Birch Pretzel Logs Recipe
At the root of this treat is plenty of penny-wise practicality. "I first started making the 'logs' after I saw some chocolate-dipped pretzels at a shop," explains Mary Biebl of St. Paul, Minnesota. "They sure were appealing—but the price was outrageous. So I came up with my own version. "Nowadays, I often tie bundles of plastic-wrapped 'logs' with ribbons to give out a Christmas, or I'll set a stack out on a pretty plate for a party."—Mary Biebl, St. Paul, Minnesota
- 1 pound white confectionery coating
- 1 package (10 ounces) pretzel rods
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag
- 1. In the top of a double boiler over simmering water or in a microwave-safe bowl, melt confectionery coating. Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square pan or a tall glass. Roll or dip pretzels in coating, leaving 1 in. of space on the end you are holding. Allow excess to drip back into pan. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. When white chocolate has hardened, melt the chocolate chips; pour into plastic bag. Carefully cut a very small hole in the bottom corner of the bag. Pipe stripe markings across the pretzel rods to resemble birch trees. Allow to harden. Store in an airtight container.
- 2. *Editor's Note: White confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Reviews for Birch Pretzel Logs
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012
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