Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee

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This dessert recipe idea for chocolate covered pretzels is a great idea when you are craving something sweet, and makes for an excellent gift idea for any occasion. With salty pretzels, buttery toffee and semi-sweet or dark chocolate, this simple dessert recipe is easy to make. The layers in this recipe are the perfect combination, and a recipe you will want to make again and again. This dessert recipe will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks if you don't eat it before that. The nice thing about this recipe idea is that you don't need a candy thermometer, so it's easier to make than you might think. The only special tools or equipment that you will need is a brown paper bag.

For this quick dessert recipe, you can use either semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate as an ingredient to cover the pretzels. When you use dark chocolate, you are making a healthier choice as dark chocolate is rich is antioxidants which may help to get rid of free radicals in the body. Dark chocolate also has cocoa phenols which may help to lower blood pressure. But just because dark chocolate is good for you, you want to remember to eat it in moderation as this ingredient is high in calories and added sugar. Dark chocolate is full of healthy antioxidants. Antioxidants which help to free your body of free radicals, which can cause oxidative damage to cells. Free radicals are something that is associated with the aging process and may be a cause of cancer, so eating foods and ingredients that are high in antioxidants can help protect you from different types of cancer along with helping to slow down the signs of aging. Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which has been shown to help strengthen tooth enamel. That means when you eat dark chocolate, unlike most other types of sweet treats, may help to lower your risk of getting cavities, when you also practice proper dental hygiene like brushing your teeth and flossing afterwards. Theobromine is also a mild stimulant; that is not as strong as caffeine. It may help to suppress coughs. Dark Chocolate is also high in vitamins and minerals that may help support you healthy. Dark Chocolate contains the vitamins and minerals of copper, potassium, magnesium, and iron. The copper and potassium in dark chocolate may help prevent against stroke and cardiovascular ailments. The iron in dark chocolate may help to protect against iron deficiency anemia, and the magnesium in chocolate may help to prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Thank you to Mary at Barefeet in The Kitchen for sharing this chocolate covered pretzel recipe idea. This is just one of the simple dessert recipes you will find on the Barefeet In The Kitchen recipe site. You will find dessert recipes along with a wide variety of main dish, side dish, appetizer recipes and so much more. The recipes are easy to understand with simple ingredients that you will recognize. **

Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee From Barefeet In The Kitchen
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, water, kosher salt, vanilla, small pretzels, dark chocolate chips.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 equally cut servings. * Per Serving: Calories 300, Calories from Fat 176, Total Fat 19.5g 30%, Saturated Fat 12.6g 63%, Cholesterol 44mg 15%, Sodium 295mg 12%, Potassium 57mg 2%, Carbohydrates 30.4g 10%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 24.2g, Protein 1.9g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 3%, Iron 2%

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