I love chocolate-covered pretzels. Yogurt ones too. But I think they're pricey at the grocery usually.
A friend makes them and I beg her for a bunch every time she does. She finally just said, "Why not make them yourself? They're quick, easy, and cheap."
She was right, and the kids and I made a batch to give away for Christmas goodies. I thought I'd share the 'recipe' here in case anyone is looking for an easy goodie to make and pass out.
All you need is
- a big bag of pretzels. (I got the traditional design and not sticks, but a friend of mine said she's going to buy the rods and use those. I want to try that next.)
- almond bark (can be found in the baking goods aisle near the chocolate chips in my store. I usually get white, but I'm going to buy chocolate next.)
- wax paper
Break off a few squares of the almond bark and put in a microwave-safe bowl. The instructions on my bag said to put on high for one minute, stir, and then 30 seconds each time after that until melted. It didn't take long for mine to melt, and you don't want to get it too hot or it will scorch.
I then dipped the pretzels halfway into the chocolate and laid them on wax paper to dry. Some I sprinkled colored sugar on, some I just drizzled the chocolate over using a knife. If you want to dip them completely, have two forks or some tongs on hand.
If you need to rehead the chocolate, do so at 30 second intervals and then stir.
These are so easy to make and highly addictive when eating! The cost wasn't much at all. Almond bark was less than $1.50 and whatever the cost of the big bag of pretzels. I used up most of my almond bark and still have half a bag of pretzels.
Very cheap, very easy to make, and people love it.