Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Peanuts

Hey everyone, as promised here is my sweet treat recipe that I’ve been taunting everyone with sharing on FB, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram today. It’s super easy to make, a great snack in the afternoon or after dinner. But first I wanted to share a little tidbit of inspiration for this recipe 🙂 You see, a few weeks ago my Dad left a bottle of unsalted peanuts that he had mixed with chocolate chips in the car…and it was a scorcher of a day too! Naturally you know what happened, the peanuts were completely coated in melted chocolate. Dad was sad that he had forgotten about them being in the car. So that night just as he was about to put the container of peanuts and melted chocolate in the fridge I stopped him and said it would be a pain to get that hard mess out of the bottle later. I assured him I would take care of it.

I lined our 12–inch pizza pan with release foil and poured out the chocolate covered peanuts onto the pan. Spread it out as evenly as possible and placed it in the fridge overnight. The next day I broke it into chunks and put it all in an air tight container, storing it in the fridge to avoid it melting again. And Dad loved it!! Loved it so much he asked me to do that again, only on purpose 🙂 Which now leads us to this yummy treat!

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All you need::

4 cups pretzels
1 cup lightly salted peanuts
16 ounces semi–sweet chocolate chips,melted
1/4 brick + 1 Tblsp of Gulf Wax, grated and melted
1/4 cup white chocolate chips,melted

Melt chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl with 1/4 brick gulf wax. Pour melted chocolate and wax over pretzels and peanuts in a medium size bowl. Stir to coat. Pour out onto a wax paper or release foil lined pan. Spread out into a single layer. A few clumps are ok. This will set up fairly quickly!
In a separate bowl melt white chocolate and the grated 1 tablespoon of gulf wax. Stir to make sure all the chips and wax are completely melted together. Pour into a quart size bag, cut a tiny hole in the bottom corner of the bad and drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels and peanuts.
Leave in the fridge to finish setting up for an hour. Break apart and store in airtight container in the fridge(especially in the summer time).

 

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This was absolutely amazing! Just sweet enough with a nice light touch of salty goodness. Feel free to use any chocolate or flavored chips you prefer. The gulf wax helps to set up the chocolate faster. 100% edible, safe for candy making(we use it every year in our buckeyes and peppermint bark). I plan to make another batch only the next time I will use white chocolate to coat the pretzels and peanuts and drizzle with butterscotch…I love butterscotch!

Let me know what you think and what flavor combinations you use!

Happy Eating!!

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