Mardi Gras Dipped Pretzel Rods

Who’s ready to celebrate Mardi Gras with these amazingly festive Mardi Gras Dipped Pretzel Rods? These treats will make the perfect party favor, or spice up any party with these amazing colors. We love to dip pretzels for a fun and quick treat and a simple way to cook together in the kitchen. We make these every single year and they’re always a huge hit!

Having a party or just want to have a nice dinner, finish it off with these wonderfully colored pretzel rods, they’re so easy to make but look amazing. We like to use these as a fun way to celebrate Spring and Mardi Gras and just have a simple snack in the house that the kids can literally grab and go with. 

Package them up to give as party favors or as a gift for a special someone. These would be perfect for creating a tasty treat to drop off to family and friends. Tie a bunch together with a cute ribbon, put some plastic wrap around it, and hand-deliver their pretzel bouquet of goodness! 

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Mardi Gras Dipped Pretzel Rods

Mardi Gras Dipped Pretzel Rods

These pretzel rods are the perfect party treat with their amazing colors and can match any of your Mardi Gras decorations. It’s actually a lot of fun to make these pretzel rods because you can really vary up the colors that you use in the sprinkles. They are always coming out with fun and new sprinkles to add to the mix, too so be certain to check it out! 

Melt the candy coating according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy is overheated, it will be too thick. 

You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.

Also, be careful when you’re melting it as you don’t want to burn it either. The more that you can mix and stir in intervals, the better! 

dipped pretzel dessert

You can use each of the sprinkles on their own or mix them together for a different pattern and do both which is what we did here.

The kids had a method for adding the sprinkles that varied with each pretzel rod. Their first approach was to just dump them on, followed up by then putting them in piece by piece. After that wore off, they then just started dipping the pretzels into the bowl! It was fun to watch them be creative! 

Mardi Gras Dipped Pretzel Rods

Tips and Tricks for Making Mardi Dipped Pretzel Rods

Store the pretzel rods in an airtight container at room temperature. If you place them in the refrigerator, it may cause the pretzels to soften. You could even package them up as gifts.

Make certain to give the pretzels time to set up and let the chocolate dry as well. Once the chocolate firms up, the kids can literally grab and walk around and eat. (as long as you don’t mind a few crumbs on the carpet along the way!) 

Lay them on parchment paper once you dip them in the chocolate otherwise, the chocolate will dry to the surface and get pulled off when you try to take them off. The parchment paper is a simple way to remove them without losing any of the chocolate at all. 

Mardi Gras Dipped pretzel rods
Mardi Gras Dipped Pretzel Rods

Mardi Gras Dipped Pretzel Sticks

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • Pretzel Rods
  • White Candy Melts
  • Yellow Candy Melts
  • Purple Candy Melts
  • Green Candy Melts
  • Assorted sprinkles in yellow, purple and green
  • Assorted sanding sugar in yellow, purple and green


  1. Place the candy melt one of each color into a microwave safe bowl and melt in 30-second increments and stirring each time until completely melted.
  2. Pour the candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove any excess.
  3. If you're adding sprinkles, add them now, larger sprinkles have to stick while the candy melt is wet.
  4. Place the pretzel rods on a prepared baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.
  5. If adding a second color of candy melt, allow the first color to set first. Then drizzle with the second color and transfer to a clean parchment paper to allow it to set.
  6. Allow the pretzel rods to set completely before you serve or package them.

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More Pretzel Treats

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