Looking for something easy and fun to make this holiday? Try this sweet and salty union of crisp pretzels smothered in rich dark chocolate. Grab your holiday sprinkles, colored sugar or jimmies… The possibilities are endless when decorating! Perfect for holidays gifts, party favors for kids or just pretty enough to put on top of Christmas presents. I love making these for Hanukkah gifts, too. Just choose an assortment of blue and white sprinkles. The skinny for 1 pretzel rod, 92 calories, 4 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. They’re great for all ages. Have fun dipping!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
1 (12 oz) bag semi sweet chocolate chips, see shopping tip
1 (10oz) bag pretzel rods
Candy sprinkles, colored sugars or jimmies for decorating
1. Put the chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler. Add water in the bottom pan and heat the water to melt the chocolate chips. If you don’t have a double boiler place the chips in a metal bowl or pot to cover the bottom one that has the water in it.
2. When the chips are melted, take off stove and dip each pretzel rod first in the chocolate about half way down the rod. Spread evenly with a knife. Coat the dipped pretzels with sprinkles, jimmies or colored sugars.
3. Place the dipped rods on waxed paper to let the chocolate harden. It will take about 1 hour.
4. Wrap each in plastic wrap to store or place in an airtight container, plastic bag, or a tin to keep fresh.
Makes approx 30 pretzel rods
Although the exact origin of the chocolate covered pretzel is a mystery, some historic sources feel that it was invented in 1544 in Hamburg by Herr Franz Joseph Liebniz. Herr Franz owned a pretzel bakery that was next door to a chocolatier and one thing lead to another…
I like Ghiradelli semi-sweet or their newest, 60% bittersweet chocolate chips.
Weight Watchers (old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 pretzel rod
92 cal, 3.7g fat, 1g protein, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 93mg sodium, 7g sugar
|FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe. The facts will be higher if you choose to roll in things like mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts.|