Recipe: Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Peanuts… Best Ever!

Feb 14th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

I just added to my ‘Best Ever File’ with a chocolate, peanut and pretzel candy that my dad’s wife introduced to me.  And one of the things that makes it a ‘bestever’ recipe is how easy it is.  Before Christmas, she asked me to put it together for her because she has a weak right arm that hurts a lot when she uses it against pressure, ie the pressure of stirring or lifting heavy pans in the kitchen.  

I looked at this recipe and the ingredients she put out for me and was very sorry she had chosen to use milk chocolate chips rather than the good old fashioned semi-sweet chocolate chips.  However I made this candy using her recipe and her ingredients and I have to confess, this is one of the best and easiest candy recipes I’ve EVER made.  I’ve made it twice since for her and she has made it two or three times herself,  in spite of her weak arm.  It’s no longer a Christmas candy recipe, but is one she will probably keep in her refrigerator most of the time.  I can’t do that because I can’t stop eating it.  In fact, one day she wanted to send a small container home with me and I had to refuse because I told her I would eat it until it was gone.  I asked her to keep it in her fridge and I would eat it at her house.

She made the mistake of sending some home with my brother-in-law, who put  it in our ‘communal’ refrigerator….and you guessed it!   Within a couple of days he was asking where the candy went.  So here is the BEST EVER CHOCOLATE PRETZEL PEANUT CANDY

1 16 oz pkg of any chip:  milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate or white. 
1-2 cups small pretzels, slightly broken
1-1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
Melt the chips,  add the pretzels and peanuts, (I added pretzels and peanuts until I liked the looks of it!) stir.  Spread into a greased pan, put in the freezer for 1/2 hour,  turn out of the pan, break apart into bite sized pieces and enjoy.  The chocolate does melt quickly on the fingers, so it needs to be stored in the fridge.

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