Recipes Chocolate Pretzels Boardwalk Bakery Boardwalk

Serving Size: 12

2 8-inch-by-inch sheets of puff pastry dough
2 cups butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
2/3 cup cocoa powder
Granulated sugar to taste (coarse is best)
Extra powdered sugar to taste

Method of Preparation:
Create chocolate sugar dough:
1. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together. Set aside.
2. In a mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and salt, then mix in vanilla.
3. Slowly mix in eggs, one at a time.
4. Scrape down sides of bowl and fold in flour dry ingredients from step 1.

Make Pretzels:
A. Lay puff pastry sheets out flat. (Sheets should be very cold.)
B. Spread chocolate sugar dough onto one sheet of puff pastry, covering completely; then roll to 3/4-inch thickness with rolling pin.
C. Place second sheet of puff pasty on top, and trim edges to keep neat.
D. Place this dough "sandwich" on a sheet pan and refrigerate for 30 min.
E. After chilling, cut dough into 3/4-inch strips.
F. Roll strips by hand and twist to form candy-cand-like appearance.
G. Form into pretzel shapes.
H. Place pretzels on baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse granulated sugar.
I. Bake in 350-degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
J. Once out of oven and cooled, dust with powdered sugar.