Making chocolates with melting wafers is extremely easy - and I’m into easy Big Time! Until I gave the idea more thought, I considered dipping pretzel sticks into melted chocolate and covering them with sprinkles. You know those giant, straight pretzels that are fat as a baby’s arm and look like batons? Gourmet food stores sell them. When they’re dipped in chocolate and covered in candy sprinkles - whew! What a heavy hit of sodium, fat, and calories! Much too much for me! Instead, I thought I’d try to capture the idea of those pretzels with a smaller version of the same treat - and without all that salt.
Bypassing the pretzels in my supermarket’s snack food aisle, I found a whole-wheat snack called Pringles Baked Wheat Stix. I didn’t count the number of sticks in each foil-wrapped packet, but there were plenty. When I read the label, I found salt way down the list of ingredients, which I liked. Unfortunately palm oil - a highly saturated fat - was way up the list, which I didn’t like, so this product will be a rare treat at our house.
Still ... it’s for the holidays! I bought a package and set to work creating! The proportions are up to you, because only you know how many of these you’ll want to make. Served with coffee, tea, and a selection of chocolates, these would be an interesting after-dinner nibble on a holiday table.
White chocolate melting wafers
1 pkg. Baked Wheat Stix
Using a clean, dry, narrow-necked jar, heat a sufficient quantity of white chocolate melting wafers at 60% power in microwave oven, stopping before wafers have fully melted. Stir to melt fully. Dip Wheat Stix into melted chocolate to a depth of about 2 in. Allow excess chocolate to drip back into chocolate in jar. Holding chocolate-dipped stix over a small bowl, shake sprinkles over warm chocolate. Rest each tiny Drumstick on a rack so chocolate can harden and set. Re-melt chocolate as before, reusing sprinkles in bowl. Chill and store Drumsticks in airtight container.
|White chocolate melting wafers|
|I chose these stix over pretzels|
|Dip each stick into white chocolate|
|Pour on the sprinkles!|