Made from scratch caramel? Check! Sweet Milk Chocolate? Check! Salty Pretzel Rods? Check! Honestly, I can’t think of a more perfect trio. I am going through a sweet and salty phase this year and these chocolate dipped pretzel rods were the perfect way to fit all of my cravings. I got the whole family involved in making these, not only did we have a blast but I think they turned out as this year’s favorite new recipe!




  • 1 Bag Pretzel Rods
  • 1 bag White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Block Paraffin Wax (divided into two halves)
For the Caramel:
  • ¼ C. Butter
  • ½ C. White Sugar
  • ½ C. Brown Sugar
  • ½ C. Light Corn Syrup (Karo brand is best)
  • ¼ t. Kosher Salt
  • ½ C. Sweetened Condensed Milk




  1. Line two large sheets/pans with parchment paper.
  2. Make your Caramel
    a. Combine butter, white & brown sugar, corn syrup, salt & sweetened condensed
    milk in a large microwave-safe bowl (the mixture will bubble up so make sure there
    is lots of room in the bowl).
    b.  Microwave on high for 6 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds.
  3. Pour your caramel mixture into a tall glass (if your working in a group there should be plenty of sauce to fill a couple cups).
  4. Dip each pretzel rod ⅔ of the way to cover in caramel.
  5. Place on parchment paper to cool.
  6. As the caramel cools you may need to roll the rods between your hands to mold the caramel, mine started to slide and settle on the parchment paper.
  7. Once the caramel is hardened, melt the milk chocolate chips and 1/2 block of paraffin wax on low heat in a small saucepan stirring constantly until smooth.
  8. Divide your chocolate sauce into a couple tall glasses.
  9. Dip the caramel-coated pretzels into the melted chocolate and place on parchment paper to cool.
  10. Melt the white chocolate and remaining 1/2 block of paraffin the same way you did the milk chocolate.
  11. Use a fork to splatter/ drizzle your white chocolate all over the pretzel rods.
  12. Enjoy! These make a great treat for parties and cookie swaps so get creative with your packaging!
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