Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Here's what you'll need:
Pretzel Rods
1 Bag of Semi Sweet Chocolate
1 Bag of Green Candy Melts
1 bottle of Sprinkles
2 Mixing bowls
2 Spoons
Wax paper
First take your green candy melts and cover the bottom of a bowl. If you do not have a mixing bowl you can use a tall coffee mug (which I actually think works better).
Do the same think with your milk chocolate in your bowl or mug.
I put my chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds and check it to see it's progress. Then I place it in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Times will vary depending on your microwave. Start out using too little time until you know how fast your microwave is going to melt the chocolate. The last thing you want in your house is the smell of burnt chocolate.
Once you take out the chocolate, mix and smooth it out with a spoon.

Take a pretzel rod and dip it into the chocolate of your choice. I find that rolling the pretzel rods along the side of the mug or bowl helps to evenly distribute the chocolate onto the rod and keeps it from getting too thick.

Once you have your chocolate onto the pretzel you can either leave them plain or add fun sprinkles. You'll need to decide quickly if you want to add them because the fresher the chocolate is on the pretzel the better the sprinkles stick to it.

For my pretzels, I added the only sprinkles I have in the house at the moment which is Easter ones. Earlier in the month I had Valentines Day Sprinkles all over them. If you decide to add sprinkles have a bowl underneath the rod to catch any sprinkles that don't make it on to the rod. That way you can reuse them and drop onto the next ones.

Once you have your sprinkles on, place the rods on your wax paper to let them harden. Give them a good hour before you bag or place in a container. You want to make sure the chocolate is hard and not sticking to the wax paper when you put them away.

You can make these chocolate dipped pretzel rods for any occasion. If you use the green candy melts you can have yourself an Easter or St. Patrick's Day dessert. I did two of mine in green but then realized I had no St. Patrick's Day sprinkles so I stuck with my milk chocolate.

These were my Valentine's Day ones...
They only take about 30 minutes to make depending on how many you want to create. Remember a typical bag of pretzel rods has 33-35 inside but there will be broken ones. Plus if you are like me... you snack along the way while making them. So enjoy these fun and easy treats for your next holiday party!


Unknown said...

Yes !!! How fun cute and easy definitely doing this !!!!

Chrissy said...

Aw, these look awesome! Love them - especially the Easter inspired ones! So creative! My daughter would love to make some - guess we'll try these! Thank you xxx

Anonymous said...

Not a big pretzel fan because of the salt, but they look good...and now I'm thinking of the Seinfeld line, "these pretzels are making me thirsty"!