Easy Easter Pretzel Rods

April 2, 2019

Hey there friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful week! I wanted to share with you guys these easy and fun Easter/Spring edible craft that kids can have fun making all by themselves! Fun, simple and delicious dipped pretzel rods are a perfect springtime snack for family gathers or classroom treats. So, let's get our ingredients together and feel free to use whatever sprinkles, nuts, coconut or whatever kind of crushed food items you’d like. The possibilities are endless so be creative, it’s going to be a fun and yummy time for everyone!

Easter Pretzel Rod
  • Pretzel rods
  • White candy melts, white chocolate morsels, or vanilla almond bark
  • Green candy melts
  • Yellow candy melts
  • Orange candy melts
Assorted sprinkles and sanding sugars such as:
  • Orange nonpareils
  • Yellow nonpareils
  • Confetti sprinkles
  • Spring flowers sprinkles

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 or coconut oil 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 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.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Placing in the refrigerator may cause the pretzel to soften.

I hope you all try this simple DIY recipe, they are a delicious and fun way to dress up any Easter basket! Wishing you all the "hoppiest" of Easters! 

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