Pig Candy is a truly versatile ingredient in recipes. You can serve it up whole, add it to cookies, cakes, ice creams and everything in between.
This time I decided to make a fun pretzel with it.
Super simple easy and absolutely bad for you deliciousness. You can make it as spicy as you would like. This time I traded the chipotle powder for 1/2 cup Piri Piri hot sauce. It was a good change and I really liked the results.
- 2 lbs pig candy (finely chopped)
- 2 cups Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips (or substitute dark chocolate) melted
- 1 bag Great Value Honey twist pretzels 283gr
I used my food processor to chop the pig candy. To prevent the pig candy from sticking to the blades spray them with Great value butter flavored cooking spray prior to using.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or microwave.
I used Great Value Honey pretzel twists. Readily available at Walmart. When I went shopping for the pretzels the GV brand was the only kind that had the least amount of broken twists in the bag.
Line all the pretzel twists on a piece of parchment. Discard any broken pieces. (Or have a husband who loves pretzels take them away)
Get all your ingredients lined up and lay down an additional piece of parchment paper on a baking tray. Dip the pretzel twist end in the chocolate sprinkle on the pig candy bits and lay them on the parchment. Repeat until all of the pretzels are covered. Chill to set the chocolate.
Salty, sweet, smoky and crunchy – these are highly addictive treats. Great for giving at Christmas or anytime. One bag of the pretzels was plenty to fill an entire tray.