Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Snack Attack: Chocolate Covered Pretzels

It is New Year's Eve and we are in full family and friends festive food prep. There are quite a few nibbles on the menu and I overheard, "Let's do this 'Gatsby Style'", by a visiting professor in regards to the night's food spread.
Our favorite little delights are the chocolate covered pretzels. We have been unable to find this salty-sweet delicacy since moving to the southern hemisphere so my better half, fed up with our savory/sweet situation, took to the cook.

What you need:
1 bag of pretzel sticks
1 bar of really good chocolate (see our organic selection below)
Small bowl for melting chocolate (heat resistant)
Pot of boiling water
Wax paper for hardening

Bring pot of water to boil then turn to medium heat. (Leave enough room to place bowl of chocolate in.)

Place a small amount of chocolate in the bowl.

Simply melt the organic chocolate selection below and then dip the pretzel sticks in one by one.
Place them on wax paper with plenty of space in between for cooling & setting.

Note: We are in full summer here so the hardening process took a long time (~8-12 hours). We suggest prepping them the night before a celebration to make sure they fully set.

Decoration options: sprinkle with dots, cinnamon, or hail for festive flare.

These mixed palette treats go fast and a smart cook will prep plenty for sharing. We found ourselves being quite the gluttons and snacking despite having a full belly. It's a quick, easy and delicious little recipe so try it for your celebration today. Happy New Year...snacking!