Thursday, December 13, 2007

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

This is actually a recipe on how NOT to make white covered chocolate pretzels!

Dad has a meeting to go to tonight and because it's the holiday season, they've asked everyone to bring something fun to share with the group so mom had this great idea to whip up something that she's eaten before but has never made before!

If you've ever had these chocolate covered pretzels (which I haven't because I can't eat chocolate) you know that the combination of the salt and the sweet chocolate is killer good (so mom says!)

So we found this recipe online and mom was thrilled and couldn't wait to get started!
Mom got to work melting the chocolate (or so she thought) in her make-shift double boiler!

She has never dipped strawberries or done any sort of chocolate dipping before and apparently you don't just grab a bag of chocolate chips off the shelf in the baking section of the grocery store and expect them to melt!

Things weren't going well at this point but I scored anyway with lots of broken pretzel bits!

Thank goodness mom didn't get discouraged and she just plowed ahead like a true Airedale would ----- Yeaaaa, mom!

She scooped chocolate on those pretzel babies and sprinkled them with red and green sugars and they look very edible and pretty awesome to me and I told her so but she still told me NO, MAGGIE, you can't have any - not even one!
Okay, okay - you don't have to shout!

So we arranged them all pretty on a plate and dad took them to his meeting! I wonder if they'll get rave reviews? We'll have to let you all know!

The mailman brought us a package today from Koobie! Koobie sent us the most awesome Airedale sticker plus a CD full of wonderful Christmas music!

Thank you so much, Koobie! We listened to your CD while we were eating dinner and it was so enjoyable! Mom said that there were lots of songs on there that she's hasn't heard in quite awhile and all of the Babes in Toyland stuff really made her smile! That was so sweet of you, Koobie. That was a very generous thing that you did! We really appreciate it!

And just to let you all know................. We're getting snow right this very minute! It started about 10AM this morning, and then it turned to sleet (YUK) and now it's back to snow! The weatherman has predicted 6-10 inches and we're hoping it's more on the 10" side! We hope to post pictures of us playing in the snow tomorrow!

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,



Ruby Bleu said...

Those pretzels sure do look yummy. Maybe your mom could make you some with carob on them???

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lacy said...

woofies M n M!!! me glad u goteded me luveded urs!! fank u sooo muchies...and dose pretzels lookies soooooooo my me jus saw on da news that thrawn went to da bridge, me will b back

b safe,
;( a sad lacylulu

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Those pretzels looks yummy...
I hope there's a doggie version of that for you and Mitch soon

~ Girl girl

Gus said...

Mmm Prezzies! I like em dipped in warm cheese. But these look way prettier!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch
Those pretzels look goo to me! Let us know what the people thought about them, ok?
I know how much you like snow. I hope you get a lot!
Enjoy it!
Have a good night

Patience-please said...

Mmmmm, those pretzels look so pretty! What a talented Servant you have, lucky you!
We hope y'all enjoy your snow and don't send it our way, not one flake!
the whippet waggle

Snowball said...

Those chocolate pretzels looks yummy!. I am sure your daddy's friends will like it.


Joe Stains said...

Mom LOVES chocolate covered pretzels, your Mom is brave to make them! Mom also likes yogurt covered pretzels and us doggies can eat those!

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
youw Mom makes the bootifullest looking food evew..I bet she got wave weviews!
Youw kitchen must be heaven
I got no snow again
smoochie kisses

Helios said...

Why can't you eat anything on baking day? It's almost unfair!

Harry said...

Mmm, they sound yummy. Can't we even eat white chocolate? That's not even proper chocolate! Life's tough!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Arooo rooo rooo! Those look mighty tasty! Yummy!

Hope you get lotsa snow and post some photos playing in it. Gabe and I love the snow. Well...I love snow. Gabe is probably the only Newf who is not too fond of it. He's a silly baby brother.

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, those colorful pretzels look yummy! My mommy gonna make some cookies tonight...I can't wait to know what they're gonna be! Nice prezzie from Koobie!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

umekotyan said...

Good evening mitch.
Delicious chocolate pelzlwerk
The cake at Christmas cannot be waited for until Christmas. :)

from loved ume tyan

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Mags, We're getting snow here too. We must be sending it your way. There is going to be a big blizzard on Sunday and we're supposed to get another 30 cm, so brace yourselves! It will probably be warmer where you are, but hopefully you get snow instead of sleet.


The Black and Tans. said...

We started to feel quite hungry reading you post, all that yummy food.

Enjoy the snow when it comes, you are soooooooooooo lucky.

Molly and Taffy

the many Bs said...

those pretzels look so yummy. we wish we could snatch them off of the cookie sheet and run away with them. our mom won't let us eat any chocolate either. bummer.


the many Bs said...

pee ess. Maggie, your beard is looking pawsome. Bailey has the ability to grown a nice beard, but our mom can't stand it at all. she likes moustaches, but not beards. however, yours does look lovely. we liked it when you braided it.


Finni said...

Your mum is sooo clever, those pretzels look delicious. Pity you couldn't have any of the colorful ones.
I hope we're going to get some snow soon - it certainly is cold enough here!

Finni xx

Christaligia said...

yummy!! baking and recipes! I always stand in the kitchen when my mom bakes and hope she tosses me a little something. This morning I got a couple of flakes of her Special K cereal. hehe My mom has a recipe site online if your mom and dad wanna take a peek. She has lots of holiday ideas too there. You can go peek at: or go to another section at: There's something there called "reindeer turds". lol

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Maggie and Mitch,

Come on over to our blog and let us "give" you the spirit of Christmas ball for you to add to your blog and to pass along!

Lotsa woofs and slobbers from your pals,
Bella and Gabe

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey pals, those pretzels look pawsome! I'm sure they'll go down well! J x

Stanley said...

Hey, girl!

Hope there's plenty more pretzel bits where those first ones came from. (You're so helpful in the kitchen. I try to be, but usually end up getting in the way).

I hope you guys get loads of snow. Can't wait to see you guys romping in the white stuff.

Goober love,

Mojo, Digger and family said...

Those pretzels look great! My mum has learnt her lesson - never ever cook something you haven't cooked before to a deadline. Surefire recipe for kitchen-stress.

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Actually, white chocolate probably isn't that bad for you in very small amounts. There's no real chocolate in it :) And you should be able to melt it pretty easily if water doesn't get in it. The microwave is easier than a double boiler.

Myeo said...

Wow, those cookies really look beautiful. Too beautiful to eat.

Boy n Baby