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       Title: JINGLE BELLS CHOCOLATE PRETZELS
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 24 Servings
  
       1 c  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
            -(HERSHEY'S)
       1 c  Premier White Chips
            -(HERSHEY'S), divided
       1 tb Shortening; plus...
     1/2 ts Shortening; (divided)*
      24    Pretzels (3x2 inches)
            -(salted or unsalted)
  
   * (do not use butter, margarine or oil)
   
   Cover tray with wax paper. In medium microwave-safe bowl, place
   chocolate chips, 2/3 cup vanilla milk chips and 1 tablespoon
   shortening. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave at
   HIGH additional 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until
   chips are melted when stirred; with whisk, stir vigorously until
   smooth. With fork, dip each pretzel into chocolate mixture; tap fork
   on side of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place coated pretzels on
   prepared tray. In small microwave-safe bowl, place remaining 1/3 cup
   vanilla milk chips and remaining 1/2 teaspoon shortening. Microwave
   at HIGH (100%) 15 to 30 seconds or until chips are melted when
   stirred with whisk; using tines of fork, drizzle across pretzels.
   Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in airtight container in
   cool, dry place. About 2 dozen coated pretzels.
   
   WHITE DIPPED PRETZELS: Prepare tray as directed above. In medium
   microwave-safe bowl, place 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Premier
   White Chips and 2 tablespoons shortening (do not use butter,
   margarine or oil). Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 2 minutes or until
   chips are melted when stirred with whisk. Dip pretzels as directed
   above. In small microwave-safe bowl, place 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S
   Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1/4 teaspoon shortening (do not use
   butter, margarine or oil). Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds to 1
   minute or until chips are melted when stirred; using tines of fork,
   drizzle across pretzels. Refrigerate and store as directed above.
   
   Hershey’s is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation.
   Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.
   
   Meal-Master format by Karen Mintzias
  
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