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Thursday, October 25, 2012

With the holidays coming up, I thought I'd give you guys a quick tutorial on how to dip rod pretzels. Actually they're very easy and a really fun and inexpensive gift or treat to take a cookie exchange. I made these the other day and they went pretty fast. Make 'em for Halloween...Christmas....any holiday or party! 
Yay for easy treats!!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

1 10-ounce bag rod pretzels
1 14-ounce bag Candy Melts (found at crafts store or Walmart)
Vegetable oil
Assorted sprinkles

In a medium sized microwave-safe bowl, melt the Candy Melts for two minutes, stirring at 30 second intervals.

Stir in 2 - 3 tablespoons of oil to thin out the candy. This will make dipping the rods easier.

Transfer the melted candy to a tall, skinny container. I used a drinking glass.

Holding the pretzel at one end, dip the other end into the melted candy, as far as you want. I only went half way.

Immediately spoon some sprinkles over the chocolate and set aside to cool and harden. I placed mine on some parchment paper.

Repeat with all the pretzels.

Here's what you need. Oops..looks like I forgot the oil. 
But don't YOU forget it. 
It'll make dipping so much easier!

Melt your chocolate then stir in the oil.

Transfer the chocolate to a tall container.

Then dip! Shake off any large 
amounts of excess chocolate.

Immediately add the sprinkles.

See how cute? Set aside to cool 
and allow the chocolate to harden.

You can wrap them in little plastic bags designed just for these. 
I've seen those at Joann's. Or put them in boxes to give away.
 Fun and yummy!