Sometimes you need something sweet and salty. Last weekend, that something was homemade chocolate dipped pretzels. They are super easy to make. I promise! And they are satisfying to no end.
This recipe was adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction. And let’s just say that she really loves sprinkles!
- 8 ounces of high quality, semi-sweet, chocolate baking bar (I used Sunspire Organic Fair Trade bar.)
- 1 bag of pretzels (Your choice!)
- Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a glass or metal mixing bowl. (To do this with less mess, I keep the chocolate wrapped up and whack it with the end of a wooden spoon. Use a meat tenderizer, sledge hammer, just go for it! Then just unwrap the broken chocolate over your bowl.)
- Fill a saucepan with an inch of water and bring to a simmer.
- Once simmering, place the mixing bowl that contains your chocolate on top of the saucepan – don’t let the mixing bowl touch the water; it should only interact with the steam. (You have now created a double boiler.)
- The chocolate will melt. Stir gently to ensure all pieces are melted and none of it burns. (If the double boiler is properly set up, the chocolate really shouldn’t burn, but I always keep an eye on it just in case.)
- Once the chocolate is melted, remove the mixing bowl from the pot, turn off your stove, and start dipping pretzels. (Cover them completely in chocolate or only half. Add sprinkles like in the link to Sally’s Baking Addiction, above. Get creative. That’s the fun of baking!)
- Place dipped pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator until chocolate hardens (about 10-15 minutes). (Funny story: our kitchen is the coldest room in the house. It was so chilly the morning I made these, that I didn’t have to put them in the refrigerator to chill. Brrr!)