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
Bags of Wilton melting chips in white, red, and green (at Walmart in the craft section)
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*