Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Posted in Recipes by Sarah on December 8, 2009

One of the easiest and – in my opinion – tastiest Christmas treats on the platter every year!

  • 1/2 Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Bag White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag of Thin Pretzel Twists (you can use pretzel rods, but I love the light crispiness of the twists)
  • Shortening (optional:  I’ve read a few recipes that call for anywhere between 1 Tbsp. to 1/4 c. of shortening.  I don’t think mom makes hers with shortening, though it probably adds flavor.  If you do use shortening, I’d recommend Spectrum Organics Shortening, which is much more heart healthy)
  • Sprinkles! (also optional)

Place chocolate chips (and shortening) in a large glass microwaveable bowl and melt in microwave for 2 minutes.  Stir then heat 1 1/2 to 2 minutes longer or until melted and smooth.

If you’d like all your pretzels to be covered in sprinkles, you can pour sprinkles directly into the melted chocolate.  Using a fork or tongs, dip pretzels one at a time into melted chocolate, tapping fork on edge of bowl to remove excess.

Place on wax paper on a cooking sheet.   If desired, pour sprinkles over pretzels while chocolate is still melted, to allow the sprinkles to stick.  Put in refrigerator until firm.  Keep chilled.


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