My husband loves pretty much all things chocolate. You just have to love a man like that. So today I decided to make some chocolate covered pretzels.
The first step was going to the store to buy a bag of pretzels. Yes I could have made them. No I didn't bother. Sorry, I am not a purest. Don't hold my lack of time and ambition against me please.
Next I took out my trusty double boiler. You may remember it is larger than needed from my Homemade Lip Balm post. I had some left over dipping chocolate from some long forgotten project but not quite enough. So I threw the dipping chocolate and some chocolate chips into the double boiler. I just eyeballed the amounts but I would guess that I used about a cup of each.
|Chocolate chips and dipping chocolate in a double boiler|
I put my too large metal bowl over a pan of simmering water letting the chocolate melt. I like to stir along the way because I feel like I am doing something. Eventually I guess you really do need to stir. Oh and make sure you do not get any water in the chocolate... not even a drop. It only takes a few minutes to melt the chocolate. Do not let the water boil and do not over cook the chocolate. Don't ask why, just don't... trust me :)
|Starting to Melt|
|Getting a Dip|
|Simple but messy... and worth it!|
|Letting the chocolate set|
|Can you say YUM!|
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