Sunday, December 21, 2008

Because you asked...


Several of you have emailed or commented asking for my stripey pretzel recipe. There really is no recipe, but since you asked so nicely, I'll share how to make them. Here ya go...

Mer's Signature Stripey Pretzels

Ingredients:
Bags of Wilton melting chips in white, red, and green (at Walmart in the craft section)
Pretzel rods

Break pretzel rods in half...as evenly as possible. Melt white chips in microwave in shallow dish (follow directions on bag). Dip pretzel rods to coat 2/3 of the rod (making sure to cover the broken tip with candy). I use a rubber spatula and get lots of candy on it, then roll the pretzel around to make sure it gets covered.

Lay on sheets of waxed paper.

Melt 1/3 bag of red chips in a ziploc bag. Cut off tip and squeeze in stripey fashion across pretzel rods. Repeat with green. Let cool completely, then store in airtight container.

You'll have lots of extra red and green chips, but will probably use the all the white. One bag of white chips covers about 1 bag of pretzel rods. I bought 2 bags pretzels and two bags of white chips and had just enough with none leftover.

These are so super simple and so delicious--the perfect blend of sweet and salty. I wrap them in clear, cellophane bags (I buy them in same craft section at Walmart) and tie them with cute ribbon and a tag. Easy-peasy!

(I actually found the melting chips at Michaels for 1.79 bag. They were 2.50 at Walmart. I bet Hobby Lobby would have them too. They're Wilton brand so they're with all the cupcake/cake/baking stuff.)

You're welcome! *smile*

10 comments:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Thank you so much! It's hard to beat a good sweet/salty combo, especially one that is as pretty as this!

Gretchen said...

Oh, yessssssss.

Thank you, indeed.

Tiffani said...

I can't WAIT to try this!!! I wish I would've had these for my goody bags! I'll add that to my list for next year too!!

Kelly said...

Those look SOOOOOOO good! YUM!

It's All Good! said...

Thanks for sharing that. They look so festive!
Merry Christmas

Megan L Hutchings said...

Just as you promised...super easy and a big hit ;)!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Mer! I was just thinking how cute these would be for any holiday.........imagine orange/black stripes, or pastels for Easter. Yummo!

You are the next Rachel Ray! :)

Blessings to you as you drive to AR!

Ali said...

Thanks for the recipe! They sound great and are super pretty too!

Merry Christmas!

~ Ali

Jenn said...

Thanks for the recipe I was going to email and ask you for it. I will be making those next year!!

Carpool Queen said...

You don't know how much I love you tonight that this was a searchable item on your blog -

Saved my bacon for Teacher Appreciation Day....