Dipped Pretzel Candy Canes

It's getting to be that time of year again....when you need to start planning what you will do for neighbor gifts or sweet treats at parties this holiday season. These Dipped Pretzel Candy Canes are so easy to make and really do taste great!

easy diy gift treats dipped pretzel candy cane

During the holidays, we generally get 10-12 plates of cookies. Now don't get me wrong, my family loves cookies...and we even save a few to put out for Santa. It's nice to sometime have something a little different though. These salty pretzels and sweet melted candy mix perfectly for a treat that will please.

This idea came about when my friend Laura, from the blog Watts + Walsh, and I hosted a Witch's Night Out Party in October. She made Witch Fingers as one of the spooky treats and everybody loved them. After the party, we were talking about DIY holiday gifts we could make for our friends in the neighborhood. The idea for Candy Cane Dipped Pretzels was born!

This project is part of the monthly challenge for the Inspire My Creativity group. Once a month there is a theme and all of the co-hosts create a new project, then we open the link party to anyone who wants to add a project having to do with the theme.

Check the end of this post for more inspiration for DIY gift ideas. If you are a blogger, feel free to leave a link to any post you have for handmade gifts.

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Dipped Pretzel Candy Canes

These tasty dipped pretzels have just a few ingredients and are simple to make. If you have never worked with candy melts before, don't be intimidated! They are very easy to use and within 20 minutes you will have a sweet treat for your holiday party or as a neighbor gift.

Ingredients for Dipped Pretzel Candy Cane Treats

ingredients to make candy dipped candy cane decorated pretzels
Makes 32 pretzel sticks - 8 gift bags with 4 each

Note: You can buy the larger pretzel rods, but I feel that the dipping sticks are the right size for the perfect ratio of candy to pretzel.


1. Place Bright White candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Follow the directions on bag for melting the candy.

pretzels dipped in white melted candy step-by-step recipe tutorial

2.  Pour melted candy into a mug. Dip pretzel sticks into the mug 3/4 of the way down the pretzel. Place dipped pretzels onto the parchment paper to harden - about 5 minutes.

3. Microwave the red candy melt drizzle pouch. Follow directions on pouch. Make sure that the candy inside the pouch is very soft and liquid feeling. That will make drizzling over the white dipped pretzels much easier.

drizzle red melted candy over dipped pretzels

4.  Cut the marked corner off the drizzle pouch, and drizzle the red melted candy over the pretzel sticks. Back and forth making a red and white stripe pattern. My pouch melts needed about 10 seconds more, so it was a little thicker than I had planned. It still tastes great though!

5. Let the pretzel treats dry on the parchment paper, then place in treat bags and tie with cute holiday ribbon.

candy dipped pretzel sticks easy diy gift holiday season

There you have it! Cute treats to take to your neighbors, give to the kids teachers, your co-workers, or plate them for your holiday party.

quick and easy dipped pretzel christmas treats holiday season

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the crafting group Inspire My Creativity, is hosting a craft challenge link up once a month. We create a new post each month to go along with our theme and share the tutorial on our pages, as well as hosting a link up for other people to share their projects that fit out monthly theme.

Inspire My Creativity Link Party

So, not only will you get my tutorial today, you will see links to quite a few other wonderful projects to check out too! This month our theme is - DIY GIFTS 

Meet the Co-Hosts

Shani  |  Sunshine & Munchkins      Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Anna  |  Practical and Pretty      Ali  |  Home Crafts by Ali
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom      Emy  |  Semigloss Design
Christine  |  Swordfights & Starry Nights      Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She's Crafty      Lauren  |  A Life of Love and Joy

Inspire My Creativity Link Party

Link up 2 of your posts that have to do with the monthly theme - DIY GIFTS
We will share the posts linked up to this party on social media!

Share your handmade gift projects below and let's inspire some creativity!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday December 13th for our next link party! We will be sharing a new challenge project and the link up on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Here's a sneak peek at our theme for next month, we would love to have you create a project and share at our next link party!!

inspire my creativity challenge december theme snowflakes


  1. I love making these with my kids. It's part of our cookies making. :)

    1. It's always nice to have special time with kids during the holiday season!

  2. I love chocolate pretzels! These are so cute!

    1. Thanks Candice! We like the candy cane stripe look.

  3. I love the red and white! So perfect for holiday gifts! We love pretzels like this at our house.

  4. My daughter LOVES these! I love the colors for Christmas. Such a fun gift.


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