Friday, December 16, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels



For this round of the recipe swap, we had to submit Holiday Treats. I received this recipe from Nichole over at The Cookaholic Wife. After making so many cookies this holiday season, it was nice to make something different. You’ve probably seen these before, big pretzels dipped in chocolate and decorated. What’s not to like?

I find that big pretzels can be too dry, so I got some medium-sized ones. These were easier to work with and easier to eat. I melted the chocolate in the microwave, since that can be easier. Just microwave for 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. I also only dirty one dish doing it that way, and these days, with all the baking I am doing that makes a difference.

I tried these with a couple of different sprinkles for topping. I liked the ones with crushed candy canes the best, but they didn’t photograph very well. I had large candy cane and snowflake shaped sprinkles, but they didn’t really work. The Christmas sprinkles are great. They do have one hazard in that they bounce all over the kitchen and when they get damp they turn in to little paint balls. So a bit messy when cleaning up the kitchen. I enjoyed making these. Thanks for the recipe Nichole!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

10 ounce package pretzel rods
8 ounces milk chocolate
sprinkles for decorating

In a double boiler or the microwave, melt the chocolate stirring frequently.

Once the chocolate has melted, dip one end of the pretzel in the chocolate. Place on waxed paper. Top with different sprinkles.

Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes until the chocolate has hardened.

Recipe from The Cookaholic Wife

2 comments:

The Home Cook said...

These sound nice and easy. And how cute with the bow around them. I bet they'd make great gifts.

Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

Cookaholic Wife said...

I'm glad you liked them! I ended up with a kitchen full of stray sprinkles too. :)