MARDI GRAS PRETZEL RODS: FESTIVE SNACK IDEAS

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Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a delicious twist on a classic snack! These Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods, dipped in rich chocolate and adorned in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold, are not just tasty but also a feast for the eyes.

Perfect for parties, these bite-sized Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods are quick to make, fun to decorate, and even more enjoyable to eat. Whether you're hosting a Mardi Gras party or just looking for a festive snack to enjoy with the family, these pretzel bites will surely be a hit!

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Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods A Must Have for your Celebration

Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods embody the spirit of celebration, combining the salty crunch of pretzels with the sweet allure of chocolate, all while showcasing the vibrant hues of purple, green, and gold that are synonymous with this festive season.

This process allows for creativity and personalization, making the pretzel rods a perfect activity for parties or a fun kitchen project with kids.

Beyond their decorative appeal, Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods offer a delightful mix of flavors and textures, making them a hit at any celebration.

Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods

What you'll love about this recipe:


  • Customizable: While following the basic recipe, there's ample room for creativity. You can vary the decorations with different sprinkles, drizzles, or even flavored chocolates to match your taste or theme.
  • No-Bake Recipe: Since there's no need to turn on the oven, these pretzel rods are a fantastic last-minute treat. Quick to prepare but still impressive and festive, they're ideal for busy party planners.
  • Festive and Colorful: Adorned in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold, these pretzel rods are as visually appealing as they are delicious. They'll brighten up any party table and get everyone in the celebratory spirit.

Ingredients you'll need for Mardi Gras Pretzels

To get started making Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods, you'll first want to gather all your ingredients.

Here is what you'll need:

You can use different colors candy melts and sprinkles!

Tools You'll Need

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Melt purple, yellow, and green candy melts as directed on the package. Melt them by color, do not mix the colors together!

Green Candy Melts

Step 2: Use a spoon to drizzle candy melts and/or white chocolate over the top of one end of the pretzels.

Drizzle Chocolate

Step 3: Roll the pretzels as you are drizzling the candy melts or chocolate over them, then tap lightly to get the excess candy melts or white chocolate off the pretzel. Do this for each color.

Drizzle with Purple Melted Wafers

Step 4: Place on parchment paper.

lay on parchment paper

Step 5: Before the candy melts dry, add the purple pearl sprinkles to the white pretzel rods.

Purple Pearl Sprinkles

Step 6: Add the star sprinkles to the purple pretzel rods.

Gold Stars on Purple Pretzel Rods

Step 7: Add the white pearl sprinkles to the green pretzel rods and drizzle yellow candy melts over the pretzels.

Add White Pearls on Green Pretzel Rods

Step 8: Let dry, serve, and enjoy!

Serve and enjoy Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods
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Tips & Tricks

  • Melt Chocolate Correctly: Melt your candy melts or chocolate carefully to avoid overheating, which can cause the chocolate to seize. Use a double boiler or microwave in short bursts, stirring frequently. If the chocolate is too thick, you can thin it with a bit of vegetable shortening or coconut oil, but avoid adding water-based liquids
  • Decorate While Wet: After dipping your pretzels in the melted candy, add your sprinkles or other decorations while the chocolate is still wet to ensure they stick. You can use a combination of sanding sugar, sprinkles, and even small edible beads to create a festive look​​.
  • Use a Cooling Rack or Wax Paper: To prevent sticking and to allow excess chocolate to drip off, place your dipped pretzels on a cooling rack with a sheet of wax paper underneath. This also makes for easier cleanup​.

FAQs about Mardi Gras Pretzels

Absolutely! Mardi Gras pretzel sticks are a great make-ahead treat. Once they have fully hardened and set, store them in an airtight container between layers of wax paper to prevent sticking.

Yes, you can use regular chocolate, but keep in mind that it may require tempering to set correctly and maintain a glossy appearance. Candy melts are easier to work with because they're designed to melt and harden without tempering.

To prevent burning, melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl at half power in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth. Alternatively, use a double boiler on the stove over low heat, stirring constantly. If the mixture is too thick, you can thin it with a small amount of vegetable shortening or coconut oil.

Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods

Mardi Gras Pretzels

Mardi Gras Pretzel Rods Feature
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon

Ingredients

  • 9 snyder's pretzel rods
  • 12 oz bag green candy melts sweet tooth fairy
  • 12 oz bag light purple candy melts sweet tooth fairy
  • 12 oz bag white chocolate melting wafers Ghirardelli's
  • 12 oz bag yellow candy melts sweet tooth fairy
  • 1 tablespoon purple pearl sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon gold star sprinkles
  • 1 teaspoon pearl white sprinkles sprinkles

Instructions

  • Melt purple, yellow, and green candy melts as directed on the package.
  • Melt them by color, do not mix the colors together!
  • Use a spoon to drizzle candy melts or white chocolate over the top of one end of the pretzels.
  • Roll the pretzels as you are drizzling the candy melts or chocolate over them, then tap lightly to get the excess candy melts or white chocolate off the pretzel.
  • Do this for each color pretzel.
  • Place on parchment paper.
  • Before the candy melts dry, add the purple pearl sprinkles to the white pretzel rods.
  • Add the star sprinkles to the purple pretzel rods.
  • Add the white pearl sprinkles to the green pretzel rods and drizzle yellow candy melts over the pretzels.
  • Let dry, serve, and enjoy!

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