I was thinking to myself the other day… What’s a cool yet easy treat I can bring to share with the people in my office… Something that won’t take too long to make a large quantity… Hmmmmm ….. OOO OOO I KNOW!!! Chocolate covered pretzels!!!
How awesome and delicious do those look! And everyone probably thinks you spent hours slaving over them. Well they are wrong!! I was able to decorate over 60 pretzels in less than an hour! Yes you heard that right, less than an hour!
Here’s what you must do:
1 bag of mini pretzels
1 cup melting chocolate wafers to completely coat pretzels (I used milk chocolate)
1/4 cup melting chocolate wafers to drizzle over pretzels (I used white chocolate)
Crushed candycanes or peppermint candies
First, take a small pot and fill it with water. Then take a bowl that is big enough to sit on the rim of your pot without touching the water. Put your chocolate in the bowl and stick the pot on your stove, heating at medium-high heat so the steam from the water warms the bottom of the bowl enough to melt the chocolate.
Once your chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from the pot and place it on a hot pad. Take a second bowl and fill it with the 1/4 cup of chocolate. Place the bowl on top of the pot, and turn the heat down to low. While your second bowl of chocolate is melting, dip the pretzels in chocolate, covering everything with chocolate. Allow some chocolate to drip off the pretzel so that you are able to see the pretzel holes. Place the chocolate covered pretzels on a sheet of parchment.
Once you are done with the first coat of chocolate, your second coat should be melted. Remove the second bowl from the heat and place it on a hot pad. Using a fork, drizzle the chocolate over the pretzels.
Sprinkle broken candy cane bits over the pretzels.
If you have any leftover chocolate, drizzle that over top of the candy pieces so that they are secured in place. Don’t worry if it looks like a big spider webish mess – once they are dry they will look beautiful trust me! Allow for the chocolate to completely dry before removing the pretzels from the parchment paper. Voila! How easy was that!
These pretzels are even good without the candy cane pieces!!!
I was thinking it would be super cool to add coloured sprinkles, skor pieces, or caramel bits! How creative can you get with these??