December 31, 2012

Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas last week and are gearing up for New Year's Eve tonight! We had a wonderful time with family and friends, and we even had a white (day after) Christmas. I've had a white Valentines and a white Easter so I was excited to have an almost white Christmas in Tennessee. While we were visiting Lars's parents he came across some chocolate covered pretzels that he just couldn't get enough of so I decided to make some of our own when we got home. It is amazing how delicious these are when you look at how little effort they take!

I made two different types - some are covered in Andes mint chips and the others are simply white chocolate. I found the Andes mint chips in the grocery store with the regular chocolate chips and decided to give them a try, and I have to say, I was not disappointed.  I only used half of a one pound bag of pretzels, and it made enough that the two of us will be eating on them for days.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

1/2 of a one pound bag of your favorite pretzels (brand and shape)
1/2 cup Andes mint chips (or regular chocolate chips)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
smidge of shortening
1. Arrange pretzels on wax paper-lined baking sheets
2. Melt Andes mint chips in microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each interval.
3. Drizzle chocolate on pretzels with spoon.
4. Melt white chocolate chips in microwave (the same way as the Andes mint chips) with a smidge of shortening.
5. Drizzle white chocolate on remaining pretzels with spoon.*
6. Allow chocolate to harden before storing in airtight container. (If they make it long enough to be put in a container!) Enjoy!

*I had a bit of trouble with drizzling my white chocolate with a spoon. Instead I put the melted chocolate in a plastic baggie, snipped off the corner, and "piped" the white chocolate on the pretzels. Also, if you want to use the whole bag of pretzels just double the amount of Andes mint chips and white chocolate chips that you melt.

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