Chocolate covered pretzels, very tasty to eat and fun to make.
Chocolate covered pretzels are so delicious!!! The combination of chocolate and salt is veeeery addictive! There are also so many toppings you can add to them to make them even more tasty, such as, M&M's®, Reese's pieces ®, sprinkles, gummy candy. You can also drizzle white chocolate on top or dark chocolate on top of white. There are some great products out there you can purchase and have delivered with a few quick clicks
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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
Go nuts! Have fun! Whoever you give them to will feel awfully special since this is such a tasty, unique gift. Once you make a few batches word will spread, then you'll have a lot more friends and relatives asking you to make them feel special too. I hope that's a good thing.
White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
I love the rich taste of white chocolate. Maybe you could mix both a batch of dark chocolate and white chocolate covered pretzels to give to your sweetheart or to whoever that someone special is your're thinking about.
TIP: For some extra fun use food coloring to make "blue" or "green" chocolate covered pretzels. Place some wax paper in a decorative box shortly after removing from fridge.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Here's another alternative for chocolate covered pretzel twists. Again try different toppings. Have as much fun making them as they will eating them.
Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Here's a great pictorial guide on how to make decorative chocolate covered pretzels. I've decided to use pretzel rods since I think most in the package are uniform in size and the bag I chose didn't have any broken ones. I can't stress how easy this gourmet, deluxe homemade gift is to make. You do receive a sense of achievement when you make your first batch. There are so many combinations and variations from drizzling white chocolate on top to different toppings. And again you could even add food coloring to the white chocolate to change the visual affect of your gift.
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Before you start on your homemade chocolate covered pretzels decide which types of chocolate and toppings you're going to use to create your ultimate "work of art". I picked out one of my personal favorite candy bar ingredients, toffee, but in the end decided not to use it, although I will definitely use it later. As you can see I have some white chocolate which I will drizzle on top of the semi-sweet chocolate once it has cooled and hardened.
I have chosen to use a double boiler for the semi-sweet chocolate and to use the microwave for the white chocolate drizzle. It is easier to gauge when to remove the top pot from the heat before it gets to hot and starts to harden than in the microwave. When using the microwave I like to intially heat the chocolate for a minute. Then I stir until it's almost completely smooth and then heat it up again for another 10-15 seconds before stirring to complete smoothness. WARNING: Keep a close eye on your chocolate so that it doesn't start boiling. If it gets too hot it could thicken then you will have to start over.
I'm sure there are many ways in which to actually dip your chocolate covered pretzels, but this is the way I prefer. I take a narrow casserole dish, place the pretzel rods inside then pour the chocolate over. Since most of the proportions of my deluxe candy gifts will be small I don't have the luxury of filling a large pot with melted chocolate and simply dipping the rods in by one end.
I spread the chocolate with a spoon to completely cover the pretzels. It's a similar method to how I do chocolate covered apples.
Then I place the completed chocolate covered pretzels on wax paper. I used different colored nonpareils and sprinkled them on top. Then I...
I drizzle the melted white chocolate on top of the cooled dark chocolate and wait until both chocolates have cooled until...
I place the finished chocolate covered pretzel rods in a decorative mug. Of course you would want to pack the rods in wax paper then in a plasic sealable bag for either drop off or delivery before they are actually placed inside the mug.
Again let your imagination run wild. There are many other accesories you could add to your finished pieces of art and many different styles of mugs. Have fun making that special someone feel special. And don't forget to choose a clever "Gift Message" to your gift.
TIP: If deliverying you'd better deliver either choose next day air or no later than 2-3 days and from a Monday or Tuesday since shipping over a weekend will prolong the delivery process. You will definitely need to package your chocolate covered pretzels securely on both the bottom and top of the box as well as add either dry ice or an ice pack. ALWAYS ask your local post office or courier for best advice as I am not an expect in package and delivery.
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