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Pretzel Sparklers Recipe

Pretzel Sparklers Recipe

"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. YIELD:12 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Dip each pretzel rod about halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with stars. Place on waxed paper to dry. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 6296883 70313
Reviewed 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 User ID: 107952 87322
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2760788 26239
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5581400 203206
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

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

ansimmons User ID: 2748670 71509
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

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

grensrud User ID: 4501110 53337
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4529962 87321
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

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

cmcantu712 User ID: 4379395 50093
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

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

Kerry Amundson User ID: 2054089 71508
Reviewed 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."

XOBasia User ID: 3504396 33839
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"Made these for Memorial Day...what a hit! I used my double boiler and worked great. Made some with milk chocolate, too, and looked just as festive!"

elehcim51 User ID: 789464 73238
Reviewed May. 20, 2009

"I use a small crock pot when I melt chocolate for dipping. It keeps it at a usable temp. and the kids can help with the dipping."

lindajt User ID: 138791 29718
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"I have seen these before and they look harder to make than that! I have done the smaller pretzels dipped in chocolate and they take some time to do."

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