Sunday, July 17, 2011

White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels Rods with a Cinnamon Drizzle

I originally thought about waiting to post this until valentine's day but I couldn't wait. They were so good and came out just the way I wanted. I'm not a big fan of cinnamon candy flavoring, so I wasn't sure if they would taste good. My goal was to give the pretzels a strong vanilla taste with a hint of cinnamon and I think I hit it on the mark. When I tried one I couldn't taste the cinnamon right away, but after a little while I could tell that there was cinnamon in it. Now, remember I don't like cinnamon flavoring so the amount was perfect for me but if you like a stronger cinnamon flavor then you can add more. I hope you enjoy these just as much as I did.

What you will need:
   white candy coating or white chocolate chips
   red candy coating
   cinnamon candy flavoring oil
   small spoons
   a cookie sheet
   wax or parchment paper
   pretzel rods

1. First you'll want to line a cookie sheet with wax paper so that you will have something to the drying pretzel rods on. Next, melt some white candy coating or white chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth.
2. Now, here comes fun part number one. Takea pretzel rod and coat half of it with the white chocolate and lay them gently on the cookie sheet to dry.
3. While the pretzels are drying pour some red candy coating into another bowl and melt them the same way you melted thewhite chocolate. When the red candy is melted add a few drops of cinnamon candy flavoring oil and stir well. You'll want to taste the red mixture to make sure that you are happy with the amount of cinnamon flavoring you put in. If it is too weak for you then you can add some more. Be careful when adding candy flavoring; a little really does go a long way.
4. Next, with a small spoon, ( fun part number two) drizzle the red candy over the white on the pretzels. You'll want to flick your wrist slightly back and forth while adding the red candy. Let them dry completely. I let these dry on the counter for about 15 to 30 minutes. These make great gifts and who doesn't love a candy dipped pretzel rod? Enjoy.

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