These Hot Chocolate Pretzel Rods taste just like a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Our family loves to go sledding. I pack on every layer I can including 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of pants, 2-3 shirts and all the outer layers. I am always freezing but my Husband and Son like a few less layers. We have this large hill we go to which seems like more of a mountain when it’s cold and you’re in many layers but once you climb it is when the fun starts.
We have a tube, a regular long plastic sled and a saucer. I think we all enjoy the saucer the most. When we sled down the hill our mission is to see who gets the farthest and that little saucer always seems to win.
When our fingers and toes start getting chilly, we love to go into the warming hut and grab ourselves some hot cocoa with marshmallows. It’s the best after a adventurous chilly day.
But in Michigan there are days where it’s just too cold to go outside and play so I love to make these Hot Cholate Pretzel Rods. They’re not warm but they do the trick.
How to make our Hot Chocolate Pretzel Rods:
- pretzel rods
- milk chocolate chips
- Wilton bright white candy melts
- miniature hot chocolate marshmallows
You will also need:
- Lay out a couple pieces of parchment paper onto paper plates.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, melt 2 cups of milk chocolate chips on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and pour them into a tall glass.
- Dip each pretzel rod 3/4 of the way into your melted chocolate, let any excess drip off and place onto your piece of parchment paper lined plates and transfer them to the freezer for 15 minutes.
- In another small microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup of white candy melts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted, pour the melted chocolate into a decorating bag and cut a very small tip off the end of the bag.
- Take your chocolate covered pretzels out of the freezer and drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels and immediately top with your hot chocolate marshmallows.
- Place the pretzels back in the freezer for another 5 minutes so the white chocolate hardens, break off any excess white chocolate around the edges and enjoy.
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