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Pretzel Sparklers

"These irresistible treats are simple enough for kids to make, and they sell well at bazaars," says Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota. "You can use different candy sprinkles to reflect other holiday themes."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) pretzel rods
  • Colored candy stars or sprinkles


  • In a microwave-safe bowl; melt chocolate at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  • Dip each pretzel rod about halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with stars. Place on waxed paper to dry.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 105 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • marthalynnchr
    Jun 18, 2013

    They are great at Christmas with crushed candy canes. In the fall months, use fall colored sprinkles. The possibilities are endless.

  • BubblesMN
    Jun 9, 2012

    I don't remember what year this recipe was in Taste of Home BUT, I've been making them every year for the 4th of July. EVERYONE loves them for our 4th of July party at the lake. I've started making them for the neighbors and now I think they expect them every year now. If I have broken stick pretzels, I still use them and the little kids LOVE them. BubblesMN

  • bigmamacooks
    Aug 9, 2011

    I needed something fun for a 45th class reunion that would travel well. Michael's sells cellophane sleeves for pretzels which keeps them nice looking. All the 60+ year old "kids" went mad for them!

  • LatelyLisa
    Nov 10, 2010

    When my kids were younger I would make these for class parties. Always a crowd pleaser!

  • ansimmons
    Jul 6, 2010

    So easy and quick to make! Everyone wanted to know how I did it.

  • grensrud
    Jul 6, 2010

    These are excellent, and offer a satisfying sweet, salty, and crunchy treat without a ton of fat and calories. The downfall is they're addictive so it's hard to stop at two! :)

  • soupersally
    Jul 5, 2010

    Yummy and good, very easy to make, was a hit at our 4th of July church potluck!

  • sandii
    Jun 20, 2010

    No comment left

  • cmcantu712
    Mar 4, 2010

    Everyone loved these at our annual 4th of July party!

  • Kerry Amundson
    Feb 1, 2010

    I make these for the kids in my classroom as a special treat on or near a holiday. I wrap two in a cello bag and tie the bag with bright ribbon. It's a gift the kids love to get.