Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Chocolate Jimmied Pretzel Rods
IF YOU LIKE SALT AND CHOCOLATE...
These chocolate covered pretzel rods are easy and addictive!
A fun activity to do with kids. They make a nice gift.
What you need:
pretzel rods (or you could use regular twisty pretzels)
chocolate - I used about 4 oz Trader Joe's dark chocolate
jimmies (aka "sprinkles")
I used white non-pareils and real chocolate jimmies
The regular brown jimmies you can get at supermarkets are flavorless and nasty
I buy nonpareils and real chocolate jimmies at the Decorette Shop 5338 SE Foster Rd
bowl for melting the chocolate
spoon or small rubber spatula for spreading the chocolate
bowls or trays
~Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (bowl set over simmering water)
~Be careful not to overheat the chocolate - just heat it enough to almost melt it, then take it off the heat and stir to complete the melting.
~Set the nonpareils and jimmies containers into larger bowls or trays to contain any spillage
~Spread the chocolate evenly, no too thickly, onto the pretzel rod with the spatula or spoon, leaving a few inches clear for a handle.
~Sprinkle the jimmies onto the wet chocolate
~Set the finished pretzel onto a wax-papered baking sheet
~Don't let the pretzels touch each other
~Place the pan in the freezer for a few minutes to set the chocolate
~Store the pretzels in a wide mouth jar, in the fridge in warm weather