Chocolate-Covered Protein Pretzels
Turn the treat of chocolate-covered pretzels into a protein-packed creation with this healthy twist on the original.
Name: Anna Sward
Occupation: Author & Founder of Protein Pow
Book: 'Protein Pow(d)er: The Cookbook'
I know, I know—pretzels are a complex food that involves yeast, flour, dough-kneading, and twisting action. Making pretzels takes skill, know-how, and time.
They're not something you make on a whim, and especially not something you make without experience or technical knowledge. That's why most people buy pretzels instead of making them—they're too much of a hassle to bother with, right?
Wrong! Pretzels are easy to make—well, chocolate-covered ones at least. Chocolate-covered pretzels are flat, so you don't need to twist them. All you need is a good pretzel dough and a pretzel cutter. (I recommend this pretzel cutter if you're in the US or this one if you're in Europe).
Now, the idea of making pretzels using a pretzel cutter may sound absurd to some of you. "That ain't no pretzel! That's a cookie you're making!" But I disagree with that reading of it.
The cutter is all you need to make really tasty—and genuinely pretzel-like—pretzels! And guess what? You can make them healthy and packed full of protein, too. It's not wizardry, I promise. It's protein... POW!