Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods
I know, I know. I’m all about the peppermint lately! But with good reason. I mean, it’s festive, right? And because I just couldn’t get enough of the Peppermint Bark Pretzels, I decided to go big…or go home! So, I went big with these Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods! Very similar to the Peppermint Bark Pretzels I shared the other day, only these are bigger (and more colorful)!
I know you came here for the Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods recipe, so lets just get to it, why don’t we!
Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods
- 10 peppermints, crushed (I used Atkinson’s Mint Twists)
- 1 pkg (12 oz.) Wilton Candy Melts, Red
- 1 cup Wilton Candy Melts, Bright White
- 12-16 pretzel rods, depending on how heavy you coat them
- plastic baggies
- wax paper
- Unwrap peppermints and place in plastic baggy. With a rolling pin or other hard item, carefully crush the peppermints.
- Line pretzel rods out on a sheet of wax paper. In a medium bowl, melt red candy melts as instructed on the product packaging. Pour into a narrow, tall glass or into a plastic baggy. I like using a tall, narrow glass so that I can easily cover the majority of the pretzel rod quickly with one single dip. If you use the plastic baggy method, cut off a tiny section of one corner and gently squeeze to cover the pretzel rods.
- In a smaller bowl, melt white candy melts as instructed on the product packaging. Pour into a plastic baggy and cut off a tiny section of one corner. With a back and forth motion, drizzle the white candy melt over the red.
- Sprinkle crushed peppermint over the top and allow to sit. Once the candy melt is set, store in an airtight container.
- Lay out a sheet of wax paper. Create an assembly line with pretzels, candy melt, and crushed peppermint. Begin by dipping one pretzel into the melted candy mixture. I used a plastic knife to push the pretzel down into the mixture to ensure that it was completely coated. Use the plastic knife to remove it from the mixture and place on the wax paper. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint.
- Repeat this for the remaining pretzels. Allow to harden on the wax paper and then store in an airtight container.
These Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods can get pretty messy, so that wax paper totally comes in handy. Once you’re done, simply throw away the wax paper and voila, cleanup is done!
If you are not absolutely enamored with peppermint like I am, you can always use less. I just really like peppermint, y’all. But feel free to tailor it to your taste buds!
Want to get the kids in the kitchen with you? These Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods are perfect for that. My 7-year old son loved helping me with these. His favorite part was drizzling the white over the top!
My favorite part was eating them, y’all! Gah, and do you know how many burpees I had to do at the gym to work those bad boys off?!? But it was so worth it!
Do you have a favorite holiday treat?