Easy chocolate-covered pretzels

Looking for a super easy, last minute holiday treat? Tired of sweets and want a salty-sweet snack? Snowed in and looking for something to pass the time? Well, I have a simple snack for you!

Two ingredients, half an hour plus drying time, and you have a fun snack: Chocolate-covered pretzels! Growing up, I always loved making almost bark pretzels at the holidays. They were fun to make, fun to eat, salty and sweet. This took me back and is a fun, unexpected treat in a sea of chocolates and cookies.

All you need is chocolate of your choice and pretzels!1219121526

I used candy cane Kisses, but you can use whatever you want. I like them because they have sprinkles in them, mint flavor and melt red. Another festive option is green mint chocolate for green. Darn, maybe I should have done half and half. But even almond bark or white chocolate with sprinkles (or regular or dark chocolate if you are a traditionalist) will work.

1219121629To make chocolate-covered pretzels:

Put the chocolate over medium-low heat on the stove. Stir every so often to keep the chocolate melting. Once melted, turn the heat to the lowest (or warm) setting so it doesn’t harden but doesn’t overcook. Dump in a large handful of pretzels and coat. With a skewer or fork, fish out the pretzels, shake a little to rid the pretzels of excess chocolate, and place on wax paper to dry.

So simple, so yummy! Enjoy.

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