These Snowman Pretzels are fun snowman desserts that you can make for any winter occasion! Salty and sweet treats that everyone will love!
Snowman Pretzel Rods
If you’re looking cute winter desserts, these Snowman Pretzels are right up there with the best of them!
While these look a little complicated to make, they really aren’t. In a couple of easy steps, you can make these sweet and salty snowman treats for a bake sale, a winter party, classroom treats or for any Hanukkah, Christmas or other holiday celebration you have. They’re extremely universal!
Plus, if you have any Frozen fans in the house (or in the neighborhood), these can be your own personal Olaf desserts! Have I mentioned that the kids love them? These winter themed treats are super cute and they also make fun table decorations!
You can really make as many or as few of these festive snowman pretzel rods as you’d like if you purchase enough ingredients. A 12 oz package of pretzel rods will have about 30 pretzels, which gives you about 60 snowman opportunities. As long as you have enough candy eyes and skittles, you can probably make everything else stretch, so you aren’t limited at my 30 snowmen.
Always vegetarian, egg-free and nut-free (almond bark does not contain almonds or nuts), these snowman pretzels are great for a huge audience of people. If you choose to use gluten-free pretzel rods, you can also make this into a gluten-free dessert!
Chocolate Covered Snowman Pretzels Recipe
How To Make:
1 package pretzel rods 12 oz
1 package white almond bark
60 green skittles (or you can use different colors for each snowman)
60 tiny candy eyes
1 package red fondant
Wilton black gel icing
Orange cake frosting in can or pouch
Place a piece of parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
In a microwave safe bowl, place your almond bark in the microwave. Heat it on 50% power in 30 second increments, making sure to stir in between each, until your almond bark is melted.
Break your pretzels in half and dip the top 3/4 of each half (including the broken side) in your melted almond bark. Place them onto your parchment paper.
Immediately place two candy eyes next to each other towards the top of your pretzels and 2 green skittles on each side of the pretzels by the eyes (your earmuffs).
Once you have the desired amount of pretzels, carefully transfer your baking sheet to the freezer for 5 minutes to let them harden (or you can leave them out on the counter for about 30 minutes).
While you are waiting for the bark to harden, roll out your red fondant on a piece of parchment paper. You’ll want it so that it is thin, but not too thin such that it will fall apart.
Cut the fondant into approximately 1/2″ x 4.5″ rectangles.
When the chocolate covered pretzel rods have set, wrap one piece of fondant around each pretzel, about a third of the way down (at the “neck”) and carefully press the overlapping pieces together in front (this is your scarf).
Use your orange frosting to draw a carrot “nose” under the eyes.
Use your black icing to draw 3 dots under the nose for a mouth. Serve and enjoy!
Should My Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Be Refrigerated?
Yes! In order to preserve your pretzel rods most effectively, you will want to keep them refrigerated. It is totally fine for them to be out for hours or a day if you plan to serve them or are having a party, but in order to keep them in their best shape, you’ll want to store them in the refrigerator.
How Long Do Dipped Pretzel Rods Last?
These Snowman Pretzels should last for 2 – 3 weeks if you keep them refrigerated. All of the items used to make them are shelf stable before you start working with them, so they will last for a few weeks after you’ve put them together.
Are You Looking For More Fun Winter Desserts? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Snowman Pudding Pies
- No-Bake Chocolate Reindeer Bark
- White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Frozen Cupcakes
Rachael Ray 47425 Nonstick Bakeware Set with Grips, Nonstick Cookie Sheets / Baking Sheets – 3 Piece, Gray with Marine Blue GripsWilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick Bakeware Cookie Baking Sheets Set, 2-PieceWilton 710-2304 W7102-04 Decorator Preferred Fondant 24oz, 24 ounce, RedWilton 710-7236 Mini Candy Eyeballs, 24 CountWilton Black Sparkle Gel, 3.5 oz.Vanilla Almond Bark, 24 OZ segmented bar
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Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 123gFiber: 0gSugar: 95gProtein: 1g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.