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Pretzel Rods dipped in chocolate and covered with crushed up candy and edible eyes.

Pretzel Rods

These Pretzel Rods are covered with chocolate and crushed up candy. They are perfect for Halloween parties and also to use up extra Halloween candy.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween recipe, Halloween dessert, Halloween candy
Prep Time 40 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16
Author Jeannie Z


  • 4 ounce Bakers Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar
  • Pretzel Rods (I used about 16)
  • Candy, crushed (I used M&M's and Butterfingers)
  • Candy eyes, optional


  1. Coarsely crush up candy using the back of a large spoon or ladle. Place each candy into individual bowls and set aside for later.

  2. Cover baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
  3. Place the chocolate in a microwave safe dish and melt for 30 seconds and stir. If it is not completely melted, heat for an additional 15 second increments until you have a thin consistency. Stir after each time you heat the chocolate.
  4. Pour the chocolate in a Pyrex measuring container or coffee mug. Dip the pretzels into the chocolate. (If you need to spread the chocolate down the pretzel more, do that by using the back of a spoon.)

  5. Holding the chocolate covered pretzel by the end with no chocolate, sprinkle the candy pieces over the chocolate covered pretzel. Hold the pretzel over the candy bowl when doing this step. (This way any pieces that don’t stick will fall back into the bowl.) Turn the pretzel while doing this so that you get each side of the pretzel.

  6. If using edible eyes, gently press them on while doing the candy.

  7. Place the pretzels on the prepared baking pan.
  8. Chill them in your refrigerator for an hour or until the chocolate sets.

  9. Store the pretzels in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Some suggested candy to use for this recipe: M&M's, Reese's Pieces, Heath Bars, Butterfinger bars.  Avoid using candy with caramel as it is too sticky and will not crush up that well.

Crush candy before melting the chocolate so that everything is ready to go once the chocolate is ready.

Use the back of a large spoon or ladle to crush up the candy.

Use parchment paper or foil for easy clean up.