Chocolate wands are a Gryffindor favorite. Even Dumbledore has been known to stash a few candy wands in his desk. Young witches and wizards can use them to practice basic spells, then pause for a bite! For a variety of wand ‘types’, have crushed cookies, nuts or sprinkles handy as options to roll freshly-dipped pretzels in.
For this batch of wands, I first dipped pretzel rods in melted caramel.** I then dipped each one in melted chocolate, and finished with a dappling of nuts.
For best results, melt caramel in a tall cylinder and dip pretzels carefully. The taller the cylinder, the deeper you can dip the pretzels. Set freshly-dipped pretzels on parchment-covered cookie sheet till caramel has set. Then dip chocolate in the same manner. Once chocolate has partially set, roll dipped end in desired topping.
**Alternatively, use flat sheets of caramel used in caramel-apple making. Each caramel sheet comes sandwiched in parchment paper. Cut sheets into strips while still lined with paper. Then, peel off paper & wrap strips around end of pretzel rod. I've seen caramel sheets in the produce section of several grocery stores -- but these might be seasonal.