To make chocolate-dipped pretzels, dip store-bought pretzels in melted chocolate. Chocolate-dipped pretzels can be made using milk, dark, white or semi-sweet chocolate and with salted or unsalted pretzels in any shape. The chocolate for chocolate dipped pretzels can be melted in the microwave or using a double boiler.
To melt chocolate in the microwave, place two 12-ounce bags of chocolate chips or 24 ounces chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for one minute on 50 percent power. Remove bowl from microwave, and stir. Because chocolate does not change shape with microwave cooking, it is impossible to assess whether the chips are melted without stirring. If chocolate is not melted, return to microwave for 15 second increments on 50 percent power, repeating stirring procedure after each increment, until chocolate is melted.
To melt chocolate over a double boiler, fill the bottom pot with 1 to 2 inches of water, and bring to a simmer. Place a heatproof bowl or second pot on top, and add two 12-ounce bags of chocolate chips or 24 ounces chopped chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted. Remove pot from heat.
Use one bag of regular-sized, miniature, or rod-shaped pretzels to dip in melted chocolate. Pretzels can be completely dipped, dipped halfway or drizzled with chocolate. If desired, chocolate-dipped pretzels can be rolled in toppings, such as chopped nuts, colored sugars, crushed cookies or coconut. Set pretzels on foil, wax or parchment paper to allow chocolate to cool and harden before eating.