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.
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)
Bowls (microwave safe)