Happy Monday! Can you believe it’s April already? Hopefully you’ve got some good pranks going on for April Fool’s Day!
Today, I’m sharing the instructions how to make the chocolate covered pretzels above. I made them this past weekend to take with me for Easter brunch and then dinner. They weren’t hard to make, just a bit time consuming.
To get started, I went to Michael’s and picked up some Wilton’s melting chocolates in dark chocolate and light chocolate and then a bag of pink and green for the drizzle. I also grabbed a pair of plastic bottles, like these here, to apply the drizzle to the pretzels. You can use the bottles, decorating bags or even a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off! You could also use chocolate from the grocery store, including white chocolate with food coloring for whatever colors you need. You’ll also need pretzels of your choice, of course!
Once I had all of my supplies, I made a psuedo double boiler by putting an inch of water in a saucepan and a glass bowl on top, so that the water was not touching the bowl. I let the water warm up and placed the chocolate in the bowl, stirring until melted. As the chocolate is melting, lay out wax paper for the pretzels to dry on, either on your countertops or on top of cookie sheets for mobility.
Once the chocolate was melted, I brought the pan off of the burner and closer to my wax paper. Next, I put the pretzels in the melted chocolate and covered them completely using a regular fork, which I then used to fish the pretzel out and place on the wax paper to dry. Repeat this step until the pretzels are covered, or you need to melt more chocolate. Occasionally I put three pretzels in at once to speed up the process.
After all of the pretzels were covered and sitting to dry, I melted the colored chocolates and poured them into the bottles. Then I went back and forth over the pretzels to create the drizzle. In the morning, once the pretzels had sat over night, I removed the excess chocolate and packaged the pretzels up to take.
Simple to do, nice to look at and delicious to eat!
Have you made chocolate covered pretzels before? What’s your method?