Dipped Pretzel Rods & A Cookbook Giveaway!

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pretzel sticks christmasGot 30 minutes?  Wanna have some fun? Then you can make these crazy dipped pretzels!  Gather the kids and make this a family time.  I gathered my sous-chef dish-washing mom and we had a blast.
dip pretzelsMixing white almond bark and white chocolate semi-sweet chips makes for a rich candy coat.  We did the same with the chocolate.  Dip, swirl, sprinkle. Dip, swirl, sprinkle. 

dip pretzels 2We spread out tin foil on the counter just to help catch our mess.  The counter was protected, the floor was another story — mom 🙂  We used pretzels sticks and rods.  Both turned out well.  The sticks are good for kids to eat and the rods will fill-up the bigger kids!

pretzel stick peppermintThese pretzel rods make such a nice gift.  The sweet and salty flavors blend perfectly for a sweet and crunchy treat.

large pretzel sticksWe sprinkled crushed peppermint (my favorite) as well as a variety of multicolored candies and chocolate sprinkles.  The most colorful ended up being decorated from the “everything” piles our sprinkling created!

pretzel messWe did make quite a mess but the pretzels are tasty and were lots of fun to create!

DON’T FORGET  — the cookbook giveaway continues until Wednesday night.  Details at the bottom of this post…

Dipped Pretzel Rods
 
Crazy fun dipping pretzels and even better to eat the sweet and salty treat!
Ingredients
  • 8 oz (1 cup) Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate Morsels
  • 4 chunks (8 oz) Chocolate Almond Bark
  • 16 pretzel rods or 32 stick pretzels
  • Sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. LINE baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels and chocolate almond bark in small, dry, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
  3. DIP pretzel rods about 3 inches into melted morsels, tilting bowl to easily dip. Use side of bowl to remove excess. Sprinkle with morsels or sprinkles. Place on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container at room temperature. Best when eaten within a few days.
Notes
TIPS:
• Pretzels may be dipped and drizzled in any variety of melted morsels for different looks. For example, dip them in semi-sweet chocolate and drizzle them with melted white morsels. Or dip them in milk chocolate and drizzle them with melted semi-sweet chocolate.
• Above recipe can easily be doubled, but it is not recommended microwaving more than 2 cups of morsels at one time.

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Merry Christmas and keep on cooking!
~Blessings, Catherine

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