Over Memorial Day weekend, I went camping for the first time in I can’t even tell you how long. I had my reservations, of course. Are there bears? What do I wear? Should I bring my Ambien? And most importantly, what are we going to eat? Thankfully, my experienced camping companions helped me along the way and kindly eased me into life in the great outdoors. I quickly realized that I didn’t need to worry about our food situation since my friend had a full bag of tricks for making amazing campfire meals, including her ingenious idea to make falafel and all of its traditional toppings.
While sitting around the fire one evening and enjoying my favorite combination ever - beer and pretzels - I snuck off to steal a bite of chocolate intended for late-night S’mores construction. There, huddled under a pine tree, my idea for chocolate stout covered pretzels was born. It’s no secret that I love pretzels, as seen here, so this recipe is a great way to bring together two classic and complimentary ingredients. Now, how do we take these pretzels and incorporate them into the S’mores recipe? I’ll save that for my next camping trip.
Chocolate Stout Covered Pretzels
6 oz. chocolate chips
¼ cup Stout (I used an Imperial Chocolate Stout)
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. Whisk in beer. Dip pretzels in chocolate stout mixture and set to dry on parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator to speed up the setting time.
Enjoy these pretzels on their own or garnish a chocolate stout beer float with them like I did!
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