Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Treat Tutorial.

Last week I had the pleasure of having a Christmas party for all the volunteers at my job. Anyone that knows me, knows I love to throw a party and so we did. We asked everyone to bring treats (myself included) and the first thing that came to my mind was the chocolate covered pretzel rods I made for my birthday. I got SOO many comments about them, and I just knew they'd be a great treat. So, today I am showing everyone else how to make these fun creations. I will say having made them twice now, that they are easy to make, but also very time consuming if you prepare them alone, last time I had help from my friend Brandi, that was the way to go.

All my ingredients. If you notice there, these chocolate pretzels have a modification, they have a layer of caramel first... YUMMY

First prep an area to lay your rods. I used wax paper and sprayed with cooking spray, the first time I did not spray and the caramel stuck to the paper. Not fun. Once you're all ready melt your caramel

Dip your rods into the caramel as far as you can, leaving just a little stem, Let the excess drip off.

Lay them out beautifully for all to see (and of course dry).

After the caramel is firm, dip your rod into chocolate. Pictured here I used white chocolate Wilton melts, but I also did a tray of dark chocolate too.

After you have dipped in chocolate and scraped off the excess, roll in a tray of sprinkles to cover, you can also sprinkle them on, this just takes longer.

And here is the pretty finished product. Last time I had them, I thought I liked the white chocolate better, but this time dark chocolate definitely won.

Crowd pleaser for sure!


Rebecca said...

Yum, we should make those over Christmas week in FL!

La said...

Pretty! I made little "light sabers" for John David's birthday party using dipped pretzel sticks. I also used Wilton melt - some red and some blue to represent good and evil.

Did you thin your melts out or anything? I found it took so long to drip off the gobs of excess.

Brandi said...

These looked great!! It was a blast making them with you the first time!! Next time, do not do it alone... give me a call!! :)

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