Here's another fun goodie to make for neighbors and friends for the holidays... or just because!
1 (24 oz.) package chocolate (or white) almond bark
(Can substitute 1 bag of white or milk chocolate chips, melted with 2 Tbs. vegetable shortening or oil)
Optional caramel layer:
1 bag Kraft caramels, unwrapped and melted
Candy Canes, crushed
Mini M & Ms
Oreos or graham crackers, crushed
Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips, chopped
Sprinkles or non-pareils
Chocolate (chips, mixed with a little shortening or oil, almond bark or baking discs for melting)
Next, melt chocolate at short intervals (30-40 seconds) and stir in between heating until smooth. Be careful not to overheat chocolate, or it will clump and burn. Pour melted chocolate into a tall glass and dip pretzel rods, holding upside-down until excess chocolate has stopped dripping.
Immediately roll in any toppings and set on parchment paper to set. After the chocolate layer is set, dip a fork into warm melted chocolate and drizzle the pretzels, if desired. Let pretzels sit until completely set. These can be wrapped up in gift bags, placed in a fun vase or tin or served on a plate!