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Patriotic candy coated pretzel sticks are easy to make and fun to eat. These salty and sweet treats are perfect for the Fourth of July or any red, white and blue holiday!


The kids and I love to make festive treats for various holidays, even the smaller ones. I mean, we make tons of treats around Christmas, so why not have some fun the rest of the year?

So, the 4th of July is around the corner. Last year, we made patriotic candy bark , and it turned out well. Actually, it was awesome! We made a pretty large batch, broke it into pieces and kept it in the fridge for easy snacking. The only bad part about it was people kept sneaking pieces, and it went fast!

So, this year we decided to try making red, white and blue pretzel sticks.

We’ve made candy coated pretzels before. The difference is this time, I bought a bag of large salty pretzel sticks instead of the usual twists. The process is basically the same, but with the sticks, there’s more room to work with.

We used red, white and blue candy coating, chocolate covered candies and a few sprinkles. Actually, we used a lot of sprinkles, but oh well.


It’s summer, so it’s warmer than usual in the kitchen. I forgot about this when we started, which meant that the candy coating took a little longer to set. I need to make a mental note of this for next year.

We ended up dipping the the pretzel sticks into the coating and sticking them into the fridge to cool off.

After that, we went to town with the decorating!


We drizzled the pretzels with more candy coating, chocolate covered candies and, like I mentioned, a lot of sprinkles and colored sugar crystals.


How to Make Patriotic Candy Coated Pretzel Sticks

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Patriotic Candy Coated Pretzel Sticks

By: Dee
Red, white and blue candy coated pretzels are festive patriotic treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20


  • 2 cups candy melts white and blue candy melts
  • 15 - 20 large pretzel rods
  • Chocolate covered candies candy sprinkles and colored sugar crystals for decorations
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  • Place the candy coating into 3 separate bowls, and follow the directions on the package for melting
  • Dip the pretzel sticks into the coating, and place on wax paper-lined plates to dry. Refrigerate the pretzels for a few minutes, if necessary
  • Use a fork to drizzle more candy coating over the pretzels, and add the chocolate candies and sprinkles
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve


You'll need bowls, wax paper, plates, spoons and forks


Calories: 49kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 10mg, Sugar: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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I love that crunchy salty and sweet combo, and these patriotic pretzels sticks are just slightly addicting. 

The kids even used them for mini lightsabers and wands before gobbling them up!

patriotic candy coated pretzel sticks

Are you making any patriotic desserts for the Fourth?

Have a fun day, friends!


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  1. Beverly says:

    What a fun idea for the 4th. I think my grand kids would love this project.

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Beverly. It really is a fun snack or dessert to make — and eat! 🙂

  2. Pauline Molinari says:

    These look so fun and colorful! Thanks for sharing your fun patriotic treat on this week’s #MondayFundayParty!5 stars

  3. Laura says:

    These look absolutely gorgeous! And such a fun project to let the kids help with! So beautiful!!!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks! It was messy, but they had a ton of fun!

  4. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says:

    Such a fun idea for the 4th of July…they’re so festive! I bet they go fast too! I need to try making them this year!

  5. Michelle | A Latte Food says:

    These are too cute! I absolutely love how festive they are! Plus, I am a huge sucker for all things salty and sweet!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Michelle! We had a lot of fun making them, and they’re even more fun to eat. 🙂

  6. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    How festive. Salty, sweet, and they look like fireworks!

    1. Dee says:

      Oh wow — I hadn’t thought about that, but I guess they do!

  7. carrie @ frugal foodie mama says:

    I just love the sweet & salty combo! These would be the perfect treats for a 4th of July get-together!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Carrie. That’s one of my favorite combos!

  8. Cathy Trochelman says:

    I love how decked out these are! Perfect for 4th of July fun!!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Cathy. We really went all out this time! 🙂

  9. Amy Stafford says:

    Such a fun dessert idea for the kiddos this summer. Perfect way to celebrate Fourth of July!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Amy. We’ll definitely be making more for the 4th!

  10. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist says:

    These are so fun, great for all the holidays over the summer, and in Utah we have an extra one as well.

    1. Dee says:

      I think we would enjoy having a few extra holidays here! 🙂