Today is my dad’s birthday (happy birthday Dad!) and these chocolate covered pretzels are all he ever wants to get on his big day. I don’t bother trying to buy him anything anymore, he will return it and have the money sent back to me. So I’ve always been happy he loves these pretzels so much. They are super simple to make and really fun to decorate.
Since my dad’s birthday often falls a bit before Mardi Gras (and he’s a born and bred New Orleanian) I usually make them Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold. Purple represents justice, green represents faith and gold represents power. If you are interested in the history behind the colors you can read more here. (This year we threw in a few Valentine’s decorations too.)
Also, starting February 1st and ending at Mardi Gras day (February 21st) I’m going to be posting traditional New Orleans dishes and desserts so be sure to check back in!
1 bag of big pretzels, I use Snyder’s brand
2 bags of vegan chocolate chips
2 bags of vegan white chocolate chips
optional: food coloring and sprinkles
A few things you will need.
To warm the chips, I put a glass bowl on top of a large soup pot. Fill the soup pot with water (about a fourth of the way full). Warm over low to medium heat until the chips begin to melt.
Once the chips are melted, start dipping your pretzels in, use a fork or prong tool (shown above) to lift from the chocolate.
Lay chocolate covered pretzels gently down on wax paper.
While pretzels are still wet, sprinkle them with whatever you choose to decorate with.
After they are dry, melt more chocolate chips put them into your squeeze bottle and drizzle.
Let them dry and enjoy!Pin It