With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I’ve got some tips and easy instructions so you can make Rainbow Pretzels 2 ways! These colorful no bake snacks are perfect for a rainbow themed party or an art themed party, too!
With just a few bags of pretzels and a few bags of candy melts, you can have these brightly colored no bake snacks done in no time!
How to Make Rainbow Pretzels 2 Ways!
Since I didn’t want to spend a fortune on candy melts at $3 a pop, I decided to try my hand at mixing red, yellow and blue candy melts to come up with the six colors you see on these pretzels. And it worked!!
My favorite candy melts are Chocomaker candy wafers – here is what the bags look like (aff link). I find that they melt super smooth, have a slightly glossy finish and bright colors. For this recipe, I used 1/2 cup candy melts for each bowl so you’ll have candy melts left over for more recipes 🙂
In paper bowls, melt 1/2 cup of melts according to package directions to make each color:
- Red – 1/2 cup red melts
- Orange – 1/4 cup red melts + 1/4 cup yellow melts
- Yellow – 1/2 cup yellow melts
- Green – 1/4 cup yellow melts + 1/4 cup blue melts
- Blue – 1/2 cup blue melts
- Purple – 1/4 cup red melts + 1/4 cup blue melts
P.S. I did one bowl at a time because you need to work quickly once the melts are melted and liquid enough to pour/drizzle.
For the Striped Rainbow Pretzel Sticks, line a tray with parchment or wax paper and line up large pretzel rods. Then, as each color is melted, drizzle/spread it over the pretzel rods in rainbow stripes.
These didn’t come out quite like I envisioned. Next time, I plan to spread the pretzel rods onto two baking sheets to give the melted chocolate room to spill down the sides of the pretzel rods for a little more colorful coverage.
But I still think they came out bright, colorful and totally fun!
For the Rainbow Splatter Pretzel Chips, line baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Then spread out a single layer of pretzel chips. As each color of chocolate is melted, simply splatter, drizzle and drip it over the pretzels. Once the chocolate is set, break the chips apart and remove any chocolate around the edges of the pretzel chips.
These are probably my favorite chocolate covered pretzel idea of all time!
I love recipes like these easy Rainbow Pretzels because they are perfect to make with the kiddos! They get to be messy … on purpose!
- Pretzel rods
- Pretzel chips
- 1 cup yellow candy melts
- 1 cup red candy melts
- 1 cup blue candy melts
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment or wax paper.
- Place the pretzel rods on one baking sheet (leave a little space between them) and a single layer of pretzel chips on the other.
- In microwave safe bowls, melt 1/2 cup melts for each color as follows:
- Red: 1/2 cup red melts
- Orange: 1/4 cup red melts + 1/4 cup yellow melts
- Yellow: 1/2 cup yellow melts
- Green: 1/4 cup yellow + 1/4 cup blue melts
- Blue: 1/2 cup blue melts
- Purple: 1/4 cup blue melts + 1/4 cup red melts
- As each color is melted, drizzle it in stripes on the pretzel rods and splatter/drizzle/drip it over the pretzel chips.
- Once the melts have set up and are no longer soft/wet to the touch, you can gently break them apart and store in an air tight container.
Pin these pretty pretzels for St. Patrick’s Day or your next party!