This is written for all those other Brits who, like me, had no idea that such a delicacy existed.
My Eureka moment happened when my best friend Lizzy, brought me back a packet of giant pretzels dunked in dark chocolate from a trip to New York.
Jeesh! Where had they been all my life??! That crunchy, salty, sweet thing that went on in my mouth, was truly a taste sensation! I have since hunted high and low for them in the UK alas, to no avail.
Until I had Eureka moment #2 – how hard could it be to dunk some myself?! (I know, I know, my thought processes are obviously a little slower than everyone else’s right?)
So I bring my UK readers virginal tastebuds, a little snippet of loveliness. Enjoy!
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
1/ Melt a bar of good quality *dark chocolate in a bain marie (or in a bowl over a pan of hot water)
2/ Dunk pretzel in said chocolate, shaking/scraping off excess drips
3/ Let cool on a flat surface covered in baking parchment
When the chocolate has cooled and hardened, bag up or just sit and scoff the lot. I won’t tell anyone :)
*I guess there’s nothing stopping you using any kind of chocolate, but to me, dark chocolate & salt are a winning combo.