Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

| December 28, 2006 | 2 Comments

Mmm, chocolate dipped pretzels. These could quite possibly be the easiest things I have ever, ever made. Seriously. And of all the treats I made to give away this season, they got the biggest wow. Go figure.

How did I do it? It all started with a bag of pretzel rods (be sure your bag has as many unbroken ones as possible – I ran into some treacherously broken bags). I melted 8 oz. of chocolate chips per 12 rods in a makeshift double broiler (pot of hot water with a melt mixing bowl over top – the chocolate chips go in the mixing bowl. Stir frequently until just melted smooth). Then I used a spoon to coat about half of each pretzel with chocolate. To smooth it out, I held the rod by the chocolate-free end and gently shook the chocolate down and off. Then, over a plate, I sprinkled nonpareils and other little decorations onto the chocolate. After they cooled and the chocolate hardened, I transferred them to decorative bags.

Sooooooooo easy. I’m tellin’ ya!

Category: Dessert, Gifting Goodies

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Tonia says:

    Aren’t these the greatest?! Try rolling them in crushed toffee bits. (I use the packaged toffee bits & crush them a bit finer).

    I’m so glad I discovered your blog. =)

  2. Beth says:

    I love the salty-sweet combo. How do you package them? You have such a cute site! Glad I found it.

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