Sunday, October 4, 2015

Chocolate Covered Snacks

October, to me, is a start of baking and making a lot of something sweeter. For this month, I'd like to post easy sweets, starting of with chocolate covered snacks.

So think about it, what exactly are in those prepackaged snacks that have chocolate covered on them? Are chocolate covered raisins really just chocolate covered the raisins? Are chocolate covered pretzels really just that... chocolate covered pretzels? Nope.

Case in point, this is a copy and paste of ingredients from dark chocolate covered pretzels: Dark Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Milkfat, Milk, Soy Lecithin, Artificial and Natural Flavor), Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Corn Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Barley Malt (Barley, Wheat, Flour, Dextrose), Sodium Bicarbonate.
See, I told you. Do you really wanna eat them for snack? But what if you can make them at home with clean prepackaged foods? And no baking involved. Yes, I said it. No baking!!!
Two products you will need for the chocolate covered snacks. First, find your allergy free chocolate chips. Then find something that you want to cover with chocolate like pretzels, raisins, or nuts. Now let's covered them babies.
Chocolate Covered Snacks
makes as many as you like
1/2 cup or more semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
products such as pretzels, raisins, graham crackers, nuts, or marshmallows
  1. Place a nonstick matt or a parchment paper on the baking pan.
  2. Place about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl.
  3. Microwave it for 30 seconds, then 9 seconds interval until the chocolate is melted. NOTE: You can also melt chocolate chips using a double boiler. I prefer microwaving for speed.
  4. Dip your preferred snacks into the melted chocolate.
  5. Place the chocolate covered snacks on the prepared pan.
  6. Refrigerate them until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. TIP: Freeze them for at least 5 minutes to set the chocolate faster.
  7. Enjoy them for movie snacks, school lunch sweet treats, or just when the chocolate craving hits hard.
STORING: Store these chocolate covered snacks in a container in a fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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