Very often christmas can be a hectic time of year - with many things to do and people to see - and finding time to spend in the kitchen for making home made x-mas goodies can sometimes be a bit difficult. In those times, it's always good to have a few easy recipes up the sleeve.
These white chocolate covered pretzels are your answer to an almost no effort and no cook treat. It's crispy, it has chocolate and minty flavours with a little salt to finish - but a bad combo.
If you have all 3 ingredients in your cupboard - well then it shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes to make a tray of these delicious little treats. Don't make too many, as the crushed candy canes thend to soak up moisture - but they will keep in an air tight container for some days - or will they last that long?
All you need is:
Mini salted pretzels
a few peppermint candy canes, crushed
Chop the chocolate and place in a bowl, big enough to fit into a pan, but without touching the base of the pan. Pour some water into the pan and place on the stove. Once boiling place the bowl over the pan and turn down the heat. Slowly melt the chocolate - once all is melted remove the pan from the heat, but leave the bowl over the warm water. This will keep the chocolate melted for a longer time.
Now coat each little pretzel in chocolate. Do this by placing a pretzel in the melted chocolate, coat and then lift it out with a fork - shake of excess chocolate and place it on a tray lined with parchment. Sprinkle with the crushed candy canes. Once all are done place the tray in the fridge for the chocolate to solidify - about 10-15 minutes.
They are now ready to eat or can be stores in an airtight container.