I made these chocolate covered pretzel rods for my daughter's teachers at school. You can get creative with these. Have you ever seen how much these gourmet pretzels sell for? Well let me just tell you, they are about $35 for half a dozen. That's right, you only get 6 pretzels. Crazy! You can use a good quality chocolate or just use chocolate bark, which is readily available in the grocery stores this time of year.
All you need to make these are:
1 package pretzel rods
various toppings - I used crushed candy canes, crushed Heath bars, Christmas sprinkles
Other good toppings are mini M&M's, mini chocolate chips (any flavor), drizzle of chocolate in contrasting color, crushed salted peanuts.
Melt the chocolate and let it cool for a few minutes so it will stick to the pretzel better. Work in small batches of chocolate as it dries quickly. You can either put your coatings on parchment paper and roll the chocolate pretzel in it, or you can sprinkle it onto the pretzel. Lay the pretzels on a parchment lined cookie sheet until chocolate is set. Package them up pretty and share them with your family and friends. Enjoy!