April 26 is National Pretzel Day. Pretzels go great with all sorts of things like caramel, peanut butter, Nutella, beer and chocolate. Ready to have some fun? We’re going to create delicious treats that are perfect to give as gifts or to savor as a terrific healthy snack.
What you will need:
- Wax paper
- Dark chocolate for dipping, broken into large chunks
- Double boiler
- caramel, milk chocolate, crushed nuts for added toppings
First, lay out a sheet of wax paper on a work surface. Next, grab your favorite pretzels. I prefer Snyder’s pretzel sticks, Trader Joe’s flat pretzels and peanut butter-filled pretzels. All have great crispy crunch and aren’t too dry. Plus they are fun shapes.
Next, melt your chocolate in a double boiler. This is the best process because it won’t burn the chocolate and you can easily reheat the chocolate as needed. Do not allow the water in the lower pan to steam or it might condense on the chocolate, which will ruin the consistency of the chocolate. If you would rather use a microwave, please check out my recent post on How to Melt Chocolate for hint on how to prevent burning the chocolate.
Once the chocolate is melted, simply dip your pretzels into the chocolate about half-way. Allow any excess to drip off and lay it on the wax paper to set, which could be anywhere from 20 minutes to just over an hour depending on weather, pretzel size and thickness of the chocolate.
Drizzle the finished pretzels with white chocolate, milk chocolate or caramel to add a little personality. You can also add crushed nuts or colored sprinkles. So many yummy possibilities!
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