Chocolate-Covered Pretzel “Wands”


Chocolate-covered pretzel “wands” almost feel like a cop-out post, because they’re easy to make and simple to veganize… you just have to make sure your pretzel rods and chocolate chips are vegan. However, I’ve added a special twist to regular ol’ chocolate-covered pretzels: clear sugar sprinkles on the end to make them look like they’re casting a spell. I also sprayed the ends with silver food spray paint (found at a craft store in the cake decorating section) to make them shimmer.

20 pretzel rods
1/2 C chocolate chips
2 tsp vegetable shortening
Clear sugar sprinkles, edible glitter, or turbinado or demerara sugar

If you don’t have a double boiler, fashion a makeshift one by putting water inside a medium-large pot and putting another, slightly smaller pot inside. Melt chocolate and shortening in the smaller pot over medium-low heat, stirring often.

Dip one end of each pretzel rod in the chocolate, twirling to make sure all sides are covered. Gently dip the tip in the sugar and place on wax paper to set. Repeat for each pretzel rod.

Optional: Once set, spray the ends with silver food color mist.



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