Chocolate Pretzel Sticks

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Aren't these cute?


These little treats are so easy to put together but they are impressive. You could use milk or dark chocolate, white or colored chocolate, and a variety of sprinkles or drizzles.


Package them in a treat bag with pretty ribbon for an easy gift.


You will need:
pretzel rods
choice of chocolate (dark, white, pink, etc.)
shortening (only for milk or semi-sweet chocolate)
choice of sprinkles (m&m's, red hots, pink sugar crystals, the list goes on)
cooling rack

What to do:
1. Melt chocolate. If you use semi-sweet or milk chocolate or even dark chocolate, you will need to add shortening to it for a proper melting and dipping consistency; use 1 cup of chips with 1 tablespoon of shortening. I use a Pyrex glass measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds then stir; continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until chocolate is completely melted, stirring after each heating period. You could also use a double boiler or simply a small metal bowl over a small pan of boiling water.


2. Once chocolate is melted, dip a pretzel rod in and twist. I use a rubber spatula to scoop some of the chocolate up the side as I twist the pretzel rod. Gently shake off excess chocolate.



3. Immediately sprinkle chocolate pretzel rod with your choice of topping. Twist as you top to get an even coating. Do this over a plate to catch what falls for further use.



4. Place pretzel sticks on the cooling rack and allow to set for at least 10 minutes. Package to give as a treat to a friend or family member, or enjoy yourself!


6 comments:

  1. Someone made these for me last Christmas. The chocolate pairs so nicely with the pretzels. (And they look real fancy too!)

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  2. Sheila, These are so charming for St. Valentine's Day!

    I love the photos, and your darling little cherubs! Sooo CUTE!

    Thank you for sharing the inspiration. xo~m.

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  3. Yes they are beautiful...so cute, especially the kids eating them.

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  4. Thank you, ladies, for all the pleasant comments. They truly are a treat to share!

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  5. Sheila, these look great! And they sound so easy to make. It also seems like a fun project for kids to make on their own.

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  6. I love the variety of sprinkles which always makes it more fun. So the boys are comparing lunches huh? We will have to really knock their socks off someday! Deven did get little cakes in his lunch today, better than it sitting here for me to eat!

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Catching my breath. Be back ASAP.