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White candy melts or vanilla-flavored almond bark
Milk Chocolate morsels or chocolate-flavored almond bark
Assorted sprinkles, if desired
- Melt the candy coating according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
- Pour candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. If applying sprinkles, do so immediately rotating the pretzel rods to coat all sides. Larger sprinkles work best if placed individually.
- Place pretzel rod on waxed paper or cooling rack. (Cook’s notes: Waxed paper makes for easier release.)
- If dipping with additional chocolate (for the groom), allow initial candy coating to set completely. Then, use a spoon to pour and spread the chocolate over the pretzel rods. Before the pretzel sets, gently pick it up and move to clean wax paper.
- To create the bow tie, transfer melted chocolate to a piping bag or freezer bag with the corner snipped. Create the tie with a figure-8 motion. Use a toothpick to create the points on the edges if needed.
- Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Placing in the refrigerator may cause the pretzel to soften.