Thursday, January 8, 2009

Salty and Sweet Makes an Awesome Treat!

I'm a huge fan of snacks and candies that have a mixture of saltiness and sweet; it's just the perfect combination all in one.  I think the Take 5 candy bars are some of the best out there because you get your mix of salt and sweet in every bite, you just can't beat that!  There are many things that can be made using the salty/sweet flavor combinations and each thing can have an individuals personal touch. 

Chocolate covered pretzels are another thing that I made to go in the goody basekts .  They are so easy to do but the presentation can be as fancy or as plain as desired.  I didn't do too much to these pretzels since they would be toted around and all that but they looked great anyway. 

I did two different varieties of these pretzels.  One of the batches were plain; pretzels dipped in melted chocolate bark and then drizzled with white chocolate.  The second the pretzels were dipped in chocolate bark and then rolled in crushed up peppermints and drizzled with melted candy cane Hershey Kisses.  Both of the flavor combinations were incredible and they were a big hit with all the recipients!


Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels



1 Bag pretzel rods

2-3 Squares chocolate bark

1/8 - 1/4 Cup white chocolate chips


Prepare a place with wax/parchment paper to set pretzels once dipped in chocolate. 

Melt chocolate in a double boiler until completely melted and smooth.  Reduce heat or turn off completely to avoid burning the chocolate or overcooking. 

Once chocolate is melted begin rolling pretzels in chocolate until desired coverage is acquired.  Place covered pretzels on wax paper and let set.  Continue process until all pretzels are covered.

Once the chocolate has set, place white chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish and heat until melted.  Keep an eye on the chocolate to avoid burning.  Once melted dip a fork in the chocolate and begin drizzling over the pretzels.  Let the chocolate dry before storing in a well sealed container.

For the peppermint rolled pretzels:

smash a handful of peppermints and place on a plate.  Repeat the dipping process as stated above.  Once the pretzel is dipped in the chocolate immediately roll in peppermint and then set on wax paper to cool.

Once the chocolate has set place about 6 candy cane Kisses in a microwave safe dish and melt.  Once they are melted dip a fork in the chocolate and drizzle over the top of the pretzels.  Plet set and cool before storing in a well sealed container.

Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels


Recipe by: Lynsey Lou

1 comment:

joelen said...

Nothing beats the sweet and salty combo - so good!

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