I made these for my Halloween Party. These are easy. They are cheap. They are quick. And they are yummy. Perfection. Such a great idea for gifts, parties, fundraisers, giveaways...
Here's what you'll need:
1 (11 1/2 oz.) pkg. milk chocolate chips
Pretzel Rods (as many as you would like to make)
Mini pretzels (optional)
1) Use a double broiler to melt chocolate chips until smooth. Remove from heat but keep chocolate over hot water. Dip half the pretzel rod into chocolate and coat evenly.
2) If using sprinkles, spread sprinkles out on parchment paper. Roll the chocolate dipped rods in the sprinkles and coat.
3) Place pretzels on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Chill in refrigerator until coating sets (15 minutes). Gently loosen from wax paper. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.
4) optional: If you have a lot of chocolate left over (because you didn't make many rods, like me) then dump a bag of mini pretzels into the remaining chocolate. Stir very gently. Then lay the chocolate pretzels on parchment paper and repeat step 3.
tip from Bon Appetite cookbook: If you don't have a double boiler, place a metal mixing bowl atop a saucepan of simmering water—but do not allow the bottom of the bowl to touch the water. You want indirect heat, not direct.