Snow Folk Dipped Pretzel Rods

Too cold to build a snow people outside? Make them inside instead! These adorable candy-coated pretzel snow people are a fun way to keep the festivities tasty all winter.

Pretzel Snow People in carton on red and white background
Photo: Adam Albright
Prep Time:
40 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
70 mins
18 coated pretzels


  • 12 ounce vanilla-flavor candy coating (almond bark), coarsely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon shortening

  • 18 pretzel rods

  • Coarse sugar

  • Candies, sprinkles, and/or icing and rolled fruit leather


  1. Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper. In a small heavy saucepan cook and stir vanilla coating and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth.

  2. Spoon melted white coating over three-fourths of each pretzel rod, turning pretzel to coat and allowing excess coating to drip off. Sprinkle with sugar. Place coated pretzels on waxed paper. Let stand 30 minutes or until set.

  3. Decorate as snow people using candies, sprinkles, and/or icing for faces and fruit leather for scarves.

To Store

Layer coated pretzels between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
8g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 30mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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