How Much Chocolate Needed To Make 200 Pretzel Rods?

by BG

How much chocolate needed to make 200 pretzel rods?



I am looking to make some chocolate dipped pretzel rods for my baby shower, but I'm not sure how much chocolate to buy. I would prefer to use candy melts rather than chocolate chips. What do you recommend?


Thanks in advance.









Hi BG,

You can use either chocolate chips or candy melts when making chocolate covered pretzels. Either will do, so as long as you prefer the taste of the candy melts, go ahead and use them.


In fact, you can use various colors to get really creative and decorative. You can dip them in one color and drizzle contrasting colors over the top, etc.


Of course, there is always the option of using chocolate pretzel molds if you want specific decorations or characters on the pretzels. There is a nice range of chocolate pretzel molds to choose from.


Regarding how much chocolate you'll need for 200 pretzels is another question entirely. It will really depend on the size of the pretzels that you use, how much of the pretzel you dip, and how thick you coat the pretzels.


I'm trying to recall the last time I made chocolate dipped pretzel rods and I can't remember about how many pretzel rods I managed per pound.


My best suggestion would be for you to go ahead and get some chocolate and pretzels for testing purposes. You can melt half a pound (or a pound) of chocolate and see how many pretzels you can manage to cover.


Once you've determined that, you can just do the math to figure out how many pounds you'd need to make 200 chocolate covered pretzel rods.


Keep in mind that the thinner the chocolate is, the further it will go. So, if you keep it warm (without burning or overheating) as you go along you'll be able to cover more pretzels with less chocolate.


Do me a favor? Once you DO figure out how many pretzels you are able to dip per pound, come back and let us know so that the next person who comes along asking this question can be directed here to your report and that will be a great help. :~)


Blessings,
Angie


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Sep 22, 2015
Amount of Chocolate to dip 200 pretzels NEW
by: Teddi

I had 200 pretzel rods to dip in chocolate and I used 6 lbs of Wilton's white chocolate melts to do the job. I did not have much left over. I left the top inch or so of pretzel uncoated, I didn't try to over coat it. Hope this helps someone in the future with this mind shattering question. As an aside - I only found these 2 lb packages of Wilton's candy melts at a Michaels store - not online. Very good price compared to the normal 12 oz. package.

Feb 07, 2012
How much chocolate to cover pretzel rods? NEW
by: Angie

Hi Magin,

I moved your question here where this subject has already been discussed.

Unfortunately, I don't have an exact ratio for you of how much chocolate you'll need per pretzel.

Off the top of my head, I'd say you'd need about 2 pounds for 70 pretzel rods.

You have to keep in mind that some cover their dipped pretzels more heavily than others. The warmer the chocolate is, the thinner it will be and so you'd be able to cover more pretzels if you only used a thin layer.

Of course, you don't want the chocolate TOO hot or you'll end up causing it to discolor - chocolate bloom.

I'd suggest the same to you as I suggested to BG in the post above. Make a small trial batch and see how many pretzels you can cover and then multiply it to find how much you'll need for the result and thickness YOU want.

Unfortunately, BG never came back and told us the results of their pretzel making, so hopefully you'll remember to do so. That way the next person who asks how much chocolate needed to cover so many pretzels, we can give them a better estimate.

Feb 07, 2012
How many bags of candy melts would I need? NEW
by: Magin G.

I'm making chocolate covered pretzels for my very first time. I am lost when it comes to how many bags of candy melts I will need. I'm not doing anything fancy just dipping it to cover a little over half the pretzel rod.


I am hoping someone will be able to help me so that I don't over buy or not buy enough and have to keep running to the store to purchase more.


I believe I am gonna probably be making about 70 of them.

Any tips or hints on making them will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

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