Beautiful Red, White & Blue Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Recipe

red white blue pretzelsThere's something about a homemade chocolate-covered pretzel that just looks impressive. We're so used to seeing fancy pretzel rods with colorful sprinkles wrapped in cellophane in candy shops that we've come to think of them as something "off limits" to us. But really, they're not that hard to make. And let's be honest: They're bound to elicit "oohs" and "aahs" when you show up to a barbecue with a box full of 'em.

Whether you're hitting up a party this weekend, or just hanging at home with the kids, you should 100% try these festive red, white, and blue chocolate-dipped pretzel rods. They're super easy to make, and good lord, are they delicious!

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

Ingredients:

  • 1 12-ounce package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 12-ounce package white chocolate chips
  • 24 large pretzel rods
  • Assorted red, white, and blue sprinkles

Instructions:

1. Place the milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and the white chocolate chips in another. Microwave one bowl on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir with a rubber spatula. (The chips should melt while you are stirring, but if they don't, you can continue to microwave for 15 more seconds, then stir again.)
 
2. Wash and dry the spatula. Microwave the other bowl on high for 1 minute, and stir until the chocolate is melted.
 
3. Dip one pretzel rod into the milk chocolate; use a spoon or butter knife to spread the chocolate about halfway up the rod. Twist the rod to let the excess chocolate drip off.
 
4. Hold the rod over a piece of wax paper and shake sprinkles on all sides.
 
5. Place the pretzel on another piece of wax paper to dry. Coat another pretzel with white chocolate and sprinkles. Repeat until you've coated all the pretzels, half with milk chocolate, half with white chocolate, and let dry completely, about 24 hours.
 
 
Image via Teaching Tiny Tots/Flickr

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