Enjoy Christmas Pretzel Rods during holiday gatherings and family dinners. Start a tradition of making these festive white chocolate covered pretzels as reindeer food for Santa's precious deer! They are an easy, sweet Christmas treat requiring only 5 minutes and 3 ingredients. Super fun to make and delicious to eat!
We are starting a new holiday tradition this year, and I am excited! We're skipping the carrots for the reindeer on Christmas Eve and instead, we are leaving them this even better reindeer food.
Fun, simple, and delicious white chocolate covered pretzels, a fun Christmas pretzel rod hand dipped and decorated by me and my kiddos!
Don't worry, we won't forget to leave Santa his milk and sugar cookies.
And we all know Santa needs to refuel after making his way down and back up all those chimneys, so make sure your kids treat him with a hot homemade peppermint mocha latte, too. We will be! 😉
White chocolate covered pretzels require only about 10 minutes. They are a fun Christmas dessert to make with the kids. Christmas pretzel rods are a no-bake recipe and don't need any sharp tools or instruments, just lots of chocolate and sprinkles!
And what kid doesn't love chocolate and sprinkles!? Christmas pretzel rods are an exciting way to spend the days before Christmas as a family, creating lots of fun foods for you and Santa!
This recipe makes 9 pretzel sticks, 1 for each reindeer. 🎄 We are going to have some happy reindeer on Christmas Eve!
To make Christmas pretzel rods, you need:
- a bag of white chocolate chips
- a bag of pretzel rods
- Christmas themed sprinkles.
You'll also need:
- a glass measuring bowl or mixing bowl for melting the chocolate
- a spoon for stirring
- parchment or wax paper
🔪 Step-By-Step Directions
To make white chocolate covered pretzels, first melt the chocolate in a glass bowl.
Do this in 20 second increments. Stir between intervals. It should take about 1 minute to fully melt. If it takes longer, shorten the increments to 10 seconds so that it doesn't burn.
Once the chocolate is melted, dip a pretzel into it, coating about ½ to ¾ of the pretzel in chocolate. You can also use a spoon to scoop the chocolate on and spread it evenly around. The spoon method is my preferred way.
Lay the pretzel on the parchment paper and coat all sides with sprinkles. Let harden for about 10 minutes. I let mine harden on the counter, but the fridge is a good place too.
And that's it. Enjoy your Christmas pretzel rods, hand dipped in white chocolate!
Christmas Pretzel Rods (White Chocolate Covered Pretzels)
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 9 pretzel rods
- assorted Christmas sprinkles
- In a glass measuring cup or mug, melt chocolate in 20 seconds increments in the microwave, stirring between. Chocolate should take about 1 minute to melt. If longer than 1 minute is needed, reduce increments to 10 seconds.
- Dip pretzels one at a time into chocolate and smooth with a spoon if needed. Alternatively, scoop chocolate onto pretzel with a spoon and smooth to cover.
- Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles and lay on parchment paper to harden, about 10 minutes.
📖 Recipe Variations
You can also use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips to make your Christmas pretzel rods.
I prefer using white chocolate because it makes the pretzels appear "snow dipped". Plus, the red and green sprinkles pop more against the white background.
Most importantly though, white chocolate doesn't melt as quickly as milk chocolate, so if you are transporting these to a party or relative's house, the white chocolate covered pretzels will likely hold up better.
And if your house or the car is too warm, the milk chocolate may start to soften. To prevent this, store them in the fridge.
Christmas pretzel rods can be left at room temperature for 2-3 days or kept in the fridge for 1 week.
I've left white chocolate covered pretzels out on the table for a few days and the white chocolate is still hardened, yet soft enough for eating. This characteristic of white chocolate also makes it a little less messy and drippy to work with compared to milk chocolate.
If you've swapped the white chocolate for milk chocolate, its best to store them in the fridge.
White chocolate covered pretzels for Christmas are our new favorite Christmas snack, and I hope they become one of yours too!
If you loved these white chocolate covered Christmas pretzel rods let me know in the comments below!