December 23, 2011
Chocolate covered pretzels
To make it easier on my sister we always bring a dish along each, whether it's sweet or savoury. This year I decided to make some chocolate covered pretzels. I've made these milk and white covered pretzel sticks in the past and they were a hit - but after seeing these beautiful rounder pretzels on Sweet Verbena I had to give them a try. It's a very simple treat to make, although a little time consuming but if you have a movie or something playing in the background time tends to go much quicker. The pretzels would also make a really nice gift, just fill up a jar, tie a nice ribbon around the lid and add a label or gift tag.
All you have to do is melt your chocolate over the stove with a spoonful of crisco. Once it's melted dip your pretzel into the chocolate, pick up with a fork and tap on the side of the bowl to remove any excess and then sit the pretzel on a baking tray covered with baking paper, or on a wire cooling rack until the chocolate is set. If you want to add sprinkles make sure you do it as the chocolate is drying.