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Friday, December 3, 2010

~Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe~

Here's a fantastic gift idea!

                              

Well, its only December 3rd and already my new advent calendar idea backfired!  After opening door number 2 on the cardboard calendar, my daughter looked at the chocolate and asked, "Are we going to get the same chocolate piece every time?...That's never fun!"

However, my chocolate covered pretzel recipe is!  I make these for friends and neighbors.  They are nice to give to teachers also, and they are a cinch to make.  Here's the recipe...

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
 (you can substitute white chips also)
10 eight inch pretzel rods (check Aldi's, Walmart or Target)
Assorted sprinkles
Waxed paper

Melt 3/4 c. chocolate chips in microwave on medium power until melted. 
(or you can melt all the chocolate chips in a double boiler)
Then add the remaining 1/4 c. of chocolate chips and stir well.

Fold a piece of wax paper in half, open it up, and pour the sprinkles down the crease.
Dip and spoon chocolate on half of each pretzel rod, and then gently roll/press the chocolate
covered part in the sprinkles.  Place on another piece of waxed paper to set, and chill for
about 15 minutes in the refrigerator.

After the chocolate and sprinkles have set, place in large cellophane bags (Hobby Lobby has them in the cake decorating section~make sure you buy the extra long bags so the pretzels will fit) and tie with ribbon and tag made from scrapbook paper.  (I get my red and white striped ribbon from Walmart)

And here is another fun variation!


I clipped this recipe out of Country Living a couple of years ago for these pretty peppermint sticks.
Here is the recipe...

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks

Dip 12 five inch peppermint sticks, one at a time, into seven ounces of white chocolate.  Transfer to baking pan lined with parchment paper.  Allow the chocolate to set slightly-about 5 minutes, then roll the chocolate end of the peppermint sticks in 1/4 cup of white nonpareils.  Return to the lined pan and let stand at room temperature until chocolate hardens.                

enjoy!
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11 comments:

  1. YUUUUUUM! My mom's boss used to make these for us every Christmas and they are still my favorite Christmas treat to date. The make such a stunning gift and they taste great. Can't wait to give them a try.

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  2. These are adorable! Thanks for the many great ideas you post!

    Sorry to hear the advent calendars didn't work out...here's an idea for you for next year:

    http://metromom2008.blogspot.com/2010/12/family-activities-advent-calendar.html

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  3. Lisa~what a great idea! I am definately doing that
    next year!!!!!!!

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  4. Yum!!! I have to make these!! Thanks for sharing! I hope you don't mind me featuring this on my blog!
    Have a great day!
    Tasha
    www.dotdotdotthis.blogspot.com

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  5. Chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite treat! Yours are lovely!!! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for such a great (easy) idea I can't wait to whip some of these up for friends & co-workers :+)

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  7. What a great neighbor gift! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. that IS a great idea! and it looks sooo yummy!

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  9. Oh! I just love these! I am definitely going to have to make these for my little guys teachers this year! So stinkin' CUTE! Thanks for linking up to Crazy Cute at Between U & Me! :D

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  10. I love these and your packaging is divine!
    xoxo
    Robin

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  11. YOU HAVE BEEN FEATURED AT CRAFTOMANIAC! thanks Jen

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