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chocolate covered pretzels (Makes about 20)
You can improve on just about anything by covering it with chocolate! For a tasty combination of salty and sweet, try dipping pretzel logs or any other shape of pretzels. The higher quality chocolate you use, the tastier they will be, but don't be afraid to use whatever you can find in your budget.

1 bag of pretzel logs
16 ounces of the chocolate of your choice - you can use dark,
semi-sweet, white, or a combination
various decorations, candies, sprinkles, ground nuts, toasted coconut; the possibilities are endless here

Double boiler or microwave safe bowl (the bowl should be large enough to hold all the chocolate, but keep in mind it will loose some volume when it melts and if you use a smaller bowl it will be easier to coat the pretzel logs)
wax paper lined baking sheet

Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. If you use the microwave method, cook for 30-second intervals stirring between each one, until chocolate is melted smoothly. Dip each pretzel log into the chocolate and spoon chocolate over to cover the whole pretzel except for a couple of inches at the top. Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl (you might have to shake it a little), then sprinkle desired topping all around the pretzel. Lay the coated pretzel down on the wax paper covered baking sheet to set up (you can put them in the refrigerator to speed this process, if you wish). If the chocolate gets too thick to work with, put it back in the microwave for about 15 seconds, or place it back on the double boiler and stir until it melts down again.

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