So Trader Joes has this FANTASTIC bag of goodness called Peppermint Pretzel Thins. But seeing as how I’m far away and Ghiradelli had a sale on their white chocolate, I decided to try to make them myself. You guys, these are life changing. I am so in love. They’re also a triple threat (which you know I LOVE) quick, EASY, and cheap!
I’m planning on making a TON, putting them in mason jars, tying a ribbon around it, and passing them out as a Christmas treat to all of those that need a little taste of heaven.
The following should make a little over two dozen fully dipped pretzels, or double if you’re in the business of “half-dipping”.
Here’s what you need:
One bag of Pretzel Crisps (Pepperidge Farm makes these and they make a world of difference)
Two packs of Ghirardelli white chocolate (or 8oz of white chocolate morsels- your favorite brand)
(yes, this is a conclusive list, I told you it was simple)
Here’s what you do:
- First, chop up your chocolate into morsel-sized pieces (don’t throw them in to melt yet, they seriously only take a minute and you don’t want it to cool or burn before everything else is ready)
- Place a few (3-4) candy canes in a sandwich bag and beat them. Take out all of your stress and anger out on these bad boys with a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat tenderizer (or any heavy object that’ll crush them, I wont judge). It should be finely crushed with just a few little chunks.
- Now, we melt the chocolate. There are several ways to melt chocolate (click here for four, includes the microwave-way) but I think the BEST way is by using two pans or throwing a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water (make sure the bowl/pot on top is sitting part way in the water (1/3-1/2 way). The water should be sitting almost exactly at medium temperature (adjust according to your stove, which may be having a bad day).
- Throw the chocolate in the top pan or bowl and whisk as it melts (this should only take a minute, seriously, a minute).
- Dip each pretzel (whole or half way) into the chocolate and place them on parchment paper, sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top, and wait for them to cool.
- EAT AND ENJOY!!!!!!!!! Share some if you’d like, if you like them TOO much, again, I won’t judge.
My little LOVED these. I like to eat them cold so I store these bad boys in the fridge (it’s also harder for my little to open a fridge than to open a cabinet. Try these out and let us know what you think, when you’ve recovered from downing the whole batch, of course. We don’t want to interrupt.