I wish it would stop looking at me. My chocolate addiction is easily tempted. I know in just a few days I’ll be home, eating cookie after cookie, one chocolate something-or-other after another, so I’m trying to maintain control while I still can.
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
Makes 10 servings
10 jumbo pretzel twists
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tablespoon shortening
~1/4 cup assorted sprinkles for topping
1. Fill a medium saucepan about 1/3 full with water. Place a medium or small sized bowl on top of the pot so sits down about halfway. Add chocolate chips and shortening. Place pot on stove top over medium-low heat. As chocolate begins to melt, stir frequently and vigorously until ingredients are completely melted and smooth, about 10-15 minutes.
2. Carefully drop pretzels into chocolate, one at a time, and place on cookie sheet. Immediately top with sprinkles.
3. Once all pretzels are dipped (or once the cookie sheet is full), place in fridge to harden for up to 2 hours. Once completely hardened, you may remove from fridge and store at room temperature.