.

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Like, you’re the “Shoe Girl” and all your friends know when they are looking for a killer pair of heels to borrow, you are the one to ask?

Maybe you are the “Handy Guy” and whenever your friends need help with a project or something fixed they get in touch with you.

Are you the “Fun Friend” and your buds know when they need a go out and have a good time, you are the one to call?

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Well, I think my reputation is the “Wanna-be Martha Stewart.”  I brought these treats to a barbeque recently and put them on the table among the rest of the food.  When one of my friends walked into the room, she immediately asked me if I made these!  I thought it was so funny that out of all the food on the table, she could pick out what I brought.

And then she asked me how to paint furniture.  I guess my reputation extends past the kitchen!

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Well, I guess there are worse reputations to have.  Those kind.  😉

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All you need to make these great treats are some pretzel rods, white candy melts and some sprinkles.  With the upcoming 4th of July festivities, I choose some patriotic sprinkles, but you can use whatever kind of sprinkles you like or that your occasion calls for.

And do yourself a favor and get the candy melts.  Have you ever tried to melt white chocolate chips to coat something?  Trust me, it doesn’t work.  Save yourself that headache and start with the candy melts.  You can buy them at the craft store, or order them online.

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White Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Makes about 25 Rods

Print this recipe!


  • 1 bag white candy melts
  • 1 bag pretzel rods (you will need 20-25)
  • Lots of sprinkles of your choice


  1. Pour candy melts into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave candy melts for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until all the pieces have melted and coating is smooth.
  3. Pour sprinkles onto a large flat plate or tray.
  4. Dip pretzels, one at a time, into the melted candy melts.  Use a spoon to cover 3/4 of the rod.  Shake off the excess coating.  I used what I called the “Jack Hammer” method.  By pointing the rod directly downward and moving it quickly up and down, most of the excess coating dripped off.
  5. Roll your coated pretzel rod in the sprinkles to cover all the coating.  Obviously, this needs to be done when the coating is still wet, or the sprinkles won’t stick!
  6. Place coated and sprinkle covered pretzel rods onto a parchment lined tray.
  7. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until ready to serve.

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What kind of reputation do you have?

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