We were having a potluck lunch at work, and I signed up for dessert thinking that I would spend some time on Pinterest, and find an impressive and delicious, yet surprisingly easy home baked dessert to make. But by the night before the potluck, on my way driving home, I realized that I had no idea what to make. So, in order to avoid having to make an additional trip out to the grocery store, I decided to stop on the way home. After a quick trip down the baking aisle, I decided that I was going to find some stuff to dip in chocolate. Quick, easy, and delicious… How can you go wrong dipping stuff in chocolate?
So, I picked up some two bite brownies, Oreo cookies, pretzels, and twizzlers.
I melted some chocolate in my double broiler (or my Pyrex bowl that fits over my sauce pan, but double broiler sounds better) I have tried numerous times to melt chocolate right in the sauce pan, but every time I try, it cooks too fast, and goes clumpy, or seizes. So, I filled a saucepan 3/4 the way full with hot water then put a bowl on top, and melted the chocolate in there.
I did the dipping, and Sam was my sprinkles girl.
We dipped a bunch of twizzlers , pretzel sticks, and I still had a lot of leftover chocolate, so I dug up some more pretzels, and kept on dipping until I scraped the bowl clean.
I almost forgot to mention that you should use parchment paper on a cookie sheet to make sure the chocolate doesn’t stick. The chocolate comes right off, and I even can reuse the paper a couple times for stuff like chocolate dipping.
When I finally used up all of that chocolate, I melted some white chocolate chips, and dipped the brownies and Oreo cookies. It actually was pretty easy to do when you are only dipping half of the cookie and you have something to hold on to. I let each cookie sheet cool in the fridge for about an hour before trying to move them.
I put them all on a fancy tray, and voila, instant dessert. Considering by the end of lunch, there were no leftovers, I think they went over pretty well.
Plus, I had some extra pretzels that I just couldn’t fit on the platter, that we had to eat.
Easy peasy! The neat part about these are that you can change the sprinkles according to the season. Red and green sprinkles for Christmas, orange for Halloween, etc.