Sweet and Salty, Candy Coated Pretzels

Good morning! How have your preparations for the weekend being going? Ryan and I will be heading to a big family reunion. Since the after party will be hosted by my parents-in-law, I wanted to bring a special treat to share. The best part about these candy coated pretzels is that you can make them ahead of time without a problem. Just keep in an airtight container. Plus, they’re super simple to make!

All you need is a bag of mini pretzels, 2 bags of Candy Melts (I got vanilla flavored, 12 oz each), sprinkles of your choosing, parchment paper, cookie sheets and a small microwave-safe bowl. These ingredients will yield about 220 pretzels, depending on how much coating you end up using per piece.

Candy Coated Pretzels ingredients

First up, prep your surface by laying out parchment paper over a cookie sheet. Technically, you can just use your countertop, but the rim on the cookie sheet will catch any stray sprinkles, and there will be many.

Candy Coated Pretzels parchment

Also, get your sprinkles ready. If you’re using a specific color combo, just combine both colors into a small cup.

Candy Coated Pretzels sprinkles

Prep the Candy Melts. Start with about 1/4 cup on the microwave-safe bowl and zap for 30 seconds. Stir with a toothpick to blend.

Candy Coated Pretzels Candy Melts

If more melting is needed, do it in 15 second intervals, stirring in between. You want to make sure not to overheat it because then it’ll burn and become hard, which is not good.

Candy Coated Pretzels melt

Dip your pretzels, one by one…

Candy Coated Pretzels dip

…and arrange on your prepared baking dish.

Candy Coated Pretzels prep

Once you have a few rows ready, or are in need of more chocolate, dust sprinkles over the candy coating.

Candy Coated Pretzels deorate

Let cool completely so the coating will harden, about 10-15 minutes, before transferring to serving dish. If not using right away, just store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Candy Coated Pretzels

Warning: these are highly addictive.


  1. Yum, these look delicious. I made these for Christmas one year, using the rod pretzels, and they were a big hit. (I wrapped some in cellophane for a gift.) Yours look so pretty. Sweet and salty together is my favorite. Stopped by from Made by You Monday.

  2. These were delish!!

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