Kids love to help make this fun treat. Enlist them to help roll the pretzel rods through the melted white chocolate, and then let them add their own creative touch with fun sprinkles. These wands make a clever (and edible) table centerpiece when bunched together in an attractive container, or you can wrap them in cellophane and tie them with a bow to give as party favors or holiday gifts.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour
Yield: About 20
- 1 (ten-ounce) package of pretzel rods
- 1 (twelve-ounce) package of white chocolate chips
- Various sprinkles, dots or jimmies
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired
- Prepare your work area by setting out a large cooling rack over a sheet of waxed or parchment paper. Unwrap your sprinkles, dots and jimmies and set aside.
- Place white chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, remove from microwave and stir with a rubber spatula until chips have completely melted. If necessary, microwave for 30 seconds more so that the chips are completely smooth.
- Dredge pretzel rods through the melted chocolate, letting all excess drip off into the bowl. Place on the cooling rack. After about 6 pretzels have been dipped, sprinkle them all around with the sprinkles, dots and jimmies. Return them to the rack to set up completely then repeat with the remaining pretzels.
- After white chocolate has set, if desired, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small bowl for 1 minute in the microwave. Stir until completely smooth. Place melted chocolate in a zip-top bag, seal and snip a tiny hole in one bottom corner. Drizzle the chocolate over the white chocolate and sprinkles in a zig-zag pattern, turning the pretzel all around. Return to the rack and allow the chocolate to set completely (about 30 minutes) before sealing in an airtight container.
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