If you’re Korean, or know anyone of such origin, you’re likely to have come across Peperos- a thin biscuit covered in melted chocolate, with a version that is covered in almonds. I’ve grown up with Peperos, much like kids here grow up with Cheerios. They are homey, comfy and make a nice quick snack. For those of you living in parts of the country without a Korean grocer, I’ve come up with a similar edible concoction. Let’s commence.
Pepero: Chocolate-covered Pretzel Sticks with Crushed Almonds
1 bag pretzel rods
1 package white or regular chocolate covering melts
1 cup crushed almonds, preferably toasted
Melt the candy melts in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the candy melts are completely melted. Using a toothpick, add a small dab of desired food coloring and stir to combine.
Dip each pretzel rod into the melted candy coating and let the excess drip off. Then dip the pretzel into the bowl of almonds, and make sure to coat the chocolate thoroughly. Set in a bowl filled with sugar, right side up, to dry. Repeat with remaining ingredients until you run out.