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Heart Shaped Chocolate Dipped Soft Pretzels

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. For the Dough:
  2. In a medium bowl combine the water, yeast, sugar, and salt; let sit for 5-8 minutes, or until foamy.
  3. In the body of a stand mixer using the hook attachment add the flour, butter, and foam mixture and beat on medium speed for 12 minutes, allowing the hook to knead the dough.
  4. Cover the dough with a warm, moist towel, and let rise for one hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  6. In a large, wide pot combine water and baking soda and bring to a boil.
  7. While the water is coming to a boil, roll out your pretzels!
  8. Divide the dough into 10 pieces, trying to make them as equal as possible. Roll each piece out into a long rope (about 18 inches) and then carefully twist into a heart shape. Really take your time forming the shapes and pressing the tops into rounds and the end into a point, as the shape will shift slightly when boiling. Press the ends together at the top of the heart, pinching the dough together well.
  9. One at a time, place pretzels into boiling water and cook for 25 seconds before removing with a slotted spatula and transferring to the prepared baking sheet.
  10. Brush the tops and sides of each pretzel with the egg wash.
  11. Place pan in the oven to bake for 13-15 minutes.
  12. Transfer pretzels to a cooling wrack to cool completely.
  13. Once cooled, dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with nonpareils and salt
  14. For the Chocolate Coating:
  15. Melt chocolate and oil together in a double boiler until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Recipe by Baker by Nature at https://bakerbynature.com/heart-shaped-chocolate-dipped-soft-pretzels/