how to make groom pretzel rods

Creating groom-themed pretzel rods is a fun and creative way to add a personalized touch to a wedding or bridal shower. These treats are simple to make and can be customized to match the wedding colors and theme. Here’s how to make groom pretzel rods:


  • Pretzel rods (as many as needed)
  • White chocolate or candy melts
  • Black food coloring gel or edible black marker
  • Miniature chocolate chips (for buttons)
  • Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (for hats)
  • Edible silver or gold luster dust (optional, for bowtie)
  • Small paintbrush (for luster dust)


  1. Melt the White Chocolate:
    • Place the white chocolate or candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl.
    • Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Be careful not to overheat it.
  2. Dip the Pretzel Rods:
    • Dip each pretzel rod into the melted white chocolate, covering about two-thirds of the rod.
    • Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  3. Set on Parchment Paper:
    • Place the chocolate-dipped pretzel rods on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to set. Make sure they are evenly spaced so they don’t touch each other.
  4. Create the Tuxedo Jacket:
    • While the white chocolate is still wet, use black food coloring gel or an edible black marker to draw a “V” shape at the top of the dipped portion of each pretzel rod. This will resemble the collar and lapels of a tuxedo jacket.
  5. Add Buttons:
    • Place miniature chocolate chips along the “V” shape to create buttons on the tuxedo.
  6. Create the Hat:
    • Unwrap miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
    • Use a small amount of melted white chocolate as glue to attach a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup to the top of each pretzel rod, just above the tuxedo jacket. This will resemble a groom’s top hat.
  7. Optional Bowtie:
    • If desired, you can add a bowtie by mixing a small amount of edible silver or gold luster dust with a few drops of water to create a paint-like consistency.
    • Use a small paintbrush to paint a bowtie shape onto the white chocolate just below the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup hat.
  8. Let Them Set:
    • Allow the groom pretzel rods to set completely. This usually takes about 20-30 minutes, but it may vary depending on the temperature and humidity.
  9. Serve or Package:
    • Once the chocolate has hardened, your groom pretzel rods are ready to be served at the wedding or bridal shower. You can also package them in clear cellophane bags and tie them with a ribbon to give as wedding favors.

These groom pretzel rods are a delightful addition to any wedding-related event and can be customized to match the couple’s wedding theme and colors. Enjoy making and sharing these tasty treats!

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