2-Ingredient Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Chocolate-covered pretzels are so easy to make this can hardly be called a recipe.  One of my colleagues told me that they used to sell Nestle Flipz (chocolate-covered pretzels) in the UK but stopped a few years ago, and now they are only available in specialty shops — for exorbitant prices.  But don’t fret if you can’t get chocolate-covered pretzels where you are, it’s easy to make these delicious mixtures of sweet and salty and crunchy!

All you need is a bag of pretzels, one or two bars of your favourite chocolate (you can use dark, bittersweet, rice milk chocolate, white…just don’t use anything with chunks of nuts/fruit/etc in), and a microwave or double boiler.  If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a Pyrex (crackproof) glass bowl or measuring cup placed over or in a saucepan of boiling water.  The important thing is to make sure you don’t get any water in the chocolate.  You want to put the chocolate in the glass bowl, and then on top of the boiling water and stir until the chocolate melts, and never, ever let the water touch the chocolate!

Once you’ve melted the chocolate by whatever means you prefer, dip the pretzels in the chocolate (add sprinkles or chopped nuts if desired, or even swirls of different types of chocolate if you want to get fancy) and place on a parchment paper-lined baking tray or plate (parchment paper will help prevent sticking but you can do without if you have to) and place in the refrigerator for an hour or more until the chocolate hardens.  Keep the pretzels refrigerated until you’re ready to eat them.  And careful, these are addictive!

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