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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chocolate Dipped Praline Pretzels

These pretzels have it all ~ you get the sweet, salty, chocolate and nutty flavors all in one delightful bite.  They are great for gifting!
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 Tbsp light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsps heavy cream
4 oz bittersweet, semisweet or milk chocolate chips
8 pretzel rods

Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together pecans, brown sugar, and cream. Spread in a single layer in a lightly buttered 9-inch round cake pan. Bake for about 10 minutes or until pecans are fragrant and sugar is slightly crystallized, stirring once.  Let cool in pan.  Lay a piece of wax paper on table for setting pretzels on.  Place chocolate in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute, stir, then continue to microwave at 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring after each until melted and smooth.   Dip two-thirds of each pretzel rod into chocolate, twirling to coat all sides, set pretzel on wax paper.   Sprinkle pecan mixture over coated ends of pretzel, continue with each pretzel. Let stand until chocolate is set. Wrap in tall cellophane bags and tie with ribbons. 
Recipe adapted from Southern Living


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