Frugal Gift Idea — Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I am not much of a baker.  Instead, Emily and I did some holiday “baking” by making chocolate covered pretzels.  There is no measuring required, and they are always delicious.  Wrap in cellophane bags and tie with ribbon for a great (and frugal) gift!

To make chocolate covered pretzels, you will need:
  1. 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 4 spoonfuls of shortening
  3. 1 package of pretzel rods
  4. cookie sheet
  5. wax paper
Melt the chocolate and shortening in a double broiler.  Once the chocolate has melted, spoon over the pretzel rod.  Transfer to a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Repeat for as many pretzels as you can fit on the cookie sheet and then place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to harden.
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  1. Shooting Stars Mag says

    oh wow, this looks so yummy!!!!

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