I always seem to have leftover sprinkles and chocolate from the holidays and a great way to actually use what you purchase is to make chocolate covered gluten free pretzels. These are delicious and fairly easy to make. I used white chocolate for this recipe, but you can use any kind of chocolate.
Here’s what you will need:
- Gluten Free Pretzels
- Milk Chocolate Chips (if you can handle dairy) or Enjoy Life Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips (these are normally gluten free, but not always dairy free)
- Holiday Sprinkles
The key to making these is getting everything opened and setup before you start dipping the pretzels. Set out your tray or plate and assemble the pretzels in rows, leaving space between each pretzel. Have the sprinkles ready to pour on the pretzels next to where you are working.
Melting the Chocolate
Melt chocolate either in a double boiler on the stove or in a bowl in the microwave if you don’t have a double boiler. If you use the microwave, put the chocolate chips in a bowl for one minute and then stir. Then, for 30 more seconds and stir again. Keep microwaving in intervals of 30 seconds until you can easily stir the chocolate with a spoon.
Covering the Pretzels
Melted chocolate sets fairly quickly, so it’s important to cover the pretzels quickly. I used to use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over each pretzel, but discovered a much easier way that keeps the chocolate warm longer without getting clumpy. Spoon the chocolate either into an icing bag or a plastic sandwich baggie like I did. Cut a small hole in one of the corners and gently squeeze the chocolate as you drizzle over the pretzels in rows. Finding a rhythm to drizzle the chocolate evenly. Decorate the pretzels with sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm so they stick properly. Let the chocolate on the pretzels harden over night and then cover them with plastic wrap or transfer them to a container with a lid.
Storing the Chocolate Covered Pretzels
The pretzels will stay nice for months in an air tight container or decorated holiday bags. You can also freeze them, but milk chocolate may turn white in the freezer. They are still delicious to eat, but discolored.