Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Wife’s Treats
Although coveting is of the devil blah blah blah, it’s like chocolate (especially for women), we cannot help but indulge every once in a while, at least to some degree (or maybe a lot at certain times lol).
While I hope your man isn’t coveting your neighbor’s wife (if he is call me, I know people ha ha), I bet you are coveting your neighbor’s or someone’s culinary talents.
Admit it, jealous much of your sister’s famous jell-o salad or Grandma’s perfectly soft cookies (I’m still jealous of my grandma , may she rest in peace. Still, I’m convinced she is up there baking up a storm, showing off how delicious her cookies are).
And what about at ward potluck’s? Sister Johnson’s decorative cakes are legendary. For months and months people have talked about and begged for Sister Smith’s pumpkin cookie recipe. Are you sick of being shown up? Are those store-bought treats you try to pass off as homemade goodies simply not cutting the mustard?
Well you, cowboy up and take the bull by the horns. It’s time to create a culinary masterpiece. Ok, maybe it’s not that great, but hey it’s pretty cool. Try dipped pretzels. I know, sounds unimpressive, but these can be so fun and decorative. Even better, they are SO easy to make (If I can make them, trust me anyone can), and they will rave over how beautiful and yummy they are. After all, who can resist that salty and sweet combination? And hello, did I mention these are dipped in chocolate? Mmmmmm chocolate…..sorry be right back.
Ok I have returned. Sorry, this chubby girl can’t pass up anything chocolate (seriously, I think I could eat bugs as long as they were dipped in chocolate).
And pretzels are actually the perfect family night treat. Back around 610 AD, a creative monk made the first pretzel out of leftover unleavened bread for Lent. He used the unique shape to mimic how Christians of the day would pray with their arms folded across their chests. He used these as a treat for the children to recite their prayers. Take that Sister Jones, you and your devil’s food cook ain’t got nothin’ on my practically ‘sacred’ chocolate-dipped pretzels.
To make this twisted treats you will need:
- Pretzels (shocking I know…I like the big fat kind, not because they remind me of me, but because its less work and I’m lazy. I also like the pretzels rods. Rods – Ha! Another religious reference. I’m so a spiritual giant)
- Chocolate (I use almond bark, but you can use chocolate chips if you add a little vegetable oil. I actually use chocolate chips for drizzling on top but whatevah you like)
1. Melt chocolate in the microwave no more than 60 seconds at a time. Stir and reheat until fully melted.
2. Dip pretzels in chocolate and place on waxed paper.
3. Add sprinkles, chopped nuts, chopped candy cane or any topping as desired (get creative!)
4. If desired, double dip, not skinny dip, but double dip. Yum!
5. Enjoy! (Try to save some for the party though)
- 10 Commandments (lol)
- Prayer (you know the whole pretzel arms thing…you know the part above you totally skimmed over. I’m so onto you…)
Holly Holt (aka Chubby Intern)email@example.com