So there I was trying to tell myself that I really didn’t need a snack while thinking about what I could make with the mini pretzels sitting in my pantry. I bought them because they were really little and I can’t resist cute things. The debate in my head with myself and myself came down to salty or sweet. The other challenge was the lack of ingredients I had to work with. I swung open the fridge doors and did what my children have done for years….stood there and stared. The thing about standing in front of your fridge not knowing what the hell you’re looking at is comparable to staring up at the sky looking for Uranus. So here’s what I found on my very sparse shelves… plain yogurt and blueberry yogurt. I knew I could figure this out and here’s what transpired next, which if I do say so myself, turned out to be pretty spectacular.
- 1 bag miniature pretzels
- 1 cup melting chocolates ( I used white)
- ½ cup each, blueberry & vanilla yogurt
- 5 cups confectioners sugar
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl.
- In two other separate bowls, mix 2½ cups confectioner's sugar into each flavored yogurt by hand.
- Add in melted chocolate and stir well.
- Using tongs or tweezers dip the pretzels, one at a time, into the frosting and place them on a wire cooling rack (place a cookie sheet under the wire rack to catch the excess frosting that will drip from the pretzels).
- Once all pretzels are coated, turn your oven off and place the wire rack and cookie sheet in, leaving the oven door slightly open. The excess heat will help the frosting dry without leaving the pretzels soggy.
- Allow frosting to harden for 3-4 hours, remove from oven, and store in an airtight container.
By the way, like my tongs?
They belonged to a lovely older gentleman who had a whoop load of amazing vintage wares he no longer needed. I promised him that his treasures would go to good use. Back to the pretzels…place a baking sheet under the wire rack to catch the excess frosting that will drip from the pretzels. Once all pretzels are coated, turn your oven off and place the wire rack and baking sheet in, leaving the oven door slightly open. The excess heat will help the frosting dry without leaving the pretzels soggy & gross. Allow frosting to harden for 3-4 hrs, remove from oven, and store pretzels in an airtight container for up to 3 days or how ever long they will last in your house….mine are gone within the hour.