Sugar Mommas’ SWEETHEART Pretzels

SWEETHEART-Pretzels

These pretzel treats are a perfect activity to get the kids involved. Pretzels and chocolate – I think those are two staples in a kids’ life, aren’t they? I could not keep my son away if I tried. Once these treats are assembled and cooled, we put them in cello bags and tied them with a decorative ribbon. My kids can’t wait to give their gourmet gifts to teachers, grandparents, and friends.

You will need:
BIG pretzels, 12 oz. Chocolate (semi-sweet or milk), 12 oz. White Chocolate, Decorating Sugars and/or Decoratifs ? Parchment Paper, Baking Sheet, Teaspoons (1-2), Chopsticks or small tongs, Pastry Brush

Instructions
Set a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Have all of your tools ready: spoons, chopsticks, tongs, pastry brush and sprinkles (caps off). This will be your assembly station. Set aside.

Pour 6 oz. of either chocolate in a medium size glass bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds on 30% power. Remove carefully (bowl may be hot). Stir chocolate. Repeat process until chocolate is melted. (I like to work in batches so I do two batches of 6 oz. each).

While the chocolate is hot, place a pretzel in face down. Use chopsticks or tongs to flip the pretzel over. Coat the other side. Use tongs to place chocolate covered pretzel on the parchment paper. Use a pastry brush if necessary – dip the brush into chocolate and cover over any barren pretzel spots. Sprinkle with your favorite Decorating Sugar or Decoratif! ? We like to use India Tree because their sugar crystals are big with bold colors. www.indiatree.com

Repeat the process with the other chocolate, if desired. It’s nice to have coordinating colors in case your recipient has a chocolate preference. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for one hour to set.

Eat, package, share!

Sass it up!
Use different size pretzels to create a nice visual effect.

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