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Cute and easy-to-make pretzel rod snowmen

pretzel rod snowmen recipe

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These cute pretzel rod snowmen are easy to make and a great fun-food for the kids!
Course Christmas
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Servings 20 snowmen
Calories 322
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 10 large pretzel rods
  • 12 oz package white chocolate melts
  • 40 candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 5 small fruit-flavored taffy bars
  • 1 tube black gel icing
  • 1 tube orange gel icing


  • Cut pretzel rods in half and place onto a sheet of parchment or wax paper that will be used after they are dipped.
  • Melt white chocolate candies according to package directions in a 1-cup liquid measuring cup—the handle and the spout make the dipping process easier, and the spout is just the right shape to scrape off excess chocolate from ‘snowmen.’
  • Tip your measuring cup so the chocolate pools along the side and lets you coat further down the pretzel. Dip cut side of the pretzel into chocolate, covering as much of the pretzel as possible. Tap to smooth chocolate coating then remove excess along the bottom by dragging the pretzel across the measuring cup spout. Place pretzel on parchment paper then repeat process with remaining rods.
  • While the chocolate coating is still slightly tacky, position 2 matching-colored candies on each side of the pretzel near the top to form earmuffs. Allow melting chocolate to completely harden before moving on to the next step.
  • Cut each of the taffy bars lengthwise into four ¼"-wide strips for the scarves. If you’re using something like a fruit roll-up, cut it into 20 pieces that are about ¼" wide by about 4"–5" long. Wrap taffy around the pretzel just below the earmuffs then bend or position candy to resemble a scarf.
  • Use black decorating gel to make coal eyes, mouth and buttons. Pipe orange decorating gel on the face in the shape of a carrot nose. Set snowmen aside until coatings are fully set then enjoy!


If you have chocolate melts left over, pour the contents into a resealable plastic bag, let harden then save for next time!


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g