Sweet ‘n’ Salty Tiger Tails

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WAR EAGLE!  Throughout football season, I’ve been posting several of my favorite tailgate and party recipes.  Well, football season is now coming to a close as the bowl games are almost over.  But of course there is still one bowl game left, and it’s the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!  My Auburn Tigers have had an incredible, unexpected, and miraculous season.  And this Monday night, they’ll play Florida State for the championship.  Aaaahhhh I’m so excited!

So today’s post is the last football recipe for a long while, but it’s a great one!  I absolutely LOVE chocolate covered pretzels.  They are one of my favorite snacks because they are the perfect combo of sweet and salty.  These Tiger Tails are actually very simple to make.  Simply melt chocolate, dip pretzels, and drizzle with more chocolate.  They’re so easy that they make a great cooking craft for even the youngest Tiger fans.

I hope you’ll give these a try this Monday as you cheer for Auburn to win it all!  WAR EAGLE!

Sweet ‘n’ Salty Tiger Tails

Yields: About 30

Sweet ‘n’ Salty Tiger Tails


  • 1 bag of Orange Wilton Candy Melts (If you can't find these, you can use 2 cups of white chocolate chips and then mix in food coloring to make it orange)
  • 1 cup of Chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of pretzel rods (try to pick a bag where most are not broken)
  • vegetable oil, as needed
  • Wax paper


  1. Melt the orange candy chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time and stir in between. To thin it out and make it a little more glossy, pour in about a tablespoon of vegetable oil. You can add more as needed. Once it is really smooth and viscous, pour into a tall glass.
  2. Dip pretzel rods in about 3/4 of the way a few times until coated. Lay them on the wax paper to harden. When you get down near the end you will have to tilt the glass to coat them 3/4 of the way. (Tip - if you want to make as many as possible you can use the broken pretzel rods by dipping in the broken end... they won't look broken just shorter.)
  3. Set aside and allow the orange icing to cool and harden completely.
  4. Microwave the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 30-second intervals until smooth. Pour into a Ziploc bag and cut off a tiny bit of the corner. On the orange part of the pretzel rods, squeeze out your  'stripes'. Just go back and forth to get the stripe effect.
  5. Let the icing harden before pulling off of the wax paper.

Source:  Clemson Girl


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