Christmas White Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

1 (10 oz.) bag pretzel rods
1 (24 oz.) package white chocolate bark coating or 1 (1 lb.) bag white candy melts (you'll only use about 10 or 12 oz.)
1 to 2 T. shortening
Assorted sprinkles

1.  In a tall skinny container (such as a pottery cup or perhaps even a small glass vase), melt bark coating or candy melts and shortening together in the microwave per package directions (typically in 30 second intervals, stirring in between).

2.  Dip each pretzel rod in the candy coating, letting excess coating drip off back into the container. Sprinkle with sprinkles, as desired.

3.  Place on waxed paper and let stand for coating to set up.

I pour the leftover white chocolate coating into a plastic storage container and save it for another use later.  All you have to do is heat it back up in the microwave, omitting the shortening (since it's already in there).


Source:  The Kitchen is My Playground