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Skinny Pretzel Rods Dipped in Dark Chocolate for the Holidays

Looking for something easy and fun to make this holiday season?  Try this sweet and salty union of crisp pretzels smothered in rich dark chocolate. Grab your holiday sprinkles, colored sugar or jimmies…The possibilities are endless when decorating! Perfect for holidays gifts, party favors for kids or yummy for your family. The skinny for 1 pretzel rod, 92 calories, 4 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. They’re great for all ages. Have fun dipping!

Skinny dark chocolate dipped pretzel rods

Prep Time: 30 minutes


1 (12 oz) bag dark chocolate chips, see shopping tip

1 (10oz) bag pretzel rods

Candy sprinkles, colored sugars or jimmies for decorating


1. Put chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler. Add water to the bottom pan and heat the water to melt the chocolate chips.  If you don’t have a double boiler place the chips in a metal bowl or pot to cover the bottom one that has the water in it.

2. When the chips are melted, take off stove and dip each pretzel rod first in the chocolate about half way down the rod.  Spread evenly with a knife.  Coat the dipped pretzels with sprinkles, jimmies or colored sugars.

3. Place the dipped rods on waxed paper to let the chocolate harden.  It will take about 1 hour.

4. Wrap each in plastic wrap to store or place in an airtight container, plastic bag, or a tin to keep fresh.

Makes approx 30 dark chocolate dipped pretzel rods


Shopping Tip
I love Ghirardelli 60% bittersweet chocolate chips. Or you could use the semi-sweet chips.

Weight Watchers
(old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 pretzel rod
92 cal, 3.7g fat, 1g protein, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 93mg sodium, 7g sugar

FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe.  The facts will be higher if you choose to roll in things like mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

Find more delicious recipes on Nancy Fox’s website, Skinny Kitchen

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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