Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels

This is a trial. A REAL trial and error thing. And I'm trying it right now.

I wanted to make chocolate covered pretzels for Mom, she loves them. She's diabetic, sooooo... I figured I'll just melt some Baker's unsweetened chocolate and add Sugar Twin to it. That's what I'm doing now. Adding Sugar Twin, stirring, tasting, adding, stirring, tasting... I think I went wrong when I used THREE squares of chocolate. What do I know!? I never use the stuff! LOL oh... don't use three squares of chocolate. I think one will work fine. I'm also melting it in a glass bowl in the microwave, which is pretty cool, actually.

Time to go stir some more.

OUCH!  It was hot and it burnt my finger.  Added more Sugar Twin and stuck it back into the microwave for 30 seconds again. I've been heating it at 30 second intervals and stirring so the sweetener will dissolve into the chocolate and not be grainy. All the recipes I found on line have you melting chocolate chips and dipping the pretzel into that. Where is the sense of adventure in that! Besides... the chocolate chips have sugar in them. :)

Ok... gotta go get my STUFF outa the microwave again. Stirred, looking good, stuck it back in for 30 seconds. Sounds redundant, huh, doing it over and over again.  Yep...   Still a little grainy and I am not sticking my finger in there to taste it again. Well, yeah! You gotta wash your finger each time or use a clean spoon each time. geeez... Gotta teach the kids that, too, ya know! lol

Why did I think I could do this!? I can't even make fudge! ROFLOL

Ok, ready or not, let the dipping begin!  WAAAY too much chocolate....  I wonder if this stuff is actually going to set up on the pretzels or if the pretzels will be turning into a drippy, chocolate mess. Only time will tell. I do believe that next time I do this, I will search for a sugar free chocolate bar that is sweetened with a sweetener other than sorbitol (it works like Ex-lax), melt it in the microwave and dip those pretzels in that. Yeah... I think I'll do that.

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