Thursday, October 14, 2010

Repost, Because Pictures Went Wack-O: Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Just in time for Fall parties....

This simple treat is sure to please both young and old.

The sweet chocolate with salty pretzel, YUMMMM-O

This is the perfect treat for kids parties, but sprinkle them with Halloween sprinkles instead of 4th of July.

Sorry, I didn't have any Halloween sprinkles, and I was not about to run to the store just for sprinkles.

I used 12 ounces of (the name on the package) Dark Chocolate Ambrosia from Two Brothers in Montpelier.

If you are a faithful, die-hard baker, the best place to go is Two Brothers.

The one thing I like about Two Brothers is, they sell in bulk, and if you have a request on the amount you want, they fill it.

I went in there one time and asked for 5 pounds of powdered sugar. They filled my request as I was shopping.....GREAT STORE!!

I chopped up my chocolate and placed a rounded tablespoon of peanut butter with it.

Placed everything in a double boiler to melt (using medium heat).

This Halloween or Christmas, do not hesitate on buying that special someone chocolate.

Did you know that chocolate is actually good for you?

Cacao, the source of chocolate, contains antibacterial agents that fight tooth decay.

Come on....any dentist would tell you that chocolate is bad for your teeth. The high sugar content is what causes the cavities.

The higher the Cacao amount the better it is for you.

Here's another tid-bit of info, just the smell of chocolate may increase theta brain waves, resulting in relaxation.

No wonder I was ready for bed after making these pretzels.....

Chocolate contains phenyl ethyl amine, a mood elevator (and I was so happy when I finally got to see my bed). WOW, chocolate just made my whole day enjoyable yesterday.

Here is a good one, drinking a cup of hot chocolate before meals will reduce appetite (Mental note: try that one).

Men who eat chocolate live a year longer than those who don't.

Chocolate keeps blood vessels elastic.

The list just goes on-and-on.

So don't be stingy with the chocolate treats anymore.

Don't you just want to stick your finger in that?

Believe me, I had to hold myself back.

When everything was melted, I removed the pot from the burner, but kept the melting pan on top of the hot water. I poured my chocolate into a coffee cup and set the coffee cup in the melting pan where the melted chocolate used to be.

I thought the little bit of heat would keep the chocolate workable.

I then dipped my pretzel rods in the chocolate and laid them on parchment paper.

My daughter did the sprinkles.

Kind of a fun thing to do with kids.....

And a healthy snack too.

Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy

2 comments:

  1. We have no 2 brothers in Florida what could we use in place for the chocolate? please email me mmerth@cfl.rr.com thanks. Mary

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  2. The melting candy chocolate can be found in any grocery store in the baking isle.
    Thanks for posting.

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