Chocolate- and Peppermint-Coated Pretzels
The slow cooker is ideal for candy making. It keeps chocolate at a constant temperature, so no reheating is necessary to get an even coating. Our Chocolate-and Peppermint-Coated Pretzels will turn you into an expert candy maker in no time!
Yields: 80 pieces (about 4-1/2 pounds)
What You'll Need:
1 (16-ounce) package pretzel nuggets
2 (16-ounce) packages chocolate-flavored bark candy coating, coarsely chopped
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 (4-ounce) square semisweet baking chocolate, broken into pieces
1 (16-ounce) package hard peppermint candies, finely crushed and divided (about 1-1/2 cups)
teaspoon peppermint extract
What To Do:
- Combine first 4 ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW setting 2 hours. Stir chocolate mixture; add 1 cup crushed peppermint candies and peppermint extract, stirring well to coat.
- Drop pretzel mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto wax paper. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies evenly on pieces before they set. Let stand until firm. Store in an airtight container.
This recipe is from The Best of Mr. Food Cookbook Series © Oxmoor House, Inc. If you would like more recipes like this, click here.
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