Halloween Treat

Happy Halloween!

Thought I’d share a recipe for a great last-minute treat. It is quick, easy, and delicious! Last Halloween I served this as dessert for a dinner party my daughter hosted. Her friends loved it, and asked me to make it again this year.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Pretzel rods, milk chocolate chips, Heath Bar bits (I couldn’t find the bits so used a mallet to break bars down), mini M&Ms, and mini Reese’s Pieces. Last year I also used Butterfinger bars which I also crushed with a mallet.

Melt around a 1/4-1/2 cup of chips at a time in the microwave. I melted this amount in exactly one minute.

Chocolate should be fully melted before applying it (in a very thin layer) to the pretzel rod. I use a spatula to do this, and only coat about half of the pretzel.

You can coat the chocolate-dipped pretzels in just about any candy that can be crushed, or comes in a “mini” size. The key is making sure the pieces are small, and the layer of chocolate is thin.

I use two sheets of wax paper during this process– one to hold the crushed candy which I roll the chocolate covered pretzels in, and the other to house the finished product.

When I am done, I put the pretzels in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

I created a new version of this recipe for the winter holidays. I used both white and milk chocolate for the base and crushed peppermint candies for the topping. I love peppermint bark and found this to be a delicious take on that holiday treat. This makes a great gift for teachers, dog groomers, baby sitters, etc..


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