When we first became “poor”, which was 15 years ago this month, I need to find an easy, inexpensive something to make for my Hubby and I to take to work and hand out to our Co-workers.  Since both of us tended to work where there were loads of co-workers, I needed something that wouldn’t break the bank for the 100 or so we needed.  I finally happened upon carmel and chocolate covered pretzel rods at our local Mall.  They ran from $2.50 to $4.00 each.  Looked wonderful, but way too pricey.  So I decided to DIM (do it myself).  They have been a big success and my Hubby has people who anxiously wait for their Pretzel Rod each Christmas.  So here is how I make Pretzel Rods for Christmas remembrance gifts. Let’s get started.

Step 1:

Pretzel Rods (look for the bag with the least breakage, around $2.25/bag for 25-28 rods)
Carmels (get the carmel that is for dipping apples or the little individually wrapped square ones +/- $3/lb.)
Milk Chocolate (get good quality chocolate, not chocolate chips, they are not designed to melt, I look for chocolate meant for chocolate fountains, they really work)
White Chocolate (again get good quality)
Parchment paper
Bowls (microwave safe)
What kind of oil do you recommend using?
Can you make them without caramel or is that the "secret" that makes them so good?
You can make them with out caramel, but they have that salt/caramel thing going when you have caramel. People like them without caramel, yet people LOVE them with caramel. The people my Hubby works with, look forward all year to getting one of these pretzels. So yeah it's the secret! Good luck and thanks for asking.
<p>Thanks for the instructions! I bought everything and will make today or tomorrow!</p>
<p>How far ahead of time can you make these?</p>
<p>Usually a week or two before my hubby needs them. Thanks for asking.</p>
<p>Thanks!! Making them today!! So far so good!!</p>
This is awesome! I loved the way you wrapped them! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!<br>Sunshiine
The wrapping is half the gift. I wish I could hold your hand and teach you all my little secret that make it fun and easy. Thanks for looking.
Now that would make my day! I think I could learn some very fun stuff! I enjoy going the extra mile to give someone a truly wonderful gift from the heart! I hope your Christmas is filled with many delightful surprises ! Sunshiine
Very nice, those look delicious!
<br>They taste as good as they look! Thanks for looking.
I love it! Thanks!

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