Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels (Easy)

Posted on: Fri, 05/25/2001 - 7:58am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pHere is an easy recipe you can do with your (older) kids. My son always liked the store-bought chocolate-dipped pretzels, until Cayley's diagnosis. They have a "may contain" warning on them. These can also be made with white chocolate, but I didn't check for safe white chocolate brands, so make sure you check before you buy!/p
p8 - 1 oz. (28g) squares semi-sweet chocolatebr /
1 tbsp. (15 mL) solid vegetable shorteningbr /
1 bag mini-pretzels (Rold Gold are safe in Canada)/p
pLine a couple of baking sheets with waxed paper. Set aside./p
pMelt the chocolate with the vegetable shortening in a double boiler or a small saucepan set over hot (not boiling) water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat./p
pDump the pretzels into the melted chocolate, about 10 at a time, and stir to coat. Fish them out one at a time with a fork, letting the excess chocolate drip off, and place them on the waxed paper to harden. Continue to dip until you use up all the chocolate or all the pretzels. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, then peel the pretzels off the paper and pack into boxes or tins./p
pMakes about 1 lb. (500 g)/p

Posted on: Fri, 05/25/2001 - 8:24am
sillyfeline's picture
Joined: 03/28/2001 - 09:00

Mmmmmm... great idea. Even easier: in a pinch, you can just microwave chocolate chips & dip (& of course refrigerate on wax paper). But it does thicken back up as it cools if you don't use the shortening, so you have to keep reheating. Fabulous snack choice. Works with strawberries, too. Great idea.

Posted on: Fri, 05/25/2001 - 10:56am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Yes, I always "nuke" my chocolate to melt it, but I didn't really know exact times and power levels to put in, so I thought I'd just go the old-fashioned double-boiler method. Whatever did we do before microwaves?! [img][/img]

Posted on: Sun, 05/27/2001 - 6:47am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Great idea, and the perfect PMS food to boot! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2001 - 2:21am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Cayley's Mom,
The chocolate and shortening duo worked really well for dipping truffles too. I usually use a home tempering machine, but it does require a little setup time.
This was a really easy alternative and the truffle coating was just as glossy and smooth as tempered chocolate ones. I made raisin clusters with the leftover chocolate too--really yummy!

Posted on: Thu, 07/19/2001 - 3:19am
AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

And you can dip frozen bananas in it after putting the bananas on a stick and then put back in the freezer to make chocolate banana pops. they are so good!

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