How To - Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks

Lounge By carolinecakes Updated 25 Jun 2016 , 1:46pm by CTD1

carolinecakes Posted 21 Jun 2016 , 4:23pm
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I am making some chocolate covered pretzels for a moving up party. Is there a way to dry the pretzels other than laying flat on a cookie sheet or rack? Can I dry them standing so they don't have that flat back.? Has anyone done this or have any ideas? TIA!!

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herdream Posted 21 Jun 2016 , 6:00pm
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I have a spare cake dummy that I poked holes in with an undecorated pretzel stick. I then loosely line the dummy with saran wrap and stand the coated pretzels upright in the holes.

carolinecakes Posted 21 Jun 2016 , 6:24pm
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 That's a great idea. I'm guessing that some of the chocolate drip downs, but not too much to matter. I have not done this before, how long do they generally take to dry?

Also how should I store them, in the fridge or tupper-ware on the kitchen counter? Sorry these questions are now occurring to me as I write this.

hippiecac Posted 21 Jun 2016 , 6:41pm
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I shake the pretzels for a few seconds (maybe 15?) to remove excess chocolate and lay them on parchment lined sheet pans. They do wind up with a "flat back", but I've never had a complaint! At cool room temp they dry in about 15 minutes. I do use Mercken's candy melts. 

If you're using candy melts or tempered chocolate you can store them wrapped well at room temp. They do tend to soften if there is a lot of humidity in the air, so keep them air tight. If you're using untempered chocolate you prob should store in fridge, again airtight.

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herdream Posted 21 Jun 2016 , 7:06pm
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I haven't had any issues with the candy/ chocolate migrating downward. I dip, shake off excess until the candy no longer drips off, decorate (if using sprinkles or dragees) then dry upright. I usually let them set for about 15-20 minutes or so; however long it takes me to complete a batch. By then, I can lay them down on parchment paper and start inserting the next batch of pretzels.

carolinecakes Posted 21 Jun 2016 , 7:26pm
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Thank you both very much, this info is very helpful.  I have been wanting to try these for a while, now I have a reason.


@hippiecac ‍ those are pretty......you know I have to ask. What is wrapped around the pretzel to give it that shape?

hippiecac Posted 21 Jun 2016 , 9:15pm
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Caramel! I call them Unicorn Horns :)

carolinecakes Posted 21 Jun 2016 , 9:21pm
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AH.......love the name. Thank you.

Bakerlady2 Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 2:09am
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these sound yummy....caramel and chocolate pretzels...I mean unicorn horns, lol. 

hippiecac Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 3:43pm
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Doesn't Unicorn Horns make it sound much fancier? LMAO I love it. 

carolinecakes Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 3:46pm
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The kids will get a kick out of it, when I hand them out. Who wants a Unicorn Horns? Eyes glaze over, mouths drooling........yum!!!

carolinecakes Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 3:48pm
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oops and the teacher will pitch a fit at my grammar...... should say, "Who wants Unicorn Horns"

Edit not working for me.

TwoThumbs2 Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 4:44pm
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My hubby rigged up a set of clothespins (the old fashioned wooden kind) suspended from a clothes hanger that I hook on a cabinet knob. I shake, clip, and keep moving. We do it with cakepops, too.

carolinecakes Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 4:48pm
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This is what I love about CCers, so many great ideas. I have those clothespins.........Thanks

hippiecac Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 4:52pm
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Quote by @TwoThumbs2 on 7 minutes ago

My hubby rigged up a set of clothespins (the old fashioned wooden kind) suspended from a clothes hanger that I hook on a cabinet knob. I shake, clip, and keep moving. We do it with cakepops, too.

That's really smart!!!

TwoThumbs2 Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 5:00pm
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:) He's a smart cookie. and I think he got tired of holding things for me while they dried, haha! You'll find some of the clothespins' springs are tighter than others, the looser ones are best for the bigger pretzels so nothing gets crushed.

carolinecakes Posted 23 Jun 2016 , 5:03pm
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You know I was just thinking about that. I also have some super large plastic ones, I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

CTD1 Posted 25 Jun 2016 , 1:46pm
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Only because I already have them, I use test tube holders.    

They're pretty inexpensive and come a a wide variety of sizes in both depth and diameter.  


@hippiecac ‍ Beautiful pretzels and such a great name!    

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