I’m so excited! Tonight and tomorrow night I’m going to a 2 night concert: tonight it’s Bastille, Grouplove, Alt-J, and Phoenix and tomorrow night it’s Foals, No No No, and Arctic Monkeys. They are going to be epic concerts!!
The only problem is I have to work tomorrow… I’m usually not one to go out during the week. Occasionally I’ll go to a friend’s place or out to dinner, but I start to get a little anxious if I’m not home by 8. I just get a little nervous whenever I’m away from home late and I have to work the next day. I just couldn’t pass up this concert though! I may never get another chance to see all these bands again. I am pretty nervous though about being exhausted tomorrow at work then having to stay up to go to the 2nd night of the concert. Oh well, I’m sure it will be worth it! I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂
Today I have an easy and perfect Christmas snack idea for you: Chocolate Covered Pretzels. They’d be great to serve at a Christmas party or you could even package them in cellophane to give as small gifts to friends or family. I served them to my department during our Christmas party today and they were a hit!
Here you go!
First, get your pretzels ready.
Melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips. I used about 1/3 the bag. Microwave for 60 seconds, stir, microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat until melted.
Spoon the chocolate over 1/2 your pretzels. I had 16 pretzels in the bag I bought (some were broken so I didn’t use those). The chocolate should cover 3/4 of the pretzel. Place pretzels on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Repeat the melting process with your white chocolate chips. Again, I used about 1/3 of the bag. Spoon the white chocolate over the rest of your pretzels.
While the chocolate is still hot, cover some of the pretzels with sprinkles or other embellishments.
Now, microwave more semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and some red candy coating melts in separate bowls, then pour them into 3 separate plastic bags. Snip one tiny corner off each bag then use these to drizzle chocolate over the pretzels.
I love these! They look so pretty and are a perfect holiday treat!
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Makes 26-36 pretzels
1 bag pretzel rods
1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bag white chocolate chips
1/3 bag red candy coating melts
sprinkles or other embellishments
- Microwave 3/4 of the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.
- Take a pretzel rod and spoon the melted chocolate over 3/4 of the pretzel. Repeat for 1/2 the pretzels. Place the pretzels on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Decorate with sprinkles or other embellishments if desired while the chocolate is still hot.
- Microwave white chocolate chips the same way as the semi-sweet chocolate. Spoon white chocolate over the rest of the pretzels. Decorate with sprinkles or other embellishments if desired while the chocolate is still hot.
- Microwave the rest of the semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and red candy coating melts in separate bowls, then transfer into separate plastic bags. Snip a tiny corner off each plastic bag then use to decorate the pretzels.