Friday, February 4, 2011

These Pretzels Are Making Me Thursty

Here's a really simple, fun, quick, tasty recipe (What? Too many adjectives?) for an elegant treat. Enjoy them yourself or give as a gift!




Chocolate Covered Pretzels:
Printable recipe

Ingredients:
  • 2 Bags Pretzel Rods (I use Snyder's)
  • 1 Bag (14 oz.) Chocolate Wafers
  • 1 Bag (14 oz.) White Chocolate Wafers

Equipment:
2 Tall coffee mugs
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Sheet

*Note: When buying pretzels, look for bags with the least amount of broken rods. This is harder than it sounds.

1) Lay out sheets of parchment flat on a counter top where you will be dipping the pretzels.
2) Pour approx 3/4 of each bag of the chocolate wafers into each of the coffee mugs. (In the picture I used bars of chocolate).


3) Microwave one mug of chocolate on high for 1 minute and then for 30 second intervals, stirring (i would use a knife, less messy) at each interval until melted. *Make sure to stop and stir or chocolate can get ruined.

4) Once completely melted, dip pretzel rods into the chocolate, holding the mug at and angle to coat the length of the pretzel leaving an un-coated bit at the end as a handle.

 5) Let excess chocolate drip off then place on the parchment paper to set. 

6) Once done with the first half of the pretzels, repeat this process with the white chocolate. *Be even more careful when melting, white chocolate burns faster and becomes very hard to work with.




7) After all pretzels are dipped, melt the rest of the unused chocolate and use a spoon to drizzle it over the contrasting dipped pretzels.



8) Place in freezer or refrigerator to set chocolate.





* Do not use regular food coloring if you want to color the white chocolate. Either buy colored chocolate or use and oil based food dye. 
**Instead of drizzling chocolate you can decorate with sprinkles or colored sugars.

9) Enjoy!

I didn't mean to have two recipes in a row that would inspire Seinfeld reference titles, but that's what happened and thus, another Seinfeld video clip:

5 comments:

  1. They look LOVELY!
    It's making me hungry.
    Maybe I should really go and get some lunch soon.
    :)

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  2. You know, EVERY Christmas for the last 5 years I have said I was going to make these to give to people instead of Christmas cookies ... and then I do neither.

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  3. Looks delicious! :]

    I thought of Seinfeld right away.

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  4. Pretzels are always making me thirsty! We made some for last year's Festivus, they were awesome. I gave few to a low-talker friend of mine, but she gave them to some other people. Awful, these re-gifters. That's a shame ;)

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  5. MKL, you just overloaded me with Seinfeld references. Thank you.

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