Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods
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30 chocolate pretzels
- 10 ounces pretzel sticks (Pretzel RODS)
- 12 ounces milk chocolate chips (or melting disks)
- 1⁄2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
- candy sprinkles (optional)
- miniature M&M's chocolate candies (optional)
- mini Reese's pieces (optional)
- chopped peanuts (optional)
- Melt milk chocolate chips in double boiler or in microwave (be careful not to burn in the micro).
- If you are using the white chocolate, wait until later before melting unless you can keep it over warm water.
- Dip each pretzel rod about 2/3 of the way up in chocolate.
- Lay on wax paper lined baking sheets, lining up the rods but leave a bit of space between them.
- Allow to set a little, but not completely dry (while waiting, make sure your white chocolate is ready).
- Dip a fork into the white chocolate and drizzle over the milk chocolate by gently swishing the fork back and forth over the rods but not touching them.
- Place your sprinkles or candies on a paper plate and roll each pretzel rod in desired topping (or just sprinkle on).
- Lay back on wax paper to set completely.
- These look great displayed in, or given in, a unique glass or mug.
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I was assigned to make chocolate pretzel rods for a baby shower, for a baby girl. I was a little nervous, never having done this before and it's not really my 'thing'...especially reading about the white chocolate seizing up and all. I wanted mine dipped in white chocolate and then the remaining chocolate tinted pink for the drizzle. I just followed the directions on the Ghiardelli bag, which told me to microwave them at 50% power and the chocolate was perfect! I used red gel food coloring for the tint and used a fork to drizzle the pretzels. I'm so relieved to have these made successfully and packed ready for the shower! I'm going to reward myself with a martini :) Thanks for posting Karen!
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