First step: you got yourself a DIY chocolate covered pretzel kit. Yay! Now, you might have some questions as you go but don't worry, this is a pretty easy DIY project. We include a step-by-step instruction card with your Kit to help you along the way. But, if you really want to perfect your pretzel making craft, here are some tricks that will elevate your chocolate pretzels to the next level (and make them look so pretty and clean!). Learn how to make your own chocolate pretzels like a Fatty Sundays pro with our 5 insider tips!
MELT and stir constantly.
This one's really important! Make sure to melt your chocolate in the microwave for 20-second intervals (not any longer at a time), and stir a lot after each interval. You definitely don't want burnt chocolate, and stirring will help melt it outside of the microwave. You can also use a double boiler, if you have one handy.
DIP with a rubber spoon spatula.
Spatulas shaped like the one above (they're called rubber spoon spatulas) are the best for dipping. Dip the spatula into the melted chocolate so it's covered, then twirl the pretzel in the chocolate. Make sure to leave the tip chocolate-free for easy handling! And don't forget to let the excess chocolate drip back down into the bowl when you're done.
TOP with a teaspoon.
Those little spoons you use for tea and coffee but for pretty much nothing else? You'll want to scour your house for those, as they're the best size for the topping. Get a spoonful of the Rainbow Sprinkles or Toffee topping, then sprinkle it onto the chocolate pretzel, twirling the pretzel around to evenly coat it. This part is really fun, and we love the sound the Sprinkles make!
COOL for at least 20 minutes.
Or at least *try* to! The longer in the fridge the better really, unless you like your chocolate all melty and gooey. Make sure you're using a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, so that the pretzels don't stick to the pan.
You did it! You now have your finished chocolate covered pretzels - hooray! They're best on their own, crumbled up in your favorite ice cream, or dunked in Nutella. Share at your own risk.
We hope you have loads of fun with this no-frills, stay-at-home activity this summer. And remember, we have milk, dark and white chocolate pretzel Kits available, as well as gluten free Kits (with mini gluten free pretzels included).
Do you have any other tips to share? Let us know, and we'll add them to our list!