March Madness is here, so I thought it time that I made these Basketball Pretzel Rods that have been bouncing around in my head. These are simple to whip up – anyone can make them and they take just minutes to complete. Make a batch before the next big game and I bet your friends and family will enjoy munching these tasty treats.

These Basketball Pretzel Rods are also fun for a sports-themed party or as a special treat for a basketball team. I used white chocolate, but you could easily use different colors of chocolate melts to match the chocolate covered pretzel rods to your favorite basketball teams colors!
DIY Basketball Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods



Pretzel Rods
Orange Chocolate Melts
White Chocolate Melts
Milk Chocolate Chips
Edible Marker – Black
Sprinkles – color of your favorite team

Basketball Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods


If you prefer written instructions, read on:

Using a black edible marker, draw the lines of a basketball onto orange chocolate melts, set aside to dry.

Pour the white chocolate melts into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Carefully remove the bowl and stir. Place back into the microwave for 30-second bursts, stirring in between until completely melted.

Dip the pretzel rod into the melted chocolate, using a spoon to completely cover, if needed.

Sprinkle on the sprinkles and place a basketball chocolate onto the end of the pretzel rod.

Once the basketball pretzel rods are complete, place them in the fridge for a few minutes to harden.

Looking for other sports themed foods?

Check out these Soccer Themed Cupcakes! They use the same technique of an edible marker and chocolate wafers.