Festive Pretzels

Hope you enjoyed all the pics from Little Crafter’s football party!  It sure was fun to plan, and I was more than a little excited that he picked something all of us love as a theme instead of relegating me to Elmo or Thomas.  As soon as we had a basic idea, I started scouring blogland for inspiration and found all kinds of great things.  I made a Pinterest board called “Party Ideas” and started pinning.  I actually ended up making a few of the things I pinned, including the goal post with his name and yummy candy coated pretzel sticks. 
Here is the original image I pinned, from Kara’s Party Ideas.  It wasn’t from a football party at all, it was actually a purple, white, and black New Year’s Party, but the color combo was perfect for our team…Go Ravens!
As promised, here’s a little tutorial for how I made them.  Sorry I didn’t take any “during” photos…it was too tricky while I was working with the melted candy…
You’ll Need:
1 bag of pretzel rods {this gets you about 24}
1 bag of Wilton Candy Melts in the color of your choice
1 container of sprinkles
waxed paper
coffee mug or tall glass
STEP 1: Melt candy according to directions on package.  There’s a stovetop method and a microwave method.  I used the microwave.  I put about half the bag of melts in a coffee mug and microwaved for one minute at 50% power.  Then I stirred, microwaved at half power for 30 seconds, stirred, microwaved for another 30 seconds and it was ready.
 Candy Melts®, large
STEP 2: Dip pretzel rod into mug of melted candy and roll to make sure it gets completely covered.  I covered the top half of my pretzels; the pic I originally saw covered less…personal preference. :)
STEP 3: Place a fair amount of sprinkles directly onto a piece of waxed paper.  Roll pretzel in sprinkles to cover.  To go with my color theme, I used these cookies and creme sprinkles…boy are they tasty!  You can also use regular sprinkles, the little balls, candy crunchies, or any kind of decorative topping you like that goes with your theme and color scheme.
STEP 4: Place pretzel on a sheet of waxed paper to cool and harden.  Repeat until all of your pretzels are decorated.  Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
I was surprised by how quick and easy they actually were to make, considering how fun they look!
If you make some, I’d love to see how they turn out…different colors and sprinkles make for a totally different effect!  Here are a few examples I found around the web…{all pics are linked to their sources}!
Wouldn’t these be cute for the 4th of July?
Perfect for the chocolate lover…
Kind of wintery…
The possibilities are endless…I see more of these in this Artsy Mama’s future as the holidays approach!
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3 comments on Festive Pretzels

  1. Erin
    August 15, 2011 at 9:34 PM (4 years ago)

    I can say first hand that they were waaaay yummy!

  2. Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things
    August 16, 2011 at 12:20 AM (4 years ago)

    I like to dip them in caramel first and then chocolate after the caramel is hardened…Definitely not low calorie friendly but OH SO GOOD!! I love all those pics of the festive ideas.

  3. shopannies
    August 18, 2011 at 12:29 AM (4 years ago)

    love the colors how did you make the purple so vibrant


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