Peppermint Pretzel Dippers

Contributed By: Parker


2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
1 package (10 ounces) pretzel rods
40 red and/or green hard mint candies, crushed


1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Break each pretzel rod in half. Dip the broken end about halfway into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Roll in crushed candies. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until set.

Helpful Hints:

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
YIELD: about 4 dozen.
Try dipping them in white candy coating and rolling them in crushed candy canes for variety.
Nutrition Facts
1 pretzel: 75 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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