Saturday, January 31, 2015

DIY Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

 
Looking for something a little salty and sweet? I know just the thing for you! Chocolate covered pretzels will totally satisfy your craving. They are great for a tasty treat, parties, gifts and especially to eat with your family and friends. What makes them better than the store bought is you get to use what you want. Your choices of ingredients that fit your budget, diet and desires. Not only do you have way more for less than the price of store bought but they taste better too. Fresh is always better in this case!
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
* Crock-pot 
(Using this will allow you to keep your chocolate melted the entire time you are making the pretzels and not burn the chocolate, highly recommended)
* Ramekins or Small Dishes
* Heat resistant bowl (not plastic)
* Wax Paper
* Fridge or Freezer (optional)

INGREDIENTS:
* Dark Bakers Chocolate (any other kind of bakers chocolate can be substituted)
* Sprinkles 
* Bag of Pretzels


HOW TO MAKE:
*Step 1: Put your bakers chocolate in your heat resistant bowl. (2 or 4 squares at a time)
*Step 2: Put your bowl into your crock-pot and turn on high, put lid over top.  Let set for 20 -30 minutes or until melted. (Bakers Chocolate usually keeps it's bar form even though it is melted until stirred)
*Step 3: While chocolate is melting, prep an area by laying down wax paper for your drying covered pretzels. You can cover a pan that can be easily moved to the fridge to cool or leave on counter/table.
*Step 4: Using your dishes, fill one with sprinkles and leave the other empty. Do this for each color sprinkles your use.
*Step 5: Using your tongs pick up a pretzel and dip into your melted chocolate. Let chocolate dry for 15 - 20 seconds. (This will keep them from dripping)
*Step 6: Hold your pretzel over the empty dish and pour your sprinkles over the chocolate on the pretzel. Cover to your desire.
*Step 7: Lay covered pretzel on the wax paper to dry. 
*Step 8: Repeat steps 5-7 until your wax paper is covered. You can let air dry or put in your fridge or freezer for a faster dry. This allows the chocolate to harden.
*Step 9: Eat & Enjoy!


WHERE TO BUY:
- Everything shown is available at your local grocery store.
- Bakers Chocolate: Go Here to find an assortment for all tastes.
- Special Sprinkles: Go Here to find an assortment for all occasions.

TIPS:
- Put in a container and give as gifts. 
- Store finished pretzels in an air tight container to maintain freshness longer.





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28 comments :

  1. Those look yummy- and easy too! Would be perfect for Valentines Day...Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These look gorgeous! I love that you used your Crockpot. I have never tried this, but am super excited to find an easy way to make chocolate covered pretzels that also look so pretty!

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  3. I've made chocolate covered treats many times but haven't tried the crockpot trick. That's a great idea! It's too easy to burn the chocolate when melting in the microwave.

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  4. Those chocolate covered pretzels look delicious. Your pictures are very helpful too.

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  5. I've been promising my kids I'd make these for them for months now. We all LOVE chocolate-covered pretzels!

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  6. these chocolate covered pretzels look amazing!!! I am going to make them for my daughters class

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  7. they look yummy! The kids will love it!

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  8. Yum! I love pretzels as much as my son does. :)

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  9. Those look so amazing. I tried to make these once but I didn't do so well. Next time I'll use your instructions.

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  10. I love just about anything dipped in chocolate and these would be no exception!

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  11. They look terrific! No doubt they're much more affordable then the ones in the store, and you can make them any color you want.

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  12. I love salty and sweet...these look really good! You can't beat sprinkles!

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  13. I love pretzels covered in chocolate. It is a perfect flavor combo!

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  14. These are so cute!!! My girls love to make these

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  15. I make a ton of these every Christmas. They are easy, tasty and fun.

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  16. such a great yummy idea for Valentine's thanks for sharing =)

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  17. These look amazing. I think everyone is loving the sweet and salty tastes nowadays, since salted caramel has become so popular.

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  18. These pretzels look so delicious! This would be a fun activity to do with my kids.

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  19. Mmm right now this recipe looks so good! Aww I want to make this for my coworkers as a snack

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  20. Mmm. I wish I had some right now. They sound great!

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  21. Wow, those look so amazing... they would not last 1 day in my house lol

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  22. This is super cute! I had never thought of using the crock pot to heat chocolate. I actually just had an incident yesterday when I burned it over the stove. Going to try this next time! (and make this delicious recipe too!)

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  23. They look beautiful! Perfect for 14/02 :-)

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  24. I have made chocolate covered pretzels but never in the crockpot. Sounds like a great idea!!

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  25. I haven't made chocolate covered pretzels. These would be fun for Valentine's Day.

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  26. Looks so yummy - the combination of pretzels and chocolates sounds really good ;)

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  27. I love chocolate covered pretzels. I have to get around to making a batch.

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  28. Wow this is perfectly made and must be very delicious as well. Love it. Will try soon. Thanks

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