There is nothing quite so festive as Christmas Pretzel Rods. I love fast and easy holiday treats – especially since I make so many of them during the holidays! I don’t have the time to slave away over the stove for hours just for one or two sweet treats and I’m betting you probably don’t either. Want to bring a treat to that Christmas party that will look like to you spent plenty of effort making it when in reality it only took 10 minutes? Try these Christmas Pretzel Rods! They’re perfect for Christmas school parties, office parties, or even a fun snack while you wrap Christmas gifts. This is another recipe that your kiddos will love to help you make!
When making any treats, I first like to lay out all of my ingredients and necessary items. Here I’ve already cut and laid out my parchment paper (you could also use waxed paper) along with half a block of almond bark, Christmas sprinkles, and pretzels.
Place the Almond Bark into a medium sized sauce pan and set the stove to low heat.
Add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. This will keep the almond bark from clumping together and sticking as it melts.
Keep the heat at medium low and stir this almond bark continually while it melts. The almond bark can burn and caramelize so quickly and easily that it’s very important to constantly stir this while it melts, which won’t take long at all.
As the almond bark melts, it will start to look like this. Don’t worry, those lumps will melt and become smooth as you continue stirring.
Now that the almond bark is completely melted, it should look nice and smooth like this:
Now that the almond bark is melted, things will need to move quickly from here since this candy sets up very quickly and you don’t want it to become hard before you get all of your Christmas Pretzel Rods dipped in it! Grab a pretzel rod and place it in the pan of almond bark. Roll it from side to side to coat the pretzel almost all of the way up.
Once the pretzel is coated with the almond bark, hold it over a bowl and rotate it slowly as you sprinkle the Christmas sprinkles over it. This will ensure that the pretzel is evenly coated with the sprinkles and the bowl beneath the pretzel will catch all of the excess sprinkles.
Place each pretzel rod on the parchment paper and allow the almond bark to set and become hard.
Once the pretzel rods have “set” and the almond bark is hardened, it’s time to enjoy these! Your kids will LOVE these since they’re so fun to eat and easy to hold!
Happy candy making ya’ll!
Christmas Pretzel Rods
A fast and easy Christmas treat perfect for snacking and parties!
- 25 pretzel rods
- 1/2 block white chocolate almond bark
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 5 tbsp red, green, and white sprinkles
Cut a large sheet of parchment or waxed paper and lay beside the stove.
Lay out an empty bowl to catch any loose sprinkles.
Place almond bark and olive oil into a medium sized sauce pan and melt the almond bark on low heat, stirring continually.
Once almond bark is completely melted and smooth, dip pretzels into the almond bark leaving just enough of the pretzel uncovered to hold on to.
Immediately transfer the pretzel to the bowl and hold it over the bowl while slowly rotating it as you pour sprinkles over it.
Place the pretzel onto the parchment paper and repeat the process until all pretzels are covered.
Allow pretzels to dry completely and almond bark to harden before removing from the parchment paper.
Recipe comes to 5 Smart Point for one pretzel rod. Yields 25 pretzel rods.