Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite snacks although they are not so easy to come by. You can get them from gourmet purveyors or at fancy candy stores and occasionally in America you can find them in a supermarket but here in Israel they are pretty hard to find and when I have found them they have been outrageously expensive. This year I decided to make my own for my Mishloach Manot and I really love how they turned out. I went a little crazy with some of them, piling on toppings and drizzles, but the more the better with these. They are easy to make, easy on the eyes, and unfortunately for me, easy to eat. Enjoy!
3 bars (100 grams each) Dark chocolate
3 bars Milk Chocolate
1 bar White Chocolate
2 bags Pretzel rods
1 cup Peanut butter chips, melted
Toppings: shredded Coconut, sprinkles, toffee bits, mini chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips (the sky's the limit!)
Melt the dark and milk chocolates in tall narrow containers in the microwave making sure not to burn them. Prepare your toppings and lay them out on plates. Dip each rod in chocolate (wipe off excess chocolate on the side of the container to help the toppings stick and to avoid globs of chocolate falling) sprinkle with toppings and quickly lay them on a parchment paper to dry. While they are on the parchment drizzle them with melted white chocolate or melted peanut butter chips.
Photography courtesy of Pamoosh.