Correct, this is not a “diabetic-friendly” recipe…but, I’ve been making these for years now and their sort of a tradition! Plus their great to give as gifts for any holiday, party favors and so on. You can also make them any size you like! So below is a picture of 2 large rods together. I’ve broken them in half before (just be sure to dip the broken ends) or you can use mini pretzels. Sky’s the limit!
Here’s a super easy idea to surprise your loved ones with on Memorial Day! It includes chocolate, pretzels and your favorite candy, so easy! Wrap it up at the end with a big bow…it’s cute and makes a great Memorial Day Favor. I use white and milk chocolate but you can use whatever you like!
Below is enough to make about 10 large pretzels, doubled up (so two rods side-by-side.) How much candy you need varies, if you’re choosing Oreo, I do 3 Oreos per double stuck pretzel. Reese cups are the same I use 3 Reeses per double stuck pretzel. Use your judgement with whatever candy bar you use.
1 block of Baking white dipping chocolate
1 block Baking milk dipping chocolate
1 – 26 oz. tub large pretzel rods (or 2 bags) approx.
Candy Bar, or Oreo, or Reese Cup of choice (30 Reese & Oreos needed to make 10 large pretzels)
10 clear plastic bags.
Ribbon, your choice of color to tie up the bag with.
These will keep for about a week or 2, so you can make them in advance which is convenient!
Over a double boiler melt the milk chocolate.
While chocolate is melting, chop up your candy bars. I like to keep them in piles of 6 chopped Oreos for example or 6 chopped Reese, that way I can just grab each pile when assembling, and I know I have the correct amount. Single rods take 3 cookies each.
Once the chocolate is melted, hold 1 large pretzel rod into the bowl, resting the rod on bottom of the bowl, and with a rubber spatula bring up the milk chocolate onto the pretzel leaving about 1″ without chocolate (the piece you’re holding onto).
Lay on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Do the same with another rod and lay side by side. (to create 1 pretzel). Do this until you use up all your pretzel, or make the desired amount.
Chill in freezer for about 5-10 min, not too long. While their firming up, melt the white chocolate.
In a Wilton Icing Pastry bag, (or large freezer-grade ziplock bag) drizzle on the white chocolate.
For single rods like the one pictured below, use 3 cookies and distribute them promptly after pouring on the white chocolate. Then drizzle back and forth with the milk choc, and top with sprinkles of choice!
Repeat the process until you’ve made however many you need!
So fun, easy and a good splurge for every now and then.