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If you like chocolate and you like pretzels, making chocolate-covered pretzels seems like a logical choice for a great treat. Shake it up and put white chocolate on top of those pretzels and you have something entirely new. This sweet and salty snack recipe for white chocolate-covered pretzels is perfect for your next party -- or just to enjoy them as a snack.
There are several ways to customize the pretzels or dress them up. Perhaps you are serving them at a Christmas party. In that case, you could sprinkle some green and red M&Ms on top of them, dip them in green and red sprinkles, or mash up some candy canes and sprinkle that on top. You could do the same for Valentine's Day and use red or red and white candies and/or sprinkles.
Another option is to use pretzel rods and dip either the entire pretzel in melted chocolate or just half of it. Again, you can add color or a flair to the pretzels depending on the occasion by sprinkling mashed-up candies or sprinkles on top. Another topping for the pretzels would be brown chocolate, which would look neat drizzled over the white and create a nice color contrast.
- 10- to 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips
Place a folded open newspaper section on table or counter. Top the newspaper with parchment or wax paper.
Place white chocolate in a microwavable container. Microwave the mixture on high for one minute. Stir and, if needed, continue to cook for 15 seconds at a time until the chips are melted. You may also want to put the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of near-boiling water (double boiler style) being careful not to let the water touch the bottom of the bowl.
Working quickly, use kitchen tongs to dip pretzel into the melted chocolate. Cover the pretzels completely with chocolate, or cover only half of the pretzel for a distinctive look (also lets people know what's under the chocolate -- ideal for party presentations).
Place the dipped pretzels on the prepared work surface. The chocolate will cool and dry onto the pretzels quickly. Dip as many pretzels as you have chocolate. Allow all of the chocolate-covered pretzels to dry (this typically takes less than an hour).
You may want to put the freshly made white chocolate-covered pretzels into the refrigerator to firm up the chocolate so it is cool or room temperature when it is time to serve.
The white chocolate-covered pretzels can be stored in an airtight container.