Spring is in the air ─ finally! Welcoming April showers, Easter, Passover and a four-day long-weekend, who wouldn’t be in a hopping mood? Without a doubt, I am! And for this chocolate aficionado, there’s no better way to share some edible joy than with everyone’s favourite: chocolate-covered pretzels.
Counting the ways I love chocolate, here’s my triple take for a sweet, salty and crunchy chocolate pretzel fix: chocolaty egg’s nest, sugar-coated chocolate-covered pretzels, and Cadbury chocolate marshmallow pretzel bark. Surely ─ for those in the know ─ these treats are no news. As for me, tackling and creating first attempts in delicious never gets old ─ ‘egg-specially’ when it includes cho-co-la-te!
Joining the fun fare hunt, then, chocolate bunnies get ready! In preparation of this seasonal snack, get your hands on the only basket required ─ shopping ─ and proceed to fill it up with the magic three must-haves: melting chocolate of choice ─ milk, dark or white ─ a bag of pretzel sticks or knots, and Cadbury eggs.
Already a no-bake recipe, there’s better news: no-preheating leaves plenty of time for pre-eating. Possibly getting chocolate egg on one’s face, I gladly take the risk! Chocolate shamelessly tested ─ in good faith, of course ─ I concur: these samples are good, and most definitely shall be used. Now, for the actual steps: place broken pieces of chocolate into a heat-proof bowl, and over a double-boiler; second, dip the pretzels into the melted chocolate; lastly, arrange the chocolate-coated sticks, leaving a concave center, and allow them to cool. Once the nestled chocolaty bundles are set, decorate each pretzel-weaved nest with pastel eggs.
As for additional announcements, here’s what to do with all that extra “egg-xtra”: pour spare melted chocolate over a parchment-lined baking sheet, dot the bark’s surface with pretzels, and then add a few more Cadbury mini eggs. Seemingly lost in a chocolate pool, bunny-tails ─ miniature marshmallows ─ can be used or replaced with other desirable candy toppings. Last but not least, the chocolate-covered knotted twists also follow the same path: dip salt crusted pretzels ─ one-by-one ─ into melted chocolate, and finish by dusting its surface with crystalized sugar. So, there you have it! Three tempting nibble-worthy sweets ─ or as Bugs loves to say, “That’s all folks!”
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