These Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are a delicious sweet and salty treat. They can be decorated for Halloween or any holiday. Both kids and adults will love them!
Coarsely crush up candy using the back of a large spoon or ladle. Place each candy into individual bowls and set aside for later.
Cover baking pan and work area with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
Pour the chocolate in a Pyrex measuring container or coffee mug. Dip the pretzels into the chocolate. Turn the pretzel so you get all sides covered with chocolate. (If you need to spread the chocolate down the pretzel more, do that by using the back of a spoon.) Tap off the excess chocolate.
Holding the chocolate covered pretzel by the end with no chocolate, sprinkle the candy pieces over the chocolate covered pretzel. Turn the pretzel while doing this so that you get each side of the pretzel.
If using edible eyes, gently press them on while doing the candy.
Chill them in your refrigerator for an hour or until the chocolate sets.
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. I would suggest covering your baking pan and your work area.