Pretzel rods

Pretzel rods with white snowflake toppers made of almond bark.

Make Christmas magic appear with these pretzel rods garnished with almond bark snowflakes. These dainty, dipped treats can stand alone on a cookie tray or serve as festive Christmas cake decorations. We've provided snowflake templates to help guide you.

Yield: 16 rods

Inspired? Create and share by tagging @hallmarkstores.


1 package vanilla almond bark
16 pretzel rods
Food-safe squeeze bottle with narrow tip
White or silver sanding sugar
2 printouts of snowflake pattern template (8 snowflakes)

Snowflake pattern template


  1. Spread a large sheet of waxed paper on a cookie sheet or flat surface. Cut apart the snowflake printouts and line up the 8 snowflakes several inches apart underneath the waxed paper.
  2. Melt half the almond bark in a microwave-safe container at high heat, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds to prevent burning.
  3. Pour melted almond bark into the squeeze bottle.
  4. Place a pretzel rod on top of the waxed paper at each snowflake. Squeeze a dot of almond bark onto the waxed paper at the center of the first snowflake design to secure the pretzel rod to the waxed paper. Then squeeze the almond bark over the pretzel tip and onto the wax paper, staying inside the lines of the snowflake pattern.
  5. When finished, sprinkle with sanding sugar and let set. Repeat Step 4 for the rest of the pretzel rods on the waxed paper.
  6. Snowflakes should dry completely within 30 minutes. When set, peel away the waxed paper to remove the wands.
  7. Repeat with the remaining almond bark and pretzel rods.
Celebrate the holiday season with more festive treats!