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Red White and Blue Pretzels dipped in melted candy coating and topped with patriotic sprinkles are an easy sweet treat for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays.

red white and blue chocolate covered pretzels with patriotic sprinkles on 4th of July table.

Looking for a fun treat for your July 4th celebration? Try this easy recipe for red white and blue patriotic pretzels! You can never have too many patriotic desserts!

This sweet treat takes just a few minutes to make, and the salty sweet combination is absolutely delicious.

You can serve them as a snack or pack them in bags and share with friends and neighbors.

If you love chocolate dipped pretzels, try my Christmas pretzels, Halloween pretzels and spring pretzels. These are all easy treats anyone can make.

mini pretzels, red white and blue candy melts and patriotic sprinkles on a table.

Ingredients for Red White and Blue Pretzels

You only need 3 ingredients for these patriotic pretzel bites. They can be found in your grocery store, craft store or online.

  • Candy melts — Red candy melts, blue candy melts or white candy melts. You can use white chocolate chips or white almond bark in place of candy coating.
  • Pretzels — Mini pretzels are perfect for these bite-sized treats. Pretzel rods are slightly different recipe.
  • Red white and blue sprinkles — Look for sugar crystals in patriotic colors if you can’t find sprinkles.

You will also need microwave-safe bowls or a small pot or double boiler for melting the candies, a large baking sheet or baker’s rack and parchment paper or wax paper to dry the pretzels.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels for 4th of July

Place candy melts in different bowls. We use 1 cup of each color. Melt in the microwave according to package directions — I do 30 second-intervals for each color.

Use a fork to dip the pretzels into the melted chocolate. Let excess chocolate drizzle back into the bowl.

dip mini pretzel into melted red candy coating

Place each dipped pretzel on wax paper lined baking sheet. Decorate with sprinkles before the coating is fully dry.

We also like to drizzle different colors on top of some of the pretzels. You can use a fork or piping bag for this or a ziploc bag with the corner cut for this job.

Aren’t they gorgeous?! These little treats are festive with the bright colors of the American flag — perfect for any patriotic celebration!

decorated red white and blue patriotic pretzels on wax paper baking sheet.

How to Store Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Store chocolate covered pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature. they should stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.

You do not need to refrigerate these cute treats unless your house is very warm.

patriotic pretzels with star sprinkles on fourth of july table.

Recipe Tips

Microwave the candy melts in intervals, stirring in between for best results.

Allow candy coating to dry slightly before adding sprinkles so they don’t sink into the coating.

Let coating dry completely before adding drizzle on top of the pretzels. Otherwise, the drizzle won’t stick.

Speed up the drying time by placing pretzels into the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.

If you use white chocolate chips instead of candy melts, add 1 tsp coconut oil to make the chocolate smooth.

More Red White and Blue Desserts and Food

5 from 4 votes

Red White and Blue Pretzels

By: Dee
Red White and Blue Pretzels dipped in melted candy coating and topped with patriotic sprinkles are an easy sweet treat for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 5 cups Mini Pretzel Twists about 50
  • 3 cups Candy melts white, red, green
  • patriotic sprinkles
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  • Melt the candy coating or chocolate according to the directions on the package. I do 30-second intervals.
  • Use a fork to dip each pretzel into the melted candy, making sure the pretzel is completely covered.
  • Allow excess coating to drip off into the bowl, and let pretzels dry on wax paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Before the coating dries completely, add the sprinkles.


You can make as many pretzels as you want. Serving size is approximate.
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. You can refrigerate pretzels if your house is very warm.
Use a fork or piping bag or ziploc bag to drizzle different colors over pretzels after first coat has dried.


Calories: 330kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 314mg, Potassium: 47mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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I hope you enjoy these red white and blue chocolate covered pretzels as much as we do. Patriotic pretzels are perfect for Independence Day, Flag Day, Veterans Day or Labor Day cookouts.

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  1. Patrick says:

    Made thee with my nieces while babysitting them! Lots of fun and delicious too!5 stars

  2. Tiffany says:

    What fun for the holiday! Easy to make and fun too!5 stars