Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Behold! I am a candy maker.

Willy Wonka should give me that Golden Ticket and a job (and let me run around in the huge room with the candy teacups and the chocolate river because SERIOUSLY).

So it all began this evening as I was standing in front of the pantry eating chocolate chips out of the bag and I thought, "This is just sad", so I went about trying to find a more dignified way to get my chocolate fix. After I did some investigating into the pantry and discovered pretzels and pecans, I had a moment of divine inspiration - a.k.a What Would Ina Garten Do? - and I decided to combine the three ingredients to create a salty-sweet snack. Here is the recipe:

*Besides pretzels, chocolate chips, and pecans, you will need two glass bowls, a knife, a spatula, a cookie sheet, and some waxed paper. And a microwave and a refrigerator.

-Chop the pecans and put them in one bowl (you might have to repeat this step a few times).

-Dump half the bag of chocolate chips in one of the bowls and microwave at 15 second intervals, stirring between each nuking period, until chocolate is totally melted. This is Ina's easy way to temper chocolate :)

-Dip half of each pretzel in the chocolate, then dip it again into the chopped pecans.

-Lay the candy (woo hoo!) on the waxed paper on the baking sheet, and refrigerate until solid.

So you're probably like, "Whatever, my grandma could do that with her eyes closed", but I am proud that I came up with this recipe all by myself. Now I am off to spoil my dinner.

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