These were such a treat for my work buddies! I made a batch & then ended up tripling it a couple of weeks later for all the team to enjoy.
You will need:
2 blocks of dark chocolate
1 packet of large pretzel rods
Toppings of your choice-
I used crushed peanuts, sprinkles, flaked almonds & candied cake toppings.
Melt the chocolate using a heatproof bowl, sitting atop a pot of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
Once the chocolate has completely liquified use a spoon to coat 3/4 of each pretzel rod.
Place each coated rod onto a tray lined with baking paper & refrigerate.
Once hardened repeat the process so each stick has been double coated in chocolate, but before placing on the baking paper coat each chocolate coated stick in whatever topping you have chosen. A spoon is helpful to coat the entire stick. Place down quickly on the tray & refrigerate.
This recipe yields about 15-20 sticks depending on the pretzel size. I found large ones from Maxi Foods in Ferntree Gully. These can easily be made in ‘mini’ form using standard sticks.
The mix of the salt from the sticks & the sweetness of the chocolate makes them a fun and indulgent treat. And the best part is they’re so easy & cheap to create.
The pretzels should be refrigerated if it’s a warm day but will store for up to a week in an airtight container in the pantry.
Definitely a ‘sometimes’ food though!