Sunday, December 11, 2011

dark chocolate pretzel clusters

hagensborg Friday, the temperature high was forecast to be 9C (48F)...brr.

As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to try it...Ellie Krieger's Dark Chocolate Pretzel Clusters.

Only 2 ingredients...easy and yummy!

elliepretzel Dark Chocolate Pretzel Clusters from "Comfort Food Fix" by Ellie Krieger : makes 12 clusters

4 ounces any shape thick-style salted pretzels (113 grams)
6 ounces dark chocolate (60%-70%), chopped (170 grams)

Crush your pretzels to about 1/4-inch pieces, you should end up with about 2 cups of pretzels.
On a double boiler, melt your chocolate.
Stir in your pretzels and coat well.
Scoop tablespoon-sized mounds onto a parchment paper.
Cool in fridge for about 20 minutes.
Serving size: 1 cluster

NOTES: I bought a small bag of pretzels and adjusted the proportions...in my case, I used 56 grams of pretzels and 84 grams of chocolate.

I used that chocolate bar above made by Hagensborg, a slightly acidic bar which was also kind of creamy. And I also added about 20 grams of 60% Ghiradelli chocolate chips.

I didn't crush my pretzels, just broke the pretzels in half....I ended up with 7 clusters.

The salty-sweet combination is really delicious and hard to stop at one cluster.

11 comments:

Paz said...

all of a sudden, i feel like eating these. ;-)

Lizzy said...

Oh, I love chocolate covered pretzels...a tin of these would make a lovely holiday gift. That is, if I didn't eat them all first :)

K said...

Yum I love chocolate and pretzels! Have you ever had a chance to try the ones at Trader Joe's?

Japan Australia said...

A great idea! Salted pretzels and Dark chocolate, is there a better combination and contrast :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

come over Paz, I'll share :)

I agree Lizzy :)

no I haven't K, I wish we had a TJ here or in Hawaii :)

Thanks J-A!

Take care everyone.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Snack time at Kat's!

K and S said...

bring your cookies over Rowena ;)

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

That salty-sweet combination is my favorite. Yum! ;-)

K and S said...

recipes don't get easier or yummier than this Deb :)

Take care.
Kat

jalna said...

Ooohhh I love a creamy chocolate . . . and pretzels! Yummmm!!

K and S said...

definitely a great combo Jalna :)

Take care.
Kat