Salty and sweet?

It’s frustrating if you find yourself wishing to buy particular products that are unavailable because of high demand or worse still, because they don’t exist.  I’ve found the latter to be almost unbearable and being a resourceful young man, I often resolve the situation by making things myself.

A few years ago, Nestle brought out chocolate covered pretzels in the UK.  They were a flop, but they won my undying love.  Salty and sweet at the same time, they had the same qualities that drew me to peanut butter (another food that seems to polarize opinion).  Needless to say, the packets of salty awesomeness began to dwindle on local shelves and it wasn’t long before I was forced to take matters into my own greedy hands.

I find that these chocolate covered pretzels last only a matter of hours because they are very easy to munch on.  Today I dunked some in melted white chocolate (because it’s what was in the cupboard), but I adore dark chocolate and would sooner use that to coat the pretzels.  I used giant pretzels and laid them out on baking paper, but the normal sized pretzels are great too.  You can throw a load into a bowl of melted chocolate and gently fold them into the silky sweet fun!  Great for sharing?  No!  I can’t think of anything worse!

A half dunk looks cool.
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2 thoughts on “Salty and sweet?

  1. Do you know a recipe to make this – to make your own chocolate… or would you recommend just melting chocolate?

  2. I always use a bar of shop bought chocolate. The reason I didn’t post a recipe is because I couldn’t really call it a recipe. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine: I melt chocolate and either dunk or submerge pretzels in it. I then lay the pretzels on baking paper and put them in the fridge to set. Then I peel them off the paper and proceed to devour them. I know, I’m ashamed of myself. Pick your favourite chocolate and go for it! 🙂

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