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Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Pretzel Rods Recipe

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If you’re seeking a snack that’s as visually stunning as it is deliciously addictive, look no further than our Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Pretzel Rods. This recipe promises to be the highlight of your patriotic party, combining the delightful crunch of pretzels with a dazzle of sweet and savory toppings that mimic the vibrant fireworks lighting up the July sky.

patriotic pretzel rods for 4th of july

Patriotic Pretzel Rods for Your Summer BBQ Bash

Perfect for backyard barbecues, poolside parties, or any gathering where the spirit of Independence Day is alive and well, these pretzel rods are not just a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. They are perfect for:

  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • President’s Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Patriot’s Day

There are so many red, white, and blue-themed patriotic holidays! And these are easy enough to involve the little ones in creating them but sophisticated enough to impress adults. Our Firecracker Pretzel Rods will stand out in on any Fourth of July spread. They can be an appetizer OR a dessert and just look amazing.

Get ready to dip, decorate, and dazzle with a recipe that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. Whether you’re looking for an impressive party dessert to make for your 4th of July gathering, looking for an easy but tasty patriotic snack to make with the kids, or looking for the perfect party addition, these pretzel rods will not disappoint.

Join us as we dive into the making of a snack that’s bound to become a tradition in your Fourth of July celebrations from now on!

Don’t forget to add in some more patriotic appetizers for your spread too. It’s fun to make a super festive holiday spread with things like red, white, and blue jello shots and patriotic pretzel rods.

How to Make 4th of July Pretzel Rods

red white and blue pretzel rods

First Let’s Prep

This recipe uses candy melts, which makes it very fun and easy. It’s a perfect recipe to involovwe kids in. It also makes a really bright and fun snack that looks very impressive on your table setting.

4th of july patriotic pretzel rods recipe

First, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will be where you lay the dipped pretzels to set.

Melt that Candy!

When melting the candy melts, work with one color at a time. If you melt them all at once, you run the risk of them hardening back up and then having to reheat, which can change the texture if you do it too many times. (I just did for the photo below for a visual example of how they look melted.)

melting candy for firecracker pretzel rods for fourth of july

Place ½ cup of candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power or on the defrost setting for 30 seconds, then stir.

Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the candy melts are fully melted and smooth.

Next, let’s dip!

Now dip one pretzel rod into the melted candy, tilting the bowl and using a spoon to help cover the pretzel evenly. Coat about half the length of the pretzel rod or as much as you like really.

red patriotic prezel rods being dipped in candy melts

Gently shake off the excess candy melt before placing the pretzel rod on the parchment paper. Remember, w’re working with one color at a time for best results. I guess fi you had multiple kids working on this though you could do multiple colors at once like a little assembly line.

Then decorate!

While the candy coating is still wet, sprinkle the patriotic sprinkles over the pretzel. You can sprinkle them by hand or roll the wet, candy-coated section of the pretzel rod in a bowl of sprinkles for more full coverage.

blue patriotic firecracker pretzel rods recipe getting sprinkles to decorate

Finally, let it set.

Allow the candy melts to harden completely at room temperature, which should take about 15-30 minutes. For quicker setting, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.

red white and blue 4th of july pretzel rods appetizer or dessert

You can serve the pretzel rods once the candy melts have set. If not serving immediately, store them in an airtight container at room temperature to keep the pretzels from becoming soft.

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