Monday, October 28, 2013

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect no hassle, easy and quick kind of baking that I enjoy.  Depending on the sprinkles, they can be adapted to fit any holiday you feel like celebrating. 


To make these very delicious chocolate covered pretzels, you'll need pretzels(!), either rods or a traditional pretzel shape, almond bark and... 


Decorative sprinkles.  I used Halloween sprinkles, black bats and orange sprinkles.  Of course, these chocolate covered pretzels can fit any occasion simply by changing up the sprinkles...planning a baby shower use pink and blue sprinkles, Christmas use red and green sprinkles.


Break the almond bark up into sections and place in a microwave save bowl.  Microwave the chocolate for 1 minute, on high.  Remove chocolate and stir.  Continuing microwaving the chocolate cooking for 15 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is fully melted.

 

Dunk the pretzels into the melted chocolate. 
*Avoid using the broken pretzels.  The broken bits will leave pretzel crumbs in the melted chocolate.


Remove the pretzels from the chocolate with a spoon or your finger.  Set the pretzels onto parchment paper and quickly cover with sprinkles.  It's best to have an assistant to help with this part so you can continue covering the pretzels with chocolate.  You need to work quickly before the chocolate starts to harden.


My assistant was quite liberal with her sprinkling.  


One package of almond bark will be more than enough to cover an entire bag of pretzels.

Once your pretzels are chocolate and sprinkle coated, you can enjoy them yourself or you can wrap them up and share them.


After we (Grace and I) ate more than we should, we decided to wrap some up to share with Grace's teacher. 

Into a Goodwill basket, we arranged a fall colored tea towel, chocolate covered pretzels and a few gourds.


Of course, my favorite part...the black bat gift tag, signed by the sous chef herself Grace.


Chocolate covered pretzels, sprinkled with bats and love.

22 comments:

  1. Oh we love chocolate covered pretzels! We do them sans the sprinkles-red dye sensitivity in the house.
    That bat is too cute!

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  2. Such a cute gift idea...I love the little tag. I'm sure her teacher loved them. I like that you used Snyder's pretzels...that factory is right near my house. I am hoping to take Wynn there for the tour of their factory next spring.

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  3. I suspect that being Grace's teacher is a pretty good gig! What a sweet treat!

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    1. Grace is REALLY quiet, so it's good to give her lots of reasons to come out of her comfort zone and talk.

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  4. Looks super yummy, but I'm pretty sure that gift tag seals the deal. I'm sure her teacher will appreciate it. :)

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  5. Teachers pet!!!! (I totally do it too!) I love this idea- I never knew how covered pretzels were made. I think I could do it- and great idea to change them out for different occasions! I may put some out for thanksgiving:)

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  6. Yummy! My mom makes these for Christmas!

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  7. So cute, and I agree, this is my kind of...."baking". My baby told me we need to make cookies, maybe we'll make these instead.

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  8. I love chocolate covered pretzels! They do always make a nice gift treat... or a treat for just you to enjoy yourself. ;) I love the gift basket that you made with for Grace's teacher... it's a very thoughtful gift and the bat tag was the perfect touch!

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    1. I thought of you the entire time I packaged this all up. You are the queen of packaging.

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  9. I LOVE those things! Her teacher is lucky!

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  10. Not sure how this happened, but I've never had chocolate covered pretzels... and I love pretzels. These look sooo good!

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  11. Great idea, Amy. :-) I made orange pretzels last year and topped them with a green M&M to make a pumpkin.
    Love the bat!

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  12. mmmmm, think I'm going to make a Christmas version of this. Quick question, does almond bark have an almond taste or is it just white chocolate? I love the chef's bat tag and I am sure her teacher will too.

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  13. I am not reading this. I made a promise to my scale.

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  14. I love chocolate covered pretzels...white, milk or dark. Snyders are the best pretzels in my book. I like an assistant with a heavy hand on the embellishments!

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  15. Oh I've been dying to try out that Almond Bark ever since I saw Trisha Yearwood make crock pot candy. I thought it'd be super expensive for some reason but when I checked it out and the store and it was surprisingly not expensive at all.. I Love Love Love the pretzels and I'm totally copying Mel and making some Christmas ones. Great job Amy and Grace!!

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  16. love a good sweet + salty combo! and i'm sure every teacher hopes to have at least one parent like you!

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  17. These are so adorable (and look so tasty)! And I love the "Boo" gift that you shared with Grace's teacher! What sweethearts you both are!

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