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Web's Best Recipe for Chocolate Pretzels

Chocolate pretzels? What a concept! This recipe will delight any sweet tooth or please any chocolate lover.

For those special occasions when nothing but the best will do, try using a wonderfully special ingredient or two.

For example, to enhance the vanilla flavor in the icing for your chocolate pretzels, replace the vanilla extract with 1/2 a Madagascar Vanilla Bean.

Trivia: Did you know that vanilla beans are produced by climbing orchids?

#1: Chocolate Pretzels Recipe

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa
2 c flour; unbleached, unsifted

Cocoa Frosting

2 tbsp cocoa
1 1/4 c confectioners' sugar
2 tbsp butter or margarine; melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

Cream 1/2 cup butter and the sugar until light.
Beat in the egg, vanilla, and milk.
Sift cocoa and flour.

Mix into butter mixture until thoroughly blended.

Chill dough until firm enough to handle (about 30 minutes).

Shape pretzels:
Using 2 T dough, roll a rope about 12 inches long between your hands. Make a loop about 1 1/2 inches in diameter by crossing the ends, leaving 1-inch tails. Flip the loop down over the crossed ends. Press firmly into place.

Place pretzels on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 10 minutes.


Mix cocoa and confectioners' sugar. Gradually stir in butter and vanilla. Thin with milk if required. Spread cooled pretzels with Cocoa Frosting. Make 2 dozen.


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#2:Quick Recipe for Chocolate Pretzels

24 pretzels
7 ozs melted milk chocolate: Optional but recommended: use a gourmet baking chocolate in your recipe chocolate pretzels.
1 c semisweet chocolate discs -- melted

Melt chocolate bar and disks in a medium saucepan over low heat. Place pan in hot water to maintain dipping consistency. Dip pretzels into chocolate. Allow to drip. Place on waxed paper.

Decorate by sprinkling your pretzels with crushed candy, or as desired.

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