For Christmas, my mom made chocolate dipped pretzels. She dipped long pretzel sticks in white or dark chocolate and then added sprinkles and other candy toppings. Then she put them in a canister and gave them as gifts. They are among the prettiest treats I received this Christmas, plus they also taste good.
Turns out, chocolate-dipped pretzels are one of those bang-for-your-buck treats. They looks impressive for minimal work. (And my mom told me how to make them, so it’s not tacky that I’m dissecting her gift on here.) Here’s how you do it:
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
- 12 oz chocolate chips
27 8-inch pretzel rods
Toppings, such as sprinkles, small chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and so on.
Put the chocolate in a bowl that is deep enough for you to dip most of a pretzel in. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler, stirring often.
In the mean time, lay your toppings out on individual plates for easy access.
Pick up the pretzel. Holding it by one end, dip about two-thirds of the pretzel in the chocolate. Hold it above the bowl so that excess drips off.
Immediately sprinkle the chocolate with the toppings. As you do this, turn the pretzel so that it is evenly coated. Then place it in a bowl or a pie pan in such a way that the uncoated part is touching the edges.
Repeat. Try not to let the chocolate-covered pretzels touch each other. When you are done, you can refrigerate the pretzels for 20 minutes so that they will set. Store in the appropriate container.