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covered pretzels (Makes
You can improve on just about anything by covering it with chocolate!
For a tasty combination of salty and sweet, try dipping pretzel logs or
any other shape of pretzels. The higher quality chocolate you use, the
tastier they will be, but don't be afraid to use whatever you can find
in your budget.
1 bag of pretzel logs
16 ounces of the chocolate of your choice - you can use dark,
semi-sweet, white, or a combination
various decorations, candies, sprinkles, ground nuts, toasted coconut;
the possibilities are endless here
Double boiler or microwave safe bowl (the bowl should be large enough to
hold all the chocolate, but keep in mind it will loose some volume when
it melts and if you use a smaller bowl it will be easier to coat the
wax paper lined baking sheet
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. If you use
the microwave method, cook for 30-second intervals stirring between each
one, until chocolate is melted smoothly. Dip each pretzel log into the
chocolate and spoon chocolate over to cover the whole pretzel except for
a couple of inches at the top. Let the excess chocolate drip back into
the bowl (you might have to shake it a little), then sprinkle desired
topping all around the pretzel. Lay the coated pretzel down on the wax
paper covered baking sheet to set up (you can put them in the
refrigerator to speed this process, if you wish). If the chocolate gets
too thick to work with, put it back in the microwave for about 15
seconds, or place it back on the double boiler and stir until it melts
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