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Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods Recipe

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Total Time: Prep: 25 min. + standing Cook: 10 min.

Makes: 54 servings

Kids of all ages enjoy making and eating these fun treats. The decorated pretzels are a pretty gift in a cellophane bag or a glass jar. —Kay Waters, Benld, Illinois

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place almonds in a shallow dish. In a large glass measuring cup, microwave caramels and water on high until caramels are melted, stirring every minute.
  2. Dip three-fourths of each pretzel into caramel, allowing excess to drip off. (Reheat caramel in microwave if mixture becomes too thick for dipping.) Roll in almonds. Place on waxed paper until set.
  3. In a microwave, melt white baking chips; stir until smooth. Dip half of the caramel-coated pretzels in white baking chips, allowing excess to drip off. Add sprinkles if desired; return to waxed paper to set. Repeat with chocolate chips and remaining pretzels.
  4. Store in airtight containers or wrap in cellophane gift bags and tie with ribbon. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
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Originally published as Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p43

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Reviews

Jan. 8, 2018

Great project for a 4-H club or similar kids' group. Double boiler works best. Looks great when finished. Could be made more adult tasting with a little sea salt on the dark chocolate ones!

Dec. 19, 2015

Use parchment paper instead of waxed. You won't be sorry!

Jun. 9, 2013

I gave these out as Christmas gifts at the office and everyone raved about them.

I recommend using a double boiler instead of the microwave to melt caramels and chocolate. It is easier to check how each is melting and to keep it warm enough for dipping.

Dec. 3, 2012

i didnt like how the carmel stuck to the wax paper so i thin next time ill try something eles instead of wax paper.

Apr. 27, 2011

i use a double boiler. they always melt pretty good for me.

Oct. 1, 2008

for some reason i cant get caramel to melt. Is there a a certain kind that melts the best.

Reviews

Jan. 8, 2018

Great project for a 4-H club or similar kids' group. Double boiler works best. Looks great when finished. Could be made more adult tasting with a little sea salt on the dark chocolate ones!

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