Thursday, July 3, 2014

Patriotic Pretzel Sticks

These Patriotic Pretzel Rods are super easy to make which makes them a great snack to bring to any 4th of July festivity...or to any event! Simply change the color of the sprinkles you use and you'll be ready for any occasion!

You'll Need:
-Pretzel Rods
-White Chocolate Candy Melts
-Colored Sprinkles (I used red, blue, and a mix of red, white, and blue)

What You'll Do:
-Melt the white chocolate candy melts according to the directions
-Dip the pretzel rod into the melting chocolate
-Sprinkle selected color sprinkles onto the dipped pretzel over a covered surface or cookie sheet
-Let pretzel rods cool for at least 20 minutes
    --I put my pretzel rods into small rocks glasses to cool instead of lying them down on the cookie sheet to prevent one side from flattening


I also made Patriotic Bark which I combined into a festive basket...
 Wrapped in cellophane and tied it with a festive bow!
Enjoy! =)

Patriotic Bark

Summer is officially here!! With it comes BBQ's, river trips, pool parties, beach days and one of my favorite holidays, 4th of July!

We are celebrating America's 238th year as the "land of the free" BBQ-ing and soaking up some California sunshine at the beach with friends. Naturally, I wanted to bring something festive and easy to munch on. I decided to do a spin on my "Easter Bark" and make "Patriotic Bark". I liked this version a lot's the perfect mix of sweet and salty...making it dangerously good!!

You'll Need:
-Pretzel Sticks
-Roasted Peanuts
-White Chocolate Candy Melts
-Red, white, and blue M&M's (which I couldn't find - I just bought original M&M's and picked out the blue and red ones)

 What You'll Do:
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
-Spread out peanuts and broken pretzel sticks

-Melt the white chocolate candy melts according to the directions
-Spread melting chocolate over peanuts and pretzels
-Add red and blue M&M's
-Let harden in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes

-Break apart and serve

I am serving my Patriotic Bark in a festive basket with the Patriotic Pretzel Sticks.

 I wrapped it all up in cellophane with a cute ribbon!

Enjoy!! =)