Patriotic Pretzels


Parties for the Fourth of July can be so festive. And it is so easy to keep them fuss free. There are so many options for decorating and enjoying the day. Visit the Dollar Store for a treasue trove of inexpensive flags, red tablecloths, patriotic serving ware and lots of other chintz. 

And these pretzel sticks dipped in CandiQuik Coating and sprinkled with red, white and blue are a great choice for an inexpensive and yummy addition to your dessert menu. I have been using CandiQuik for as long as I can remember. I have dipped so many things in it, and it works great. It melts easily and drys quickly so that it adheres easily to the pretzels. Feel free to use whatever kind of dipping chocolate you have on hand, CandiQuik just works great for me.

I fill all kinds of interesting glasses with the pretzels and tie ribbons around them. They look beautiful and really help bring on the festiveness. And everybody loves munching on them.


You can even dip marshmallows as well. Strawberries would also be cute!! The kids will love these! Both the pretzels and the marshmallows are the perfect dessert additions to your holiday buffet. They will go well with homemade ice cream, strawberry shortcake or this awesome Fourth of July cake.

There is hardly a recipe but I'll write it down anyway...


Place these anywhere and everywhere you want it to look like a celebration! 

Print Recipe

Patriotic Pretzels

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig | Serves: About 30 pretzels


  • One bag large sized pretzels
  • 1 tray Vanilla CandiQuik Coating
  • red, white and blue sprinkles


  • Melt CandiQuik according to package directions. Quickly dip pretzels or marshmallows in CandiQuik and place on parchment paper. Let CandiQuik set for one minute then sprinkle with sprinkles.

Post a Comment

5 Comments and 7 Replies

  1. Barbie with a T 1

    The salty sweet combination of the pretzels really do appeal to me. I could probably munch on them and finish off one of the glassfuls in no time. The cones are pretty, the marshmallows are also pretty…..and strawberries would be interesting. They are all awesome! Thanks for sharing this July 4th treat. I have passed it on to ones who have children and recommended it to them. (not on my diet, :( unfortunately).

  2. Darlene 3

    Pretzels look terrific…I’m inspired to make for 4th of July BBQ/Bday celebration. CandiQuik Coating not sold in NY area…any idea for a good substitution? Thanks!

  3. Arlene 5

    I have looked everywhere for patriotic sprinkles and cant find in city of Chicago. Weird. Any ideas. Love your recipes

    • Cathy 6

      Funny…I have spent the day looking for patriotic M&M’s…couldn’t find them (I’m not surprised). I got my sprinkles at my regular grocery store. These type of items sell out fast which is likely the case.

  4. Darlene 7

    Arlene…I ran into same problem. Bakery dept. in my local supermarket mixed together a container of their stock and sold it to me…Good luck!

  5. Cathy, the pretzel sticks were yummy but my frosting came out thinner on the stick than what it looks like in your photos. Any tips you could give me? Thank you.

    • Cathy 11

      Did you use Candiquick Coating?

      • Yes, I used Candiquik Coating. I think I may have given it that extra 15 seconds when I didn’t need to. The next day I melted the coating for a shorter time and it was thicker in the tray. Went on thicker and worked better. Of course, I would have had to give it a little more time in the microwave again to do more than 12 pretzel rods.
        Thank you for this fun and tasty recipe.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

You can click here to Subscribe without commenting