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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chocolate-Covered-Pretzel Rice Pudding, Cannolis, and a Beautiful Autumn Sky

I honestly can't say that my family was especially excited to hear this idea-chocolate-covered-pretzel rice pudding.  What can I say though, my imagination and creativity run wild sometimes...  Now, this picture is not the best, sorry, however, the pudding is a lot better than it looks.  I made my own chocolate pretzels-which will explain the chocolate chunks.  Anywho,  I'm don't know how this hit me, but its been on my to-try list for quite a while now along with oatmeal recipes.  First of all, I love chocolate pretzels!  Rice pudding is another favorite, so, why not combine them?  The point was, what've I got to lose, right?  Other than a few pretzels...and chocolate...and rice...milk.. :)  I made the mistake of putting the pretzels in the pudding while it was still hot, yeah...don't do that.  I've done some searches, and I will tell you, not many or any at all for that matter, chocolate-covered-pretzel rice puddings.  That is why this is so different and I hope you like them!  I adapted the rice pudding recipe from one of my favorite magazine sites-Taste of Home.  The pretzels were my idea.  Like A Sweet Load on Facebook and/or subscribe to email!  Happy eating!

Serves 2-3 people
Chocolate Pretzels (you can buy from the store)
1/2 cup pretzels
1/2 cup chopped milk or semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon water

Rice Pudding
1 cup cooked long grain rice
1 cup milk
5-6 tablespoon sugar
a dash of salt
a drop of vanilla extract

Melt the  chocolate and mix in the water until it's well combined.  Dipped the pretzels in the chocolate mixture and let them cool.  Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan add the rice, milk, sugar, and salt.  Cook until the milk starts to evaporate and the pudding becomes thick, this should take about 15-20 minutes.  Once the mixture thickens, slowly drop in the vanilla extract, set the pudding aside to cool.
Once the pretzels and pudding cool,  mix them together.
This pudding should be eaten the day of or the pretzels will get soggy.
Make sure both the pretzels and pudding are cooled before you mix them together
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I had the day off on Tuesday so I made cannolis with my mom.  She fried and I rolled and molded.  We filled them with the chocolate-covered-pretzel rice pudding.

I took this picture of the autumn sky today.  This was taken during/close to sunset.  What do you think?

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