Almond Bark Pretzels {11 Pipers Piping}

If there is one thing that is an absolute holiday tradition around our house, it is making almond bark dipped pretzels.  My kids absolutely love them!  

I don’t know if it’s the salty mixed with sweet flavor or the fact that they’re fun for the kids to make all by themselves…whatever, they are always a “must make” around here each and every year.


almond bark holiday pretzels  


This year, I’m sharing the recipe as a part of a special 12 Days of Christmas Tour:

12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour button


It is Day 6, the final day of the tour and I am sharing my version of 11 Pipers Piping.  

You know the song, right?  


Sing it with me!  (Counting down from 12…)

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!!!!


Okay, so it’s a little dorky to conduct a sing-along, but don’t we all know the song?


And, what exactly does 11 Pipers Piping have to do with my almond bark pretzels?  


This year I made them using the large stick pretzels so they look a little like flutes or pipes.  

There are 11 of them, one for each Piper.

11 almond bark pretzels


They are soooo easy to make.  I can hardly even call this a recipe but here it is…you’ll need pretzels, a package of almond bark and some sprinkles.



Melt about 3 cubes (or more) of almond bark according to package directions. 

Dip the pretzels in the almond bark (I had to drizzle it with a spoon to cover the large pretzels)

Sprinkle with festive baking sprinkles.

Let cool for about 5 minutes.


That’s it.  Really.

I told you …. SOOOO easy!

almond bark pretzels close up


Ready to see how my other blog friends got creative with the 12 Days of Christmas theme? 

I love seeing everyone’s creativity!

Here are the links so you can pay everyone a visit: 


MONDAY December 1st


{Partridge in a Pear Tree}

Simply Fresh VintagePetticoat JunktionSnazzy Little Things

{Two Turtle Doves}

Confessions of a Serial Do-it-YourselferFresh Idea Studio


TUESDAY December 2nd


Country Design StyleDIO Home Improvementsmommy is coocoo

{Four Calling Birds}

Artsy Chicks RuleVirginia Sweet Pea




{Five Golden Rings}

House on the Way, DIY 180, Restoration Redoux

{Six Geese-a-Laying}

Postcards from the Ridge, Farm Fresh Vintage Finds


THURSDAY December 4th


{Seven Swans a Swimming}

Curb Alert!, Cupcakes and Crinoline

{Eight Maids a Milking}

Our Southern Home


FRIDAY December 5th

{Nine Ladies Dancing}

Better After

Rhapsody in Rooms

{Ten Lords a Leaping}

Pink When

The Endearing Home


SATURDAY December 6th

{Eleven Pipers Piping}

Refresh Restyle

Lilacs and Longhorns – You’re here!

Imparting Grace

{Twelve Drummers Drumming}

What Meegan Makes

Mrs. Hines Class

At Home with the Barkers


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22 Responses to Almond Bark Pretzels {11 Pipers Piping}

  1. Dria says:

    Julie, what a cute idea for the 11 pipes never would have thought to do this! They look delicious!

  2. Yum! I love pretzels dipped in almond bark. It’s been a few years since I’ve made these and now I really want to do it again. This is a great idea for Eleven Pipers Piping!

  3. Those look yummy and so easy too!!


  4. What a great idea! You’re right; the pretzel rods are reminiscent of pipes. Very clever to make 11 of them. I ended up just going with a general “12 Days of Christmas” theme; I’m glad you were able to come up with something specific to the day!

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  6. Sharon Hines says:

    They sound delicious! We love that salty/sweet combination of flavors at the Hines house.

  7. Jeanette says:

    I sooo want to make these! Thanks for sharing! Jeanette

  8. Lauren says:

    Love any recipe that is easy to make and these look so yummy and festive with the sprinkles! Thanks so much for sharing this, would be fun to make with the kids. This was such a fun tour!

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  12. Beth says:

    Yum-o! I want some. Sounds so good!!!! ~Beth

  13. I love this interpretation so much! And I totally agree – I love to make and eat these. I think it is the sweet and salty combination! Yum! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  14. Debbie says:

    Can’t wait to try these!! Pinned for later 🙂

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  16. Love the interpretation and they look so yummy! Pinning!

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  18. Susan says:

    Simple and yet so festive! Great idea! I’ll have to look for almond bark the next time I go to the store. Thanks for the idea. I’m going to Pin it!

  19. Love those pretzel sticks…love it for the sweet and salty favorite!

  20. Kim Greene says:

    We make a lot of these during the holiday season…my daughter discovered if you melt the almond bark in a quart size mason jar you can dip them easily…and the more sprinkles the better!

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