Taking Chocolate Covered Pretzels to the Next Level
Oct 4, 2015 2:46:56 AM
Chocolate covered pretzels are a delicious snack, but they are also a culinary canvas. The next time you get out your chocolate for chocolate fountains and make chocolate covered pretzels, consider taking it to the next level with some of these creative topping ideas.
Dark and Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzel IdeasThere are so many ways to pep up a traditional dark or milk chocolate covered pretzels, including creating a little heat, perhaps to enhance a Mexican themed party. Simply add some chili pepper and red pepper flakes to the dark or milk chocolate for chocolate fountains, and mix in some crushed tortilla chips for a heat-seeking crunchy, chocolaty delight.
You can also dip your pretzels in chocolate and then roll in toasted coconut and crushed pecans or add espresso powder to the chocolate for a rich, mocha flavored pretzel treat.You might also heat up some peanut butter, and after dipping the pretzels into the dark or milk chocolate for chocolate fountains, drizzle the warmed peanut butter over for a rich, buttery finish or create a pretzel version of a s’more by dipping the pretzel first in dark or milk chocolate then sprinkling with crushed graham crackers and pressing mini marshmallows into the chocolate to adhere them, and then dip again. Finally, add crushed toffee to the chocolate and then dip the pretzels for an extra crunch.
White Chocolate Pretzel Ideas White chocolate for chocolate fountains is another delicious choice for dipping pretzels and jazzing them up with creative twists. Dip pretzels into rich, buttery white chocolate and then sprinkle with cinnamon for a simple yet unique twist.Another way would be to add lemon zest to the white chocolate dipped pretzels and some cane sugar for a citrusy white chocolate pretzel treat.You could also melt butterscotch chips and dip pretzels first into the melted butterscotch and then drizzle with generously with rich white chocolate for chocolate fountains. You can also dip pretzels in white chocolate and then sprinkle with crushed toasted pecans or macadamia nuts.
If you’re feeling really daring, mix up both white chocolate and dark chocolate and dip in the white chocolate and drizzle with the dark. Then, sprinkle bits of toffee, crushed Oreo cookies or toasted coconut.No matter which creation you choose to replicate, chocolate covered pretzels make great snacks, party food or a delicious homemade gift for family and friends. You might even host a chocolate covered pretzel party and line up several of the above toppings and let everyone come up with their own favorite chocolate covered pretzel treat.