Published on May 14th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Springtime Pretzel Sticks
There is something so wonderful about pretty food! I think it makes it taste better. I mean, it’s so pretty it’s gotta be great. I am envious of the people who can spend hours making those remarkable shaped and iced cookies and cake makers who decorate cakes that must take hours and hours. But, I am guilty of a “get it done” mentality. When I am making something, I can’t wait for the end result. Which is a nice way of saying I am impatient as all get out! But, if it’s easy and doesn’t take too long, I don’t mind throwing something together that requires a couple extra moments just to give it that special touch.
These beautiful and colorful springtime pretzel sticks are right along those lines. Pretty, and not too much extra time to make.
You’ll need chocolate chips- I used about 2 cups for covering the pretzels, then springtime mix Nestle chips, pretzels, some pretty sprinkles and parchment paper.
Aren’t they so bright and colorful, who could resist these? I found these darling half sticks at Bj’s and got a nice big tub.
I used about 2 cups of dark chocolate to cover most of the pretzel. I left enough of the pretzel sticking out to provide a bit of a handle to hold them while eating.
I dipped an entire tray, trying to line them up in even lines.
I sorted the Springtime Nestle mix, there are pink, yellow and chocolate chips in the bag. The minions sat and helped sort the chips into separate bags, I used about a cup each and even used the bag to melt them in. Just heat for about 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, then smoosh them around until the chocolate is smooth, heating additionally until they have all melted.
I then cut just the tip of the corner off, and use the bag to swiggle the chocolate onto each pretzel.
I tried squiggling the chocolate on per piece, and a couple at a time. Singly they turned out prettier and less broke off, so there was less waste.
I added some of these large spinkles, I get them at the craft store or Walmart, they are from Wilton. Just more spring-like fun, with butterflies and flowers.
Once the pink was done, and the sprinkles were done, I drizzled the yellow chocolate over the pretzels too.
for gifting, I added a couple little bows to some adorable little white pails. You could easily take a sheet of saran and wrap them and top them with a big bow.
Or, just keep them for yourself, because they are pretty yummy!