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 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 spoonfuls of shortening
- 1 package of pretzel rods
- cookie sheet
- 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.