Last month I got the opportunity to go to Hershey, PA and learn all about the magic that goes on behind the scenes at Hershey. I was absolutely amazed! The story of Milton Hershey and the Milton Hershey School is fascinating…and as a bonus, I also got to eat my weight in chocolate.
But one of my favorite parts of the trip was filming some videos (coming your way soon!) about baking using some of Hershey’s new products. All the recipes I used were classics from the Cookie Headquarters for Hershey’s Kitchens. It was a good reminder that some of the best recipes are the classics.
I usually try to come up with recipes that are different or something you might not have seen a hundred times already, but sometimes the classics call to me anyways. There are certain things during the Holidays that will always stay the same. They show up every year and really make me feel like the holidays are here!
Like Dirty Dancing or Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, somethings are best left untouched. Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Blossoms are some of those items that really should be left alone. No matter what new spin you put on them, the classic recipe is still my favorite.
The same could be said for chocolate covered pretzels with crushed peppermint on them. I make them every year and they are always perfect just as they are! With the bright cheery colors and the sweet, salty, minty mix of flavors…they just can’t be beat! Plus they don’t require a lot of time…or an oven!!
Peppermint & Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
1 16 oz bag pretzels
1 12 oz bag Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips or Hershey's Premier White Chips
6 candy canes, crushed
Cover counters with parchment paper.
In microwave-safe container, microwave Hershey's chips at half power for 1 minute. Stir throughly. Continue to microwave and stir at 30 second intervals until smooth and completely melted.
Dip half of pretzel in melted Hershey's chocolate and allow excess to drip off and then place on parchment paper. Quickly sprinkle pretzels with crushed candy canes.
Let pretzels cool for 30 minutes, or until chocolate hardens. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
Disclaimer: I’m happy to be a part of the Hershey’s ‘Baker’s Dozen‘. I love their products and love getting to share fun ways to use them! All opinions expressed are my own.