Friday, November 30, 2012

Recipe: Pretzels + Candy Canes + Chocolate = Heaven

This idea comes from Wendy, a City of Motherly Love reader and chef of all things yummy.  Thanks, Wendy!

Candy & Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

  • Box of pretzel rods
  • Bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Crushed candy canes or starlight peppermint candies

Use your food processor to grind the candy canes or starlight candies into bits.  Put crushed candy into shallow dish.  Then, put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave the chocolate chips for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Repeat twice and stir after each time (for a total of three 30 second intervals).  Dip a pretzel rod into melted chocolate (Use a spoon under the pretzel to catch the excess chocolate).  Put chocolate covered rod in dish and roll in mints.  If needed, use your hands to cover any other parts where the mints didn't stick.  Put finished pretzels on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes to set.  Done!!!

These look pretty enough to give as presents, but delicious enough to keep for yourself!!!!!

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  1. To make a pretty gift, purchase cellophane pretzel holder bags from a craft store and buy a pretty red ribbon to match the candy canes. You could use a personalized sticker and put that right on the cellophane bag or print up a nice note on a small piece of card stock. Punch a hole in the card stock and put the ribbon through the small card. A nice, delicious and inexpensive, yet thoughtful gift! :)

  2. You can't go wrong with pretzels and chocolate! Sounds delicious:)

  3. These pretzels look so professional and easy to make . Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. It's fun to get the kids involved in making the dipped pretzels. A few years back, my son and I made a variety to give out to his second grade class. He took his assistant chef job so seriously and even helped wrap up the finished product in the cellophane bags! We'll have to try the candy cane version, it sounds yummy and looks festive!

  5. What a great idea to give those out as holiday presents for classmates :) So cute!!! Making all delicious treats with kids is just more fun!