The easiest homemade chocolate biscuits recipe (chocolate pretzels)
Need a last-minute gift, emergency treat, party snack or easy baking idea for the kids? This 10-minute 2-ingredient chocolate biscuit recipe is it! Otherwise known as chocolate pretzels, they're really just an idea, but they're a brilliant one to have up your sleeve! Delicious, easy and versatile. Get dipping!
3ouncespretzels(between 3 and 4 ounces/85 to 120 grams, depending on type of pretzels and chocolate used)
decorations including extra chocolate for piping, nuts/dried fruit, shredded coconut, sprinkles etc. (optional)
Line a baking tray (or two) with baking paper.
Break the chocolate into a glass jug or small bowl. Microwave on full power for 1½ to 2½ minutes in 30 second bursts until almost totally melted. The length of time depends on the type of chocolate. Stir until fully melted and smooth. Alternatively melt in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Don't let the bowl touch the water.
Drop a few pretzels at a time into the chocolate. Use a spoon or fork to dunk them until they're completely covered in chocolate. Fish out with the spoon/fork and place on the prepared baking tray.
Decorate if you like, then put the tray(s) in the fridge for around 10 minutes or until the chocolate is set. Store in small plastic food bags in the fridge or in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks, or freeze for up to 12 months.
What kind of pretzels and chocolate to use
Any kind you like. Experiment with different types until you find your favourite.
How to melt the chocolate
In the microwave in a glass jug or small bowl in 30-second bursts. 1.5 to 2.5 minutes altogether depending on the type of chocolate. Alternatively, melt in a glass bowl over a bowl of simmering water. Don't let the bowl/chocolate touch the water.
How to dip the pretzels
Dip a few at a time using a small spoon or fork. Use a small spoon to scrape up the last bits of chocolate and drizzle over a few more pretzels!Place on the baking tray and decorate if you like.
How to store
I always keep my 'chocolate biscuits' in the fridge in little Ziploc plastic bags for emergency snacks. They keep for 2 to 3 weeks. Alternatively keep in an airtight container. To give as a gift, package in a clear food gift bag and tie with a pretty ribbon or string. Or line a gift box with baking paper and pile them in.
Freeze in airtight containers for up to 12 months.