I should have made these and shared them before Valentines, but honestly, I had no plans to make them and they’re good for so many other things than Valentines! Because I’ve been so busy, I didn’t slow down to read the homeschool newsletter to know there was a Valentine’s skating party going on until the last minute, when a friend asked if I was coming.
Me (Rose) skating with my 5 year old Christian and my 1 year old Asher in his stroller!
And even then, when I signed us up, I didn’t realize that I was supposed to bring finger foods… that information didn’t come to me until late the night before, just as I was going to bed. So I rolled out of bed Tuesday morning running…
I had bought the pretzels on clearance… a huge jug of them, and since I always have sprinkles and chocolate on hand, they were easy for me to put together.
These would be great for any potluck, party food, kids event (classroom snack), finger foods…
And I have to tell you that actually, I didn’t make them… my kids made them and it took about 10 minutes to make 50 of them!
All you need is:
- Large pretzel sticks (or rods?)… mine were about 4 inches long and less than half an inch in diameter
- Chocolate or Almond bark
- Sprinkles, nuts, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy… the sky is the limit!
Because I was in a hurry, I didn’t get a lot of pictures of the step-by-step, but you can’t really mess these up!
I like to melt the chocolate in little pint jars. They’re the perfect size for dipping and you can melt the chocolate right in them in the microwave.
For today, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in one jar and white almond bark in the other. I filled them about 2/3 full, microwaved for a minute to melt, stirred, microwaved for another 30 seconds and the chocolate was perfect!
Then just dip the pretzel in the chocolate (I told the kids to get them about halfway dipped).
For the sprinkles, I have them bowls for each kind of sprinkles, and told them to shake the sprinkles on over the bowl. If you were going to coat them in nuts or mini chocolate chips, you might want to roll the pretzels instead of sprinkling over.
Set them on a wax paper covered cookie sheet and refrigerate for about 10 minutes and you’re good to go! How easy is that?
Here’s the printable recipe:
- Chocolate (white, dark, semi-sweet, milk, almond bark...)
- Large Pretzel Sticks or Rods
- Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips, Nuts...
- Melt the chocolate in small jars or bowls.
- Dip the pretzel sticks in the chocolate half way.
- Sprinkle or roll in desired toppings.
- Place on wax paper in the frig to set.