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Chocolate Pretzels

by Rachel

Ingredients

12 ounces chocolate chips semisweet, dark or white chocolate or candy melts (my favourite is Ghirardelli Melting Wafers)

16 oz pretzel rods

1-2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Sprinkles

Steps to Make It

Line two large baking sheets with wax or parchment paper.

Set up your workstation with all the sprinkles.

Place about 1/2 cup of colored melting candy in heavy-duty zip-top bags. (for the drizzle)

Microwave 2 cups of chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in a tall glass for 45 seconds. Stir.

Hint #1: The morsels may retain some of their original shapes. If necessary, microwave for additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

Hint #2:  Keep an eye when melting the chocolate.  It can burn very quickly

Dip the pretzel rods into melted chocolate, tilting the glass to easily cover as much of the pretzel as you want. Use the side and rim of the glass to remove excess.

Place on prepared baking sheet.

 

Toppings options:

Sprinkle with sprinkles.

Or microwave the candy melts in the zip-top bags for about 20-25 seconds, squish the candy around until melted and smooth.

Cut a tiny cut corner from each of the bags and drizzle.

OR DO BOTH!

Once dry, store in an air-tight container.