Patriotic Pretzel Rods, Red, White, and Blue Dessert


Who wants to get their freedom on with a red, white, and blue dessert?

Let’s celebrate with a patriotic chocolate pretzel dessert recipe!

Let freedom ring with these red, white, and blue freedom fries dessert made with pretzel rods, chocolate, and of course M&M’s candies!

Looking for more easy recipes? Try this easy patriotic dessert, they’re fruit kabobs with chocolate. Very similar to these chocolate covered pretzel sticks!

Red, white, and blue dessert for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. Pretzel rods covered in melted red, white, and blue chocolates with candy stick to them, displayed in an M&M's bag.

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Dessert Recipe

This patriotic dessert recipe is an easy and fun dessert, perfect for your Memorial Day or 4th of July celebrations!

Don’t forget to add fun patriotic star cake pops and patriotic cupcakes to your festivities, too!


Patriotic Pretzel Rods, Red, White, and Blue Dessert, Patriotic Red, White and Blue Pretzel Rods


Begin by dividing your

pretzel rods into three even piles and unpacking your M&M’s candies and sprinkles.

I put them in individual bowls, like always, to make sure things go smoothly once it’s time to rush and get the decorations on before the chocolate hardens.

Patriotic Pretzel Rods, Red, White, and Blue Dessert, 4th of July Pretzel Stick Desserts

We’ll be dipping some of the pretzel rods in red, some in white and some in blue chocolate melts.

Melt only one color of chocolate melts at a time.

Patriotic Pretzel Rods, Red, White, and Blue Dessert, Patriotic Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Tip: I found these dipping containers very helpful! The trick to using them is to melt the chocolate in a bowl and pour (with the assistance of a spoon) the chocolate into the dipping cup.

To coat the pretzel, hold the dipping cup in one hand and tilt it while you coat the pretzel. This way the chocolate goes up towards the top of the container.

Swirl the pretzel in the corner of the box while you’re holding it at an angle.

You can get more than 3/4 of the pretzel coated this way – dipping alone won’t coat very much of the pretzel.

Patriotic Pretzel Rods, Red, White, and Blue Dessert, Red, White and Blue Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Dip your pretzel rods into the chocolate (see the note above).

Alternatively, you can spoon the chocolate onto the pretzels. Immediately decorate with sprinkles and M&M’s red, white and blue candies.

Red, White and Blue Dessert Pretzel Dessert

See! Super easy freedom fries for your patriotic celebrations!

I found it convenient to use the Party Size Red, White, and Blue M&M’s candy bag to hold the pretzel sticks.

Simply roll the top of the bag in and down to create the perfect patriotic pretzel holder!

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Red, White, and Blue Dessert

Freedom fries pretzel rods are the easy red, white, and blue dessert to make for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and other patriotic holidays and occasions!
Servings 30 Pretzel Rods
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 package Pretzel rods
  • 1/2 bag Red chocolate melts
  • 1/2 bag Blue chocolate melts
  • 1/2 bag White chocolate melts
  • 1/4 cup Patriotic sprinkles
  • 1 cup Red, white and blue M&M's


  • Melt 6 to 8 ounces of white chocolate melts in a bowl as directed on the package.
  • Pour melted chocolate into pretzel dipping containers (see note in blog post)
  • Dip pretzel rods into chocolate
  • Immediately add patriotic sprinkles and red, white and blue M&M's® candies
  • Place on parchment paper to set before serving
  • Repeat with red and blue chocolate melts
  • Tip: Use opposite color M&M's, ie. white & blue M&M's on red chocolate melts, blue & red M&M'® candies on white chocolate melts and white and red M&M's® candies on blue chocolate dipped pretzels



This easy patriotic red, white, and blue dessert is easy to make and everyone will love the salty and sweet flavors!
Author: Scrappy Geek
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Join the Conversation

  1. 5 stars
    If you’ve never had chocolate covered pretzel rods, you’re missing out! Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

  2. 5 stars
    These are great! They look so fun for kids!

  3. Andrew, this is a great idea for the holiday. I love how you served them in the M&M’s bag too! Have a great day my friend, Catherine

  4. 5 stars
    I love to make cherry and blue raspberry jello and put vanilla pudding in between. It’s red, white, and blue deliciousness!

  5. Brett Beyer says:

    I love the look of these things! They are so unique that anybody bringing them to their 4th of July celebration would be the hit of the picnic.

  6. These are awesome for 4th of July! I will add these to the other desserts we have for the 4th. We usually do eclairs, layered jello with red, white, and blue, and just have a cookout for the entire afternoon.

  7. 5 stars
    What a fun dessert. We love making chocolate covered pretzels for Christmas treats.

  8. Those look adorable! They would certainly be a huge hit with my kids!

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