Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

"I make these often for bake sales and around the holidays. They are so adaptable for any special event and great for all ages."
 
Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods created by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
33mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
30 chocolate pretzels
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ingredients

  • 10 ounces pretzel sticks (Pretzel RODS)
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips (or melting disks)
  • 12 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
  • candy sprinkles (optional)
  • miniature M&M's chocolate candies (optional)
  • mini Reese's pieces (optional)
  • chopped peanuts (optional)
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directions

  • 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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  1. Jonathan Melendez
    Loved how incredibly easy these are to put together! The topping options are limitless and they turn out looking so fancy! Love the sweet and salty flavor as well!
     
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    Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods Created by Jonathan Melendez
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    Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods Created by Jonathan Melendez
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    Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods Created by Jonathan Melendez
  5. Hey Jude
    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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