Jingle Bells Chocolate Pretzels

Course : Candy
Serves: 24
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Ingredients:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips -- (hershey
1 cup premier white chips -- (hersheys), divided
1 tablespoon shortening -- plus...
1/2 teaspoon shortening -- (divided)*
24 pieces pretzels -- (3x2 inches) (salted or unsalted
 

Preparation / Directions:

* (do not use butter, margarine or oil) Cover tray with wax paper. In medium microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate chips, 2/3 cup vanilla milk chips and 1 tablespoon shortening. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave at HIGH additional 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are melted when stirred; with whisk, stir vigorously until smooth. With fork, dip each pretzel into chocolate mixture; tap fork on side of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place coated pretzels on prepared tray. In small microwave-safe bowl, place remaining 1/3 cup vanilla milk chips and remaining 1/2 teaspoon shortening. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 15 to 30 seconds or until chips are melted when stirred with whisk; using tines of fork, drizzle across pretzels. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place. About 2 dozen coated pretzels. WHITE DIPPED PRETZELS: Prepare tray as directed above. In medium microwave-safe bowl, place 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips and 2 tablespoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine or oil). Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 2 minutes or until chips are melted when stirred with whisk. Dip pretzels as directed above. In small microwave-safe bowl, place 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1/4 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine or oil). Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds to 1 minute or until chips are melted when stirred; using tines of fork, drizzle across pretzels. Refrigerate and store as directed ab


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