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Homemade Christmas Candy - Chocolate covered pretzel logs

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Logs
Chocolate covered pretzel logs are great for Christmas parties. They are easy to make, delicious, and are great for kids because they can be individually wrapped and the end of the pretzel is left un-covered to use as a handle which means, less mess. Don't forget to make them in white and dark chocolate too!

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     This homemade candy works best with any of the melted chocolates; milk, dark, or white. However, sometimes you may need a second coat while covering the pretzels with white chocolate, if the first coat is too thin and you can see the brown in the pretzel. Use the pretzels that taste best to your liking. I only use Herrs pretzels (Only found on the east coast of the US.) and Merkens chocolate because that is what my family likes the best. If the pretzels have a lot of salt on them rub some off. As you dip the pretzels some of the salt will go into the melted chocolate making the chocolate taste salty by the end process.

      Melt the chocolate wafers to the correct consistency. Turn off the heat and remove pan from stove. Make sure your chocolate is not too hot and thin because it will not cover the pretzel correctly. Hold the pretzel log on one end and dip it into the melted chocolate. Let it drip for a little bit in the pan. Then transfer to a piece of wax paper to harden. Do not dip the whole pretzel. Leave about 2" of the end of the pretzel plain. This leaves a "handle" for the person eating the pretzel so that the chocolate does not melt all over their hand. If you want to add nuts, m&m's, sprinkles, or any other type of extra edible candy now is the time to do it so the little candies will stick to the pretzel while it hardens.


     Once the pretzels logs are nice and hard you may package them. Chocolate covered pretzels logs work best displayed and packaged individually. They look nice arranged on a long pretty antique dish with Christmas greenery surrounding it. Put one in a bag and tie up with a pretty ribbon and mini ornament or greenery. These little packages make nice gift toppers, stocking stuffers, and teacher's gifts.



Our Favorite Chocolate Wafers for Candy Making is Merckens!!!

YUMMY! Even the white chocolate Merckens are the best!

Our Other Favorite, Ghirardelli's!

Wilton's chocolate is not our favorite for taste, but if you are on a tight budget, it's great!


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