This is a neat little treat with any size of pretzels that you can make with every seasonal colour. Today we are going to use Christmas colours. My very good friend Micheline Kerswell, taught me how to make these.
We used to get the kids together at Christmas break to do up hundreds of these pretzels when they were younger. Micheline is from a traditional French Canadian family and they have some amazing recipes and I’ve been fortunate enough to try many of them and even more fortunate to learn the secrets of how they are made.
I’ll use images to illustrate since a picture will tell the story best in this case:
I melted the chocolate wafers in the microwave. I took one cup of the chocolate flavoured ones and heated them for 30 seconds on high. Then I stirred them around and put them back in for another 30 seconds. It continues to melt when it’s out of the microwave so don’t over heat them. I’ve included some video footage so you can see how it looks.
Part One – this is after 30 seconds in the microwave at high heat:
Part Two – this is after 30 more seconds – 20 would have been enough:
After all dipping has been done, you can heat up some coloured wafers, same way as the others, and drizzle it onto your pretzels. This was easier to do after the camera was put down. You’ll get your own groove when you figure out what way works best. This is where you can customize them for any season – just use a different colour. Also, you can use dark chocolate, milk, or a combination.
There you have it. You can add these to your holiday cookie plates or do them up in a little plastic gift baggie for that special someone.
It’s also a great way to use up extra leftover chocolate chips. 1/2 cup milk of chocolate chips was enough for this batch of 70. The wafers have a very long shelf life too.
I do want to warn you though that they are highly addictive! Enjoy responsibly. 🙂