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St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods

fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods are Quick and easy to make with these tips and hacks

You only need a few ingredients to make these St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods including white chocolate, green candy melts, assorted green candies like green mini M & M’s, Andy’s Baking Mints and sprinkles.

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St. Patrick's Day Pretzels tips & hacks
St. Patrick's Day Pretzels tips & hacks

What Chocolate Should You Use?

To make a good tasting dipped anything, you have to have good chocolate or at least chocolate that you enjoy eating.  In my case, I love Ghirardelli chocolate!  After visiting San Francisco years ago and Ghirardelli, I was sold on their chocolate especially their hot fudge.  Anyway, if you are eating something dipped in chocolate it needs to takes delicious.  For this reason, I am not a fan of candy melts.  However, candy melts make it so easy to add color to any food dipped in it.  I have found that dipping the pretzels in white chocolate first and then adding a little color with candy melts, candy or sprinkles work great. 

Where Can You Find Candy Melts?

Look in the cake decorating section of any craft store or grocery?  I purchased the candy melts from Walmart.

When dipping these St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods:

  1. First, dip them into melted white chocolate (Ghirardelli) and let it slightly dry, a minute or two.  
  2. After the white chocolate dries, add the green candy melts as a drizzle or a little on the ends of the pretzels. 

Tips For Making St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods

  • You can use any Ghirardelli chocolate chips melted with two tablespoons shortening, not butter shortening.  Melt in microwave for one minute.  Stir constantly.  If needed, put the chocolate back in the microwave for another 15 seconds and stir until smooth.  Take it slow and do not overcook the chocolate. 
  • If you are adding nuts or thick candy like M & M’s, allow the pretzels to dry for a minute or two.  The heavier nuts and candy will slide off if the pretzel has not dried some.  
  • If adding nuts and candy, allow pretzels to dry a couple of minutes in the candy before lifting the pretzels out of the candy or nuts.  
  • When working with chocolate, it is always best to keep it warm.  Use it quickly, so you will not have to reheat it in the microwave.  It will dry it out. 

THE BEST TIP!  
SECRETS TO FIX ST. PATRICK'S DAY DIPPED PRETZEL RODS

Use wide-mouth Mason Jars, one per different type of chocolate, candy melts or Almond Bark and add the chips to the Mason Jars.  

  • Place the jars in a slow cooker.  
  • Fill the slow cooker with hot water halfway up the Mason Jars.  
  • Do not get any water inside the Mason Jars on the chocolate.  
  • Turn the slow cooker on high
  • Do not cover the slow cooker with the lid or anything else.  Moisture from the lid will drip on the chocolate. 
  • The chocolate will be totally melted after 30 minutes.  
  • Once the chocolate melts, turn the slow cooker to low.  
  • The chocolate will keep drizzle consistency for at least an hour.  

If you are in a hurry, melt the chocolate jars in the microwave for one minute and stir.  Place them in the slow cooker surrounded by hot water.  Once the slow cooker heats up, turn it down on low. 

Supplies for DIPPED PRETZEL RODS

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BEST WAY TO MAKE ST. PATRICK’S DAY DIPPED PRETZEL RODS

THE BEST TIP! Use wide mouth MASON JARS, one per different type of chocolate, candy melts or Almond Bark and add the chips to the Mason Jars. Place the jars in a slow cooker. Fill the slow cooker with hot water half way up the Mason Jars. Do not get any water in the Mason Jars on the chocolate. Turn the slow cooker on high and do not cover the slow cooker. The chocolate will be totally melted after 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: St. Patrick’s Day
Keyword: cake, chocolate, chocolate cake, dessert, desserts, pretzel’s, red white blue treats, St. Patrick’s Day, white chocolate pretzels
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • Pretzel Rods
  • One – 11-ounce bag of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips or two cups of chips
  • 2 Tablespoons of Shortening
  • OR
  • Two bags Ghirardelli Baking Wafers
  • Red or Pink Wilton Candy Melts Wafers
  • Use Red or Pink Valentine’s Sprinkles
  • Pink or Red Assorted Candies like mini baking M & M’s

Instructions

  • MELT CHOCOLATE
  • Melt in the microwave for one minute. Stir constantly. If need, put it back int he
  • microwave, for another 15 seconds.
  • I used 2 cups of Ghirardelli White Chocolate
  • OR MELT Ghirardelli Baking Wafers As directed on package.
  • Melt Wilton Candy Melts as directed on package.
  • Dip Strawberries and add sprinkles and candy.
  • If you are adding heavy candy, let the chocolate dry for a couple of minutes in the candy.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1mg

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2 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Rods”

  1. We love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day here as Kevin’s family is 100% Irish. So this is a big day for our family. Love the St. Patrick’s Day themed pretzels and think I may add these to this year’s family celebration. So thank you so much, Diane for sharing here with us!! 😉

    Reply
    • Janine,

      I totally forgot Kevin’s family is Irish. That is pretty cool. Most people think we are Irish and call us O’Roark. This St. Patrick’s Day pretzel rods are easy to make and fun for celebrating.

      Have a blessed day!
      Diane

      Reply

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