How Much Chocolate Needed To Make 200 Pretzel Rods?
How much chocolate needed to make 200 pretzel rods?
I am looking to make some chocolate dipped pretzel rods for my baby shower, but I'm not sure how much chocolate to buy. I would prefer to use candy melts rather than chocolate chips. What do you recommend?
Thanks in advance.
You can use either chocolate chips or candy melts when making chocolate covered pretzels. Either will do, so as long as you prefer the taste of the candy melts, go ahead and use them.
In fact, you can use various colors to get really creative and decorative. You can dip them in one color and drizzle contrasting colors over the top, etc.
Of course, there is always the option of using chocolate pretzel molds if you want specific decorations or characters on the pretzels. There is a nice range of chocolate pretzel molds to choose from.
Regarding how much chocolate you'll need for 200 pretzels is another question entirely. It will really depend on the size of the pretzels that you use, how much of the pretzel you dip, and how thick you coat the pretzels.
I'm trying to recall the last time I made chocolate dipped pretzel rods and I can't remember about how many pretzel rods I managed per pound.
My best suggestion would be for you to go ahead and get some chocolate and pretzels for testing purposes. You can melt half a pound (or a pound) of chocolate and see how many pretzels you can manage to cover.
Once you've determined that, you can just do the math to figure out how many pounds you'd need to make 200 chocolate covered pretzel rods.
Keep in mind that the thinner the chocolate is, the further it will go. So, if you keep it warm (without burning or overheating) as you go along you'll be able to cover more pretzels with less chocolate.
Do me a favor? Once you DO figure out how many pretzels you are able to dip per pound, come back and let us know so that the next person who comes along asking this question can be directed here to your report and that will be a great help. :~)