THE CANDY MAN CAN

January 07, 2016


White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels
who can take a sunrise / Sprinkle it with dew / Cover it with chocolate / And a miracle or two / The candy man / The candy man can. My beautiful American colleague brought back suitcases of Trader Joe's peppermint pretzels to the impatient requests of us Brits. With eyes googling and tongues lolling, the crispy rustle of a red packet emerged from her handbag. Heads turned. The click of a keyboard ceased. Sweet candy-coated air burst from the bag and drifted through the office, desk by desk.

I decided that this could not be an all-American affair. Christmas might be over but my tastebuds were tingling for the flavour of festive treats! A last sugar rush before the new year fully engulfed me. The red and white spiral of a peppermint candy cane and the salted twisted knot of crunchy pretzels made their way home with me alongside a baton of white chocolate. 

This very simple recipe is beautiful to give as a gift, wrapped up with ribbon and love. Dip salted pretzels in glistening melted white chocolate and then sprinkle with splintered peppermint candy canes. Leave to set and refrigerate before cramming full cellophane bags for the ultimate chocolate dream. 

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