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Chocolate and caramel covered pretzel rods topped with sprinkles.
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5 from 17 votes

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Rods

These chocolate caramel pretzel rods are the best sweet and salty treat, with an easy homemade caramel, and smooth chocolate on top of salty pretzels.

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Servings: 20


For the Caramel:

  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

For the Pretzels:

  • 20 pretzel rods
  • 16 oz chocolate


  • Combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup in a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • Pour the caramel into a tall thin glass.
  • Dip each pretzel rod into the caramel, covering about 2/3 of the way. Allow excess caramel to drip off.
  • Place the pretzel rods on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Roll the pretzels, or use your fingers, to smooth the caramel that has pooled around the pretzels more evenly.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave at half power, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth.
  • Scoop the chocolate into a tall thin glass.
  • Dip the pretzels into the chocolate and place back onto the parchment paper.
  • Spread sprinkles evenly over the chocolate.
  • Allow chocolate to set completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.