Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Pretzels—use your Instant Pot as a double boiler to melt chocolate and keep it warm and melty while you dip pretzels. I’ll never melt chocolate another way again!
Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Pretzels
This time of year it’s fun to dip stuff in chocolate. Marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, cinnamon bears, nuts…I’m a fan of it all. Using your Instant Pot as a double boiler is a great way to melt the chocolate and then keep it warm and melty as you dip, dip, dip until your heart’s content. The Instant Pot keeps the chocolate the PERFECT temperature the entire time that you are dipping. I think that it’s much easier to use than the stove top method or the microwave method because the Instant Pot is placed on the counter and your parchment or waxed paper is placed right next to it. This leads to much less mess and it’s very convenient.
Because some things are just easier to show you than write I made a video. Watch my tutorial on how to make chocolate covered pretzels using your Instant Pot…
What type of chocolate is best for dipping pretzels?
As mentioned in the video I used dark chocolate for my pretzels because that’s how I roll. I know many people love using milk or white chocolate for pretzels and that is great too. If you use white chocolate you may need to double dip the pretzels. Dip the pretzels once and then let them dry. Then dip them another time to ensure they get really coated and covered completely. White chocolate, which I usually think is too sweet, works well with pretzels because they are salty.
Can I used chocolate chips for dipping pretzels?
I used the Ghiradelli melting wafers that are made specific for melting and dipping. However you can use chocolate chips. I would suggest adding in 1 tablespoon of shortening or vegetable oil with the chips. This will give you the desirable glossy finish. Chips won’t look like they are melting because they are designed to hold their shape. So stir a lot. This time of year it’s easy to find melting chocolate and it is often on sale. This would be my preferred choice but in a pinch chips will work too.
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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Use your Instant Pot as a double boiler to melt chocolate and keep it warm and melty while you dip pretzels. I’ll never melt chocolate another way again!
- 10 ounces of melting chocolate (you can use chocolate chips in a pinch)
- Pour 2 cups of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting adjust to “more.”
- Place a glass or metal bowl that sits in/on the Instant Pot without falling in on top of the Instant Pot.
- Add the chocolate into the bowl. Stir every minute until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Turn the Instant Pot to the Keep Warm setting.
- Place a pretzel on a fork. Lower the pretzel into the chocolate. Coat the pretzel in the chocolate. Tap off excess chocolate. Then place the pretzel on a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Repeat until all the chocolate is used.
- Let the pretzels dry. Then place in an airtight container or ziploc bag.
If you use chocolate chips add 1 Tbsp of shortening in with the chocolate chips. This will give a better finish and look and feel of the chocolate.
If you want to use sprinkles, just sprinkle them on before the chocolate hardens.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Instant Pot
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