I didn't really use this recipe. I read the review about the chocolate bark and used that. It worked wonderfully. The pretzel rods turned out beautiful! I did the same thing she talked about using...the double boiler and spread it on the pretzel and then on wax paper. After they hardened I dipped them again and then put on sprinkles! When I was done I put them in a cleaned out peanut butter jar, covered them with saran wrap and tied it with a bow! What a beautiful gift!
My particular recipe for Pfeffernusses calls for dark karo syrup instead of molasses and cardamon. But on the other hand it also says store on the counter for a week. I'm afraid to do that and I do place it in the frig. Anyone else heard of that? My father-in-law used to make these for us every Christmas and they are a favorite!