Holiday Dark Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

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Looking for something easy and fun to make this holiday season?  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 yummy for your family. 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


Ingredients

1 (12 oz) bag dark chocolate chips, see shopping tip

1 (10oz) bag pretzel rods

Candy sprinkles, colored sugars or jimmies for decorating


Instructions

1. Put chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler. Add water to 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

 

Shopping Tip
I love Ghiradelli 60% bittersweet chocolate chips. Or you could use the semi-sweet 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.