Friday, March 1, 2013

Chocolate and Candy Covered Pretzel Rods

I love chocolate covered pretzels because they bring both sweet and salty in one treat.  I saw some pretzel rods at the grocery store so I thought I would make this fun chocolate and candy covered rods as a special treat for the family.  My kids saw them first and loved them a lot. I was not surprised by their reactions because this is a very kid-friendly treat.  The reaction that really surprised me was husband's.   I think he ate the most rods out of all of us.  He adored these and has already put in an order for another batch to be made very soon.  I think this will definitely be showing up for his upcoming birthday.  I have two eager volunteers to help make the next batch and that will be even more fun. Hopefully they won't eat all the sprinkles and candy before we finish.

package Pretzel Rods
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate (optional if you want some dipped in white chocolate)
assorted candy and sprinkles
 Melt chocolate(s) in a double boiler (heatproof bowl over a pot of boiling water).  Once fully melted, dip almost all the pretzel rod in the chocolate.  If you cannot fully immerse the rod in the chocolate, use a spoon to help coat the rod.  Next sprinkle with assorted candies or colorful sprinkles.  Lay on a wax paper or parchment paper and place in fridge to set quickly.  Serve at room temperature.  Tip: I sprinkled the wax paper with a layer of sprinkles to easily remove the rods from the paper.

Note: If you want black/white chocolate rods, dip in chocolate and once the base chocolate is set drizzle with either the white or dark chocolate  from the tines of a fork. Enjoy.

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