For those of you who love that sweet and salty combo this is the perfect treat for you. I happen to love making these not only because they are quick and easy but because they come out looking sooo pretty.
You can use different toppings and be as creative as you would like. This time I used milk chocolate to cover the pretzel rods and for the toppings I dipped the pretzels in colored sprinkles and chopped walnuts. I recommend using large pretzel rods since they are much easier and faster to make. Any flavor chocolate like white or dark chocolate works just as well.
Here are some additional topping suggestions:
- Chopped nuts such as pistachios, almonds and peanuts
- Coconut shavings
- Chocolate drizzle
They are a lot of fun to make, especially with kids. You can serve them as a decorative dessert for a bridal shower, brunch or snack to serve guests on Shabbat afternoon. These are also very cute if packaged nicely and placed in a gift basket such as in Mishloach Manot on Purim.
If you make them let me know how they come out and what interesting toppings you used!
So have fun and enjoy these delicious snacks!
My chocolate covered pretzel rods:
- 1 package (12 oz) milk chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- 1 tbsp margarine or butter
- 2 dozen pretzel rods
- Colorful Sprinkles and Chopped walnuts
1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil.
2. Combine the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate and the margarine/butter in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave until the chocolate is melted, mixing after every 20 seconds.
3. If dipping pretzel rods, hold the rod by one end and dip it into the melted chocolate covering the pretzel half way. Lightly shake the chocolate-dipped pretzel to remove excess chocolate. If you are using sprinkles and chopped nuts sprinkle them on when the chocolate is still wet. Then place the pretzel rods onto the prepared baking sheet.
4. Place the pretzels in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to an hour to set the chocolate and then you can plate them or package them.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
“Forget Love I’d Rather Fall in Chocolate”