1 (4-ounce) package white chocolate baking bars, broken into pieces
1 (16-ounce) package hard peppermint candies, finely crushed and divided (about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
How to Make It
Combine first 4 ingredients in a 4-quart slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW 2 hours. Stir chocolate mixture; add 1 1/4 cups crushed peppermint candies and peppermint extract, stirring well to coat.
Drop pretzel mixture by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candies evenly on pieces before they set. Let stand until firm.
Holiday Gift: These pretzels, with their festive candy coating, make great gifts around the holidays. Place the peppermints in a zip-top freezer bag, and crush with a rolling pin. Take your time when crushing the peppermints--you don't want large pieces or fine crumbs.
This recipe didn't work for me. My crock pot, set on low, browned the white chocolate mixture. And the mixture was so thick that it wouldn't stick nicely to the pretzels. I've made similar recipes (using the microwave) with great results - I would opt for another recipe over this one.
I made this in December. It was so delicious. The only thing I changed was I used 1 bag of peppermint baking bits instead of the peppermint candy. The baking bits just melted, and gave it a reddish color. Perfect for a Holiday sweet to give to your neighbors or friends. I also used pretzel twists instead of the nuggets. I just broke them up a bit. I'm making this again tonight, but for Valentine's Day! I'm missing the baking bits, but I did add the 1/2 tsp peppermint extract. I hope it will be just as good.
Can anyone tell me if this recipe would work with the dark chocolate. My family prefers the dark, but I do not want to ruin the recipe (and money spent on all that chocolate) if it is not feasible to use the dark. Thanks for any help out there.
This treat is rich and festive! I chose not to include the peppermint candy, and opted instead to sprinkle the pretzel clusters with red sugar sprinkles (I wanted a HINT of peppermint, not too much). Also, I used traditional pretzel twists and spread them out across the wax paper, since I felt the pretzel nuggets wouldn't give me the distribution I wanted (little bit of pretzel, lots of chocolate). The result was delicious, my husband could not keep his hands off long enough for the treats to harden! I will certainly be distributing these treats around the office as Christmas gifts.
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