Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

The Superbowl is near and the children of our household are all aflutter!  It isn't because we are die-hard football fans, (although I do love a good football movie!), it is because it's the only day of the year we let the kids eat dinner in the family room!  As soon as Superbowl time draws near, the pressure to create a fun and tasty football feast is on!  

One of our family favorite, salty and sweet snacks for game day is a perfect one for parents and children to make together: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods! 

By ingredients, this Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod recipe is peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, fish-free, and shellfish-free. As always, check this ingredient list and your local products to make sure that this recipe is allergy safe for your family and/or friends! (This recipe can be made wheat and gluten free by using gluten free pretzel rods!)

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Rold Gold Pretzel Rods
Enjoy Life Mini Chips
Vegetable Shortening
Organic Colored Sprinkles (optional)

microwave safe bowl  
baking sheet 
waxed paper

  1. *(older children) Melt together one bag of mini chips and 1/2 Tbsp shortening in the microwave.  To prevent the chocolate from seizing, heat in 30 second intervals. (If you want to get fancy, go ahead and use a double boiler, but I'm going to stick with the microwave!) 
  2. *Once the chocolate is melted, dip the pretzel rods in about halfway, spoon chocolate over the rod, and then let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.  
  3. *Lay the pretzel rod on the cookie sheet and decorate with colored sprinkles!   
  4. Once the cookie sheet is full, harden the chocolate in the refrigerator for about an hour!
 As always, from The Allergy Safe Kitchen, I wish you "Good Cooking, and Safe Eating"!

1 comment:

  1. Yum!!! I have to make these!! Thanks for sharing! I hope you don't mind me featuring this on my blog!
    Have a great day!

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