I have a weakness for chocolate covered pretzels. Unfortunately, I find them quite expensive to purchase. This meant that I had to learn how to make them for myself. I was excited to discover that it was not that difficult, and there are plenty of ways to add extra flavor that you won’t get from a bag in the grocery store.
I prepare for my homemade chocolate covered pretzels by coating a few cookie sheets with wax paper. The pretzels come off of the wax paper easily after they harden in the refrigerator.
I always use Hershey’s chocolate bars to make my chocolate covered pretzels, but you are free to use any brand you wish. You can melt the chocolate bars in the microwave, or over a double broiler. I’m lazy, so I use the microwave. Just break the bars up into chunks and microwave in increments of 30 seconds.
Use a small pair of tongs to dip your pretzels into the chocolate. Once you have completely coated the pretzel set it on the wax paper. Repeat until you have coated as many pretzels as you can.
Now comes the fun part. My kids love to sprinkle jimmies over the pretzels, but I like to drizzle some melted caramel. Butterscotch would also work, as would hot fudge. As soon as you finish decorating your pretzels, stick them in the refrigerator. Don’t remove them until the chocolate and toppings have become hard.
I should also mention that several people I know prefer to use white chocolate. I don’t particularly care for white chocolate, but it is an option. Of course, dark chocolate bars can also be used to substitute the milk chocolate bars. I do like dark chocolate!
You also don’t have to stop at the jimmies. You can use sprinkles, M&Ms, or even small bits of crushed walnuts.