The Hack For Making Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Without A Flat Side

There is something irresistible about the combination of salty pretzels and rich chocolate known as chocolate-covered pretzel rods. And even when making these treats for a specific holiday or themed birthday bash, they typically require just a few ingredients. That said, it can be a bit tricky to coat and decorate perfectly covered pretzel rods when they're completely round.

One common issue when making chocolate-coated pretzel rods is that they can end up with a flat side where they are resting on the wax paper. Luckily, there is a cereal box hack that can prevent this from happening.

Simply cut small holes into the box and place the rods into the holes as the chocolate dries. This will allow the chocolate to solidify evenly all around the pretzel rods without any flat spots forming. To ensure that the chocolate has completely dried, put the pretzel rods, along with their makeshift cereal box holder, in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.

Tips for topping chocolate-covered pretzel rods

The first step to making chocolate-coated pretzel rods is to melt the chocolate pieces in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is smooth. Once your chocolate is melted, dip the pretzel rods into the chocolate, making sure to cover them the whole way around. Use a fork or tongs to lift the pretzels out of the chocolate and let the excess chocolate drip off before placing them into the holes punched through a cereal box.

Another tip for making perfectly coated pretzel rods is to add your toppings while the chocolate is still wet. This will allow the toppings to stick to the chocolate and give your pretzels a more professional look. Try experimenting with different combinations of toppings, like sprinkles, sugar decorations, chopped nuts, drizzles of colored chocolate, or other types of candy, to find your favorite.

With these tips in mind, you can make perfectly coated pretzels that look and taste great.