It's really quite simple. Melt some good quality chocolate chips with a little bit of vegetable oil or shortening, dip in your rods and roll in your sprinkles or toppings. We were doing this on a grand scale of 50 women at one time, so we melted a giant 10-pound bag of chocolate chips from Costco into our crock pot.
|Ten pounds of melted chocolate.... you are welcome. (Try not to lick the screen)|
|Toppings, just ready for dippin'|
For pretzel rods you want to buy the large ones, they come in a bag (usually in the chips section) but you have to watch out when you are buying them and try to find bags without any broken ones inside.
|We found large paper plates worked good for each person to have their own "space" in which to create their dips|
|Dipped pretzel rods, fresh from the chocolate pond|
Be sure to leave around 1/3 of the end not dipped for the "handle". The dipping and dunking was the most fun we had that night. Everyone loved the variety of toppings as well. Because of our time constraints (a little over an hour) we ended up chilling ours in the big church fridge, so we could get to the cute packaging in time.
|Imagine an unsuspecting church goer opening this baby up and finding liquid-dipped GOLD!|
|just a few bucks and cute packaging is yours|
|Who would not LOVE to get this as a little Valentine's thank you or pick me up?|
So there you have it. Just a few ingredients and a fun and yummy craft is within your arsenal. This works great for any holiday by the way, just change out the colors of the toppings and the cellophane bags. Enjoy and have a very happy Valentine's day.