How to make White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

How to make White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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  1. Who doesn’t like sweet and salty combined in one snack? That is precisely what the white chocolate covered pretzel offers. The crunch of the pretzel and the creaminess of the chocolate are sure to please all who try this treat. This simple recipe can be done by anyone with the most basic culinary skills. White chocolate covered pretzels can be made for nearly any event including watching a football game or a more formal get together. This simple recipe can be dressed up with a few extra sprinkles of color or other decoration to fit any occasion. For a healthier version, opt for whole grain pretzels or rye pretzels. 

    Things You Will Need:

    • 6 ounces of white chocolate
    • 1 package of pretzels of choice
    • Small saucepan
    • Stirring spoon
    • Tongs or fork
    • Wax paper
    • Cookie sheet
    • Air tight container
    • Food coloring drops (optional)
    • Colored sprinkles (optional)

    Step 1: Break white chocolate into small one-inch squares. If the chocolate was purchased as a candy bar the pieces may already be scored. For a creamier coating, purchase gourmet chocolate. Plain almond bark can also be used to make the chocolate coating. Place the pieces into a small saucepan on medium heat. Keep the pan covered until the chocolate begins to melt. Stir continuously once the chocolate begins to soften. Bubbling is acceptable but avoid scalding the chocolate. Remove the pan from the heat source if sizzling occurs. Continue heating and stirring until the chocolate is liquefied. The key is to slowly but steadily heat the chocolate instead of rapidly causing it to melt. Rapid heating can lead to a skin forming or the chocolate getting stuck to the pan. 

    Step 2: Place one pretzel into the chocolate and withdraw it with tongs or a fork. It is best not to place more than one into the chocolate at a time as the pretzel can soften quickly. Once all parts of the pretzel are coated in chocolate place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.

    Step 3: Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes until the chocolate has set. Store in an air tight container.

    For an advanced white chocolate dipped pretzel, roll the pretzel in finely chopped nuts, roll into chopped pieces of various candy bars, sprinkle with colored sprinkles or roll in crushed peppermint candies. When decorating for special occasions, separate out several small containers of the melted chocolate and add one or two drops of food coloring. A more advanced decorating technique can be done by dipping the pretzel entirely into white chocolate and then drizzling a bit of colored white chocolate over the top. If desired, coat only half the pretzel in white chocolate, which will also lower the calorie content of the treat. An even more impressive version of the white chocolate dipped pretzel consists of heating peanut butter until liquefied, dipping the pretzel in peanut butter, placing it in the refrigerator 10 to 15 minutes until set and then dipping the entire pretzel into white chocolate.

    Place a generous amount of pretzels on a brightly colored plate and cover with plastic wrap until serving time. Mix these treats with various other special occasion cookies in a decorative cellophane bag or disposable air tight container.

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