Chocolate Pretzels Recipe
Chocolate Pretzels Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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“A rich chocolate coating accented with crushed peppermint makes these pretzels hard to resist,“ says Karen Nemeth of Calgary, Alberta. “My grandkids and I love making them together!“
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll each into a 7-in. rope. On greased baking sheets, form each rope into a pretzel shape, placing 2 in. apart. Bake at 375° for 8-9 minutes or until firm. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and water until smooth. Dip pretzels in glaze; place on waxed paper. Melt vanilla chips; drizzle over half of the pretzels. Let stand until completely set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Pretzels in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 118 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll each into a 7-in. rope. On greased baking sheets, form each rope into a pretzel shape, placing 2 in. apart. Bake at 375° for 8-9 minutes or until firm. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and water until smooth. Dip pretzels in glaze; place on waxed paper. Melt vanilla chips; drizzle over half of the pretzels. Let stand until completely set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Pretzels in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p18

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