Chocolate Pretzels

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 bags chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate)
  • 1 bag pretzels (logs work well for this, but you can try any of the medium to thick variety of twists)
  • Chopped nuts, for garnish, optional
  • Colored nonpareils, for garnish, optional
  • Sprinkles, for garnish, optional
  • Coconut, for garnish, optional
  • Crushed cookies, for garnish, optional
Directions

Melt chocolate in double boiler over medium heat on stove top. Using tongs, or your fingers, quickly dip pretzels in chocolate allowing the excess to run off. Place dipped pretzels on waxed paper lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, colored sugars or other toppings. Allow to harden. You may need to refrigerate for a while to help this along. Once hardened, remove from sheets and store in a cool location, with waxed paper between layers.

Tip: Package pretzels in clear cellophane bags or in vase for festive gift giving!


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    These Chocolate pretzels are a great treat, gift or dessert! I use a stainless steel bowl . I place the bowl on a smaller pan with an inch or so of water. This works great and it is easy.I then pour it into a plastic condiment bottle that has a rather wide mouth with the cover off and dip the pretzels into the bottle and let the excess drip off. I take a piece of parchment paper and pour what ever decoration I want to use at the time (sprinkles,crushed nuts etc) and mound them so that I can roll the pretzel. This technique has worked well for me.  
    I have also added a couple tablespoons of peanut butter or mint chocolate to the melting chocolate. Everybody loves them! Another decorative and delicious idea is to dip the pretzels in a dark or milk chocolate and place them on parchment paper then take melted white chocolate and with a fork scatter the white chocolate over the pretzel rods.I reverse this also using the white and scattering w/ dark. Enjoy how ever you make them!
    Great recipe ~ thanks! For those of you that are lowering the rating because you can't figure out what a serving is ~ Shame on You! How is the recipe writer supposed to know what size pretzels you are using?
    Mini M&M's work the best and add lots of color. The regular size ones had to be crushed to stick to the pretzels, but worked just fine in the long run. Left over chocolate. . . not in this house. We'll dip fruit in it also. Didn't have a double boiler, but just put one pot inside the other. We couldn't dip the pretzels directly into the pan, so we had to spoon coat the pretzels with the chocolate which was just as easy.
    This recipe is awesome, one of my favorites ever!!
     
    Just melt the chocolate and put on any sprinkles you want. It tastes unbelievable. I put it in a clear glass and make a center piece out of it. It is the first dessert to go in a crowd, children and adults alike. What a festive, easy and yummy recipe, thank you Robin Miller!!!
    Beverly, your three stars lowered this recipe's ratings for no reason. It says that the recipe makes 8-10 servings, so divide the number of pretzels you make by 8, 9, or 10 to figure out how much one serving is.
    I was just wondering how many chocolate covered pretzel rods are in one serving. Please get back to me anyone who knows.
     
    I'm a big sis home from college, and I made these pretzels for my little brother's teacher Christmas gifts. They turned out great - especially when you don't want to waste too much time and money on a very nice homemade present. I just heated the chocolate (white and milk choc.) in a double boiler and used a spoon to coat the pretzel. I would have had to melt a LOT of chocolate to be able to just dip it right in there. While I was at it, I just decided to do chocolate-covered oreos. The white ones I coated in red and green sugar. They were a perfect side to the pretzels!
    These were a blast to make! So easy and just plain fun. I only made one bag and took them to work. Everyone loved them.
    So fun and easy, what an excellent idea for the entire family to try!
    I didn't have a double boiler and the contraption I rigged up (a stoneware ramekin on top of a metal cookie cutter in a large pot of boiling water) failed miserably. Probably because the steam got into the chocolate which caused it to solidify. Live and learn :-)
     
    Some ideas: I used microwave-safe tupperware containers and microwaved the chocolate at reduced power 45 seconds at a time, stirring each time. That worked really well! I used pretzels that are the traditional shape and dipped them flat against the chocolate. Didn't have wax paper, used foil with a little baking spray on it.
     
    I also used white chocolate and semisweet chocolate. Then I got gifts from Ross, which has really cheap good "containers" like a wooden box that looks like a book or office desk accessories like leather cup holders. I wrapped the pretzels in tissue paper and put them in the containers. My friends loved them!
    You can make these so quickly with white or dark chocolate and decorating items you already have on hand.
    :)
    a fun way to do somthing for with the children
    i think this recipe was a great idea!!!
     
    my friends loved the pretzel.
     
    :) ;)
    Delicous, but alot of the chocolate gets wasted. Make sure you use a fairly deep pan, a good idea for the extra chocolate is to dip Oreos into it.
    I hosted a post Christmas dinner with a few of my girlfriends and this treat give-away was a hit. This recipe couldn't be any easier!!
    I made this recipe with almond bark instead of chocolate chips so I could make it in the microwave. Easy, easy, easy to make and really pretty. Everyone loved them.
    These are not only beautiful they are good. I made these with different spinkles and different chocolates and put 4-6 in bags tied with a gold ribbon. I kept them by my front door and gave them away as gifts to everyone who came.
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