Monday, January 13, 2014
Double Dipped Pretzel Rods
These fun treats are easy and relatively fast to make. Depending on your sprinkle choices, they could be used for any occasion! Birthday parties, spring flings, halloween, anything you want! Or for no occasion at all, as they are pretty tasty...
1 package of pretzel rods - believe it or not, the generic ones are a bit stiffer so they work better (less breakage)
1 package of Kraft vanilla caramels
1-2 TB milk or heavy cream
1 package of white chocolate bark coating or white chocolate chips
1-2 teaspoons white shortening
Unwrap the caramels and place them and the milk/heavy cream in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 10 second intervals until they are melted and smooth. Pour the melted caramel into a tall skinny cup - this makes the dipping easier. Dip each pretzel rod in the caramel approximately 1/2 to 2/3 the way up. Lay them out on parchment paper to dry. Another idea would be to lay them on a cooling rack that is coated with cooking spray, sitting OVER some parchment. This would help the drips look prettier, instead of pooling around the pretzels.