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Red, White and Blue Pretzels

White chocolate covered pretzels with red and blue sprinkles make adorable 4th of July desserts! These Red White and Blue Flag Pretzels are delicious AND cute!

Pretzel twists covered in white chocolate and red/blue sprinkles to resemble an American flag.

I’m so psyched to share this recipe for Patriotic Pretzels today!

Once upon a time the Fourth of July was my favorite holiday. I loved it more than Christmas, more than my birthday.

Why? I was obsessed with flags. Anytime my family drove anywhere, I’d press my nose to the window trying to spot any and every American flag I could.

Seeing Old Glory waving in the wind gave me the biggest kick. (You can imagine how excited I was to find out about Flag Day!)

I also loved all the flag inspired decorations and red, white and blue everywhere on 4th of July. Not to mention the fireworks, the picnics and parades.

While my enthusiasm for flags has tempered with age, I still look forward to making red, white and blue Fourth of July desserts every summer!

These patriotic pretzels are a fun way to celebrate. They’d be a great snack for an Independence Day party or gathering.

Can I also suggest making a few batches of these to give as a token of appreciation to a veteran in your life? A delicious and cute treat puts a smile on anyone’s face.

Two red white and blue white chocolate covered pretzels on a piece of parchment paper.

What you’ll Need

This 4th of July dessert recipe is easy and kid-friendly. Your little ones will love helping you decorate them!

Here’s what you need to make your own Red, White and Blue Pretzel treats:

  • PretzelsI used Snyders old-time pretzel twist. Any standard size pretzel twist will do! Make sure they’re just plain salted, not dusted with any funky flavors!
  • Candy coating – Vanilla or white chocolate
  • Sprinkles – Red, white, and blue to keep the patriotic theme! I used a combination of Jimmies and sugar sprinkles.

To make the patriotic pretzels:

STEP 1. Melt the candy coating in your microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted (this usually takes about 90 seconds).

STEP 2. Dip pretzel tops in white chocolate. Place on parchment paper.

STEP 3. Sprinkle immediately with colored sprinkles. Allow to set on wax paper (about 30 minutes).

How to Store Candy Dipped Pretzels

After the pretzels are set, transfer them immediately to a ziploc bag or airtight container for storage.

They taste best if eaten within one week or so, but we can never resist gobbling them all up within a few days.

White chocolate covered pretzels with red white and blue sprinkles on a black serving plate.

Tips for Decorating Pretzels

When it comes to decorating these patriotic pretzels, get as creative as you like. I like making a pattern based on the stars and stripes of the U.S.A. flag– I guess my love of flags remains.

To make this pattern, I sprinkled white and blue sugar sprinkles in the left quadrant of the pretzel and used red and white jimmies all over the rest. I think they look super cute this way, if I do say so myself!

There’s no need to be so fussy about a precise pattern, though. They also look fun and pretty with the colors mixed up all over the pretzel.

If your kids are helping, let them have fun making up different patterns (or just going nuts with the sprinkles!).

Make clean up easier by placing an extra sheet of parchment or wax paper underneath your decorating station to catch stray melted candy drippings and sprinkles.

Then you can just toss it when you’re done and not have a sticky counter top to scrub.

Patriotic pretzels decorated with red white and blue sprinkles

4th of July Dessert Ideas

Put these in a bowl at your 4th of July party for guests to snack on or bring a baggie full of them to watch the fireworks this year! They get everyone in the mood to celebrate.

This year, I plan to make a few batches of these pretzels, plus Some Red Velvet Cupcakes decorated with the remainder of my stash of red, white and blue sprinkles.

In fact, I may even put some of the patriotic pretzels aside and garnish each cupcake with one of these! Doesn’t that sound adorable?

Are you making any themed treats to celebrate Independence Day or Memorial Day this year? Make sure to add these Red, White and Blue Pretzels to your list!

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Yield: 24

Red, White and Blue Pretzels

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

White chocolate covered pretzels with red and blue sprinkles. These Red White and Blue Flag Pretzels are delicious AND cute!

Ingredients

  • 16oz bag Snyder's Olde Tyme Pretzel twists
  • 24oz vanilla candy coating, melted
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt candy coating in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted (usually takes about 90 seconds).
  2. Dip pretzel tops in white chocolate. Place on parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle immediately with colored sprinkles. Allow to set on wax paper (about 30 minutes). Store in tightly sealed container, or ziploc. ENJOY.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 356mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on May 18, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. So cute! I absolutely love pretzels coated in candy coating… and these are just perfect for the 4th! Love them!

  2. Congratulations! Your recipe was my personal pick and is featured at Weekend Potluck this week. Please swing by and pick up your RED featured button from the bottom of my blog to show off to your readers. http://www.meetpenny.com/2012/06/weekend-potluck-june-22nd-june-24th/

  3. These look great! My husband’s birthday is Flag Day! I will have to pin these so I remember for next year!
    Blythe
    www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

  4. SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you’ll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

  5. Ohmigosh I love those shorts. I totally would have worn them with you. And a red, white, and blue scrunchie in my hair. 🙂

    These pretzels are totally fab!

  6. Aimee, these are SOOO cute! I love them. Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. PRECIOUS! I cannot wait to make these for July 4th. My kids are going to go crazy. Thanks so much for bringing this recipe to Weekend Potluck. I’m pinning.

  8. I had no idea you were so into flags:-) Makes getting your bday present a whole lot easier. (hee hee) And as for chocolate covered pretzels…yes, please. I never can stop when I start eating those!!! So cute!!!

  9. Today is my birthday, so I love anything Red, White, and Blue!
    I made blue biscuits and served them as strawberry shortcake!

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