Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

My kitchen tip this week is what to do with left-over chocolate. LOL That just makes me laugh & say, "Who in the world has left-over chocolate?" LOL
Well, I usually do have a teeny-tiny bit left-over dipping chocolate after I've dipped our peanut butter balls. I only had a small bit, maybe one-forth a cup. It was not enough to do much with, but way too much to just lick the pan. LOL!!!
So, the thing to do is pull out a plate full of pretzels & drizzle the chocolate over them. Don't go through the hassle of dipping each & every pretzel, just drizzle some.
I lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper & then lined the pretzels up close together & then drizzled with a spoon.

That's quite a few pretzels for just 1/4 cup of chocolate. Yummmmmmm.....here's a close-up:
Once they've hardened you can break them into 2 or 3 pretzel pieces. They looked really nice on the plate with peanut butter balls & Claire's Vanilla Nut Toffee Cookies.

You could also just add any chopped ingredient to the melted chocolate (nuts, crushed candy canes, etc...) & pour it onto some waxed paper to make a small amount of 'bark'. But I think the chocolate stretches further to drizzle the pretzels.

You can see more Kitchen Tip Tuesdays at Tammy's Recipes.


Mrs. Mordecai said...

That's a great idea!

Lori said...

This is a good idea!

Sonshine said...

Your tray of goodies looks yummy!

I have done that before with pretzels! I have also done it with saltine crackers. I lined the saltine crackers on a pan put peanut butter on the saltine crackers and then spread/drizzled the leftover chocolate on them. Then stuck them in the freezer to harden then broke them apart for a nice little treat. :)

BarbaraLee said...

You could have mixed some nuts & chex cereal in there and made blobs.

shopannies said...

your plate of goodies look delicious.

Lynn said...

I love this idea! So simple yet so clever. Thank you for sharing :)