Line 2 baking sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.
Prepare your toppings. We like to use crushed Oreos, M & M's, Heath bars, sprinkles, and chocolate to drizzle.
Bring a medium saucepan with 1 to 2-inches of water to a simmer. Set a metal or glass bowl with chocolate inside, on top of saucepan with water and stir until melted. This will take 3-4 minutes. When chocolate is melted, move bowl to work surface.
Working with one pretzel rod at a time, dip one end into chocolate and coat 2/3 of the way up. Working over the chocolate bowl, use a spoon to evenly coat pretzel rod and allow excess chocolate to fall back into the bowl. Hold pretzel rod over prepared sheet pan and sprinkle all sides with toppings of your choice. Transfer coated pretzel to second sheet pan to set up. If you want to drizzle pretzels with chocolate, melt a small amount of chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over dipped pretzel rods. If we are doing white pretzles, we drizzle with dark chocolate. If we are doing dark chocolate pretzels, we drizzle with white chocolate.
Continue with remaining pretzels. Let the pretzels set up on baking sheet until chocolate is dry and set up. Store in an air tight container or package them in bags for giving away. These make great gifts!