nutella covered pretzels for halloween
i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again, i’ll even scream it from the roof top – i LOVE nutella! for a fun halloween snack, i decided to try my hand at nutella covered pretzels. normally, one of my favorite snacks is dipping a pretzel rod straight into the jar. this time however, i decided to get a little fancy and try to dip them and then decorate them for halloween!!
i wasn’t sure if it was going to work – i couldn’t find any recipes to help, other than those involving chocolate instead of nutella. what i ended up doing was putting about a cup of nutella into a tall glass so that dipping would be easier. i then microwaved it twice for 30 second intervals, stirring after each. the texture at this point was perfect (although all i wanted to do was add some milk or ice cream and drink it straight from the glass – screw the pretzels!).
i had my toppings laid out on separate plates for rolling, after i had dipped the pretzels in the nutella. one thing i would advise would be to hold the dipped pretzel for a minute or so before rolling it in your toppings so that the nutella can set a bit and not melt onto your topping plate.
i laid the topped pretzels onto a drying wrack before putting them into the fridge to harden, but i would put them straight onto a cookie sheet instead, then into the fridge – mine came out with indentations on the back from the wrack 😦 as for toppings, you can use whatever your heart desires… nuts, candy, sprinkles (these may work better than the colored sugar), crushed oreo, or even a drizzling of royal icing! get creative, and enjoy them because this combo of nutella and pretzels will rock your world, i promise!!