Sunday, October 12, 2008

Molded Chocolate Pretzel Rods

Such a fun and easy yummy craft for Halloween. Fun for kids, but different enough that Mom won't get bored either. Since the molds are only $1.99, I would suggest buying a couple, so that you can be making more while the others harden in the fridge/freezer.
Ingredient list-
Chocolate pretzel molds
Molding Chocolate- white and brown
Oil base food color
Pretzel rods
Pastry bag
Small (#2-#3) round cake tip

Step 1-
Melt chocolate in either a double boiler, or on half power in the microwave. If using microwave, be VERY careful not to burn your chocolate, cook for no longer than 30 seconds at a time, and stir lots!!
(I prefer the double boiler method, its easier to protect from scourching and you can keep as much as you need always melted on the stove.)
Step 2-
Color the chocolate using the oil food color, separate a small amount of white into a bowl and color. Doing one color at a time so that your chocolate doesn't harden in your bowl.
Step 3-
Attach the small cake tip to the disposable bag, and fill with your colored chocolate.
Step 4-
Fill in the details with the chosen color, continue these steps until you have your figure ready. Making sure not to fill to full with chocolate that your pretzel will stick out to far.
Step 5-
Add pretzel rod on top of warm chocolate
Step 6-
Fill in areas around and over pretzel rod, to secure in place.
Step 7-
To acheive a high glossy finish, place in freezer or fridge until solid.
(detailed pictures to come!!)


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