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St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods

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These St Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods are a really fun treat to celebrate the holiday. Coat pretzels in candy melts and decorate with fun sprinkles and sugars. So easy!St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! I can’t wait for the hint of Spring to arrive and of course, we love making fun treats for every holiday. After you make these, Pot of Gold Oreos and Leprechaun Nutter Butters should definitely be next on your list!

St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods

We’ve made four different St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods. You could get really creative and make all sorts of combinations! This is a really fun treat for kids to make because it doesn’t matter how you do it, they taste delicious. You cannot mess it up!


Pretzel Rod Variations

Rainbow: Coat the pretzels with melted white chocolate and then use red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple sanding sugar in layers to make a rainbow!

Gold Pieces: The key here are the gold sequin sprinkles. They’re made by Wilton and you can find them at the craft store. Coat your pretzel is green candy melts and then place the gold on.

Stripes: Coat your pretzels in either white or green chocolate, then drizzle green, yellow and white all over to make stripes.

Rainbow Sprinkles: After coating your pretzels in chocolate, roll it around in a dish full of rainbow sprinkles.

Leprechaun: Again, coat the stick in melted white chocolate. Then you’ll sprinkle gold sugar sprinkles on top and add edible shamrock confetti sprinkles.

Have some fun with these and you might come up with all sorts of fun St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods!

St Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods


  • Pretzel rods
  • White candy melts white chocolate morsels, or vanilla almond bark
  • Green candy melts
  • Yellow candy melts
  • Assorted sprinkles and sanding sugars


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

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