These are only of my favorite things to bake. Well, technically I do not bake them, only the microwave is involved. Which makes it all that much better. The trick with these chocolate covered pretzels is to use the right kind of chocolate and do NOT burn it. I make these for so many occasions, and they even sell fun molds to put on top of cupcakes, or make into lollipops!
* Purchase Wilton chocolate nibs from the craft store. Any color you wish, or you can mix them if you want to get creative. I usually sprinkle some of mine with jimmies for each occasion, although I like to leave some plain because I think they taste better that way.
* Lie down a piece of wax or parchment paper. I usually put it on a tray if I am going to use sprinkles because it gets messy.
*Get a large tall mug similar to the one I used here. It makes it easier if you are using the long rods.
* Pour half of the bag of chocolate into the mug and microwave in 30 second intervals string in between. If you do not do this, it will burn. If it starts to get too hard, you have cooked it too long and ruined the chocolate.
* Dip the pretzel in when you have reached the right consistency (liquidity, and not to thick). Lay the pretzel down on the paper and sprinkle away. Do not dip the chocolate pretzel into the sprinkles like an ice cream cone, it does not work well. And the smaller the size of the toppings, the better.
* Let is sit for about 10 minutes until completely dry and wrap them up in festive bags as gifts or store them in a large jar. They will stay fresh for a while, if they are not all eaten before then.