In other words, I found a super easy snack/treat that's perfect for the holidays.
This was the result of another trip to Costco that involved shopping for snacks that come in packages more than enough for one or two people. For some reason, I don't snack as much anymore. I used to always have a snack around 3 pm - 4 pm but now I make it through from lunch to dinner without much in between. Kristen and I got these Pretzel Crisps because we were feeling uninspired by everything else Costco had to offer. Pretzel Crisps, as they are named, are more crispy than regular pretzels but they seem to retain more salt. Perhaps this is due to more surface area or I haven't had pretzel type things in a while.
I remembered that Magdalen, my roommate through college, made some chocolate dipped Pretzel Crisps as Christmas gifts last year. I recall gobbling those right up but had since forgotten about them. That extra bit of saltiness triggered some memory that chocolate would be the cure, as it usually always is. Candy canes also seemed like an excellent addition. It was a lightbulb moment and voilà these Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Pretzel Crisps were born.
Seeing how Pretzel Crisps already came up with this combo, it's nothing new. But, these are super easy and immensely satisfying to make. Another bonus point is that you can control how much chocolate and crushed candy canes you put on them.
All you need to do is melt some chocolate, crush some candy canes and sift through your Pretzel Crisp bag for the whole pieces. Then, dip, place on a lined baking sheet, and sprinkle with the crushed candy canes.
And if you have extra chocolate, you can drizzle the Pretzel Crisps with the rest of it to make them look extra rustic. It'll look like you spent hours making them when in all reality, it takes about 20 minutes.
Place them in the fridge for a quick drying session. They also keep well stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.
You can check Christmas favors off your list!
Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Pretzel Crisps
Yields: Approximately 24 pieces
This is an approximate recipe so feel free to double, half or quadruple it as you see fit!
24 Pretzel Crisps
½ cup chocolate chips, melted
5 candy canes, crushed
Melt chocolate using a double boiler or by nuking it in a microwave safe bowl at 10 second spurts. Do not burn.
Crush candy canes in a plastic bag to keep from spraying everywhere.
On a lined baking sheet, place half dipped Pretzel Crisps to dry. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Repeat with the remaining pieces.
Drizzle with the extra chocolate if desired.
Place the baking sheet in the fridge for a quick dry.