So this isn't actually a project I've attempted myself, but it's one I have eaten before (with gusto) and I am excited that I finally know how to make them at home. Our Bates friend Rosie makes these delicious chocolate pretzels for various parties and gatherings and she photographed the process for me last weekend when she made some for her friend Julia's baby shower.
Three very easy things to start with - pretzel rods, chocolate molds, and meltable chocolate wafers. The molds and wafers are available at most craft and party stores. Rosie made these pretzels with dark chocolate and milk chocolate, but there's a whole assortment of colors and flavors you can buy.
First, melt the chocolate according to the package instructions. You can do this in a microwave or on the stovetop in a double boiler. (I don't own a double boiler - usually when I need to do this sort of thing, I place a heatproof glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.)
Rosie is a serious chocolate maker, so of course she has a double boiler. Once your chocolate is melted, spoon it into the molds...
... and add the pretzel rods, with some chocolate on top. Allow to cool.
Once Rosie popped these out of the molds, they packaged them up in cellophane wrappers and served to the baby shower guests as favors...
Salty, sweet, and super cute! Thanks for sharing, Rosie. You know my birthday is coming up... right? Stay hungry!
PS - Thank you, Mrs. D, for teaching and helping Rosie in all of her chocolate making endeavors!