Monday, October 29, 2012

Dipped Pretzel Rods for Halloween

These dipped pretzel rods turned out looking somewhat different than what I had intended when I started to make them, but I think they came out pretty cute anyway. My plan was to make dipped pretzels that looked like candy corn with a white layer, an orange layer, and then tipped with yellow sprinkles, but that didn't happen. Living in a small town has its advantages, but shopping is not one of them. I couldn't find the yellow sprinkles that I needed, so I tried to substitute yellow sanding sugar. It seemed like a good idea, but it didn't work. The yellow sugar didn't show up on the orange candy. That's when I went to plan B, and used the sprinkles that were available.


Instead of candy corn pretzels, mine ended up looking like Indian corn pretzels, so all is well, I think. They're still a yummy, salty/sweet snack no matter what color the sprinkles are.



These dipped pretzels were made with pretzel rods, white and orange candy melts, and candy sprinkles.


Melt the white candy according to package directions and dip about 3/4 of each pretzel rod into the melted candy. Lay the dipped pretzels out on wax paper to dry.



After the white layer has dried, melt the orange candy. Dip the pretzel rods again, this time covering about half of the white layer with the orange. Add the sprinkles at this point while the candy is still wet, then lay on wax paper to dry. My grandson Landon enjoyed helping with this part.



These simple treats look pretty festive all packaged up in pretzel bags and tied with ribbon. After making my Halloween wreath I had plenty of extra spiders, so I added a spider ring to each pretzel package for fun.


This batch of pretzels will be going to school to Landon's class. I'll bet the second graders won't even mind that these pretzels look like Indian corn instead of candy corn.



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16 comments:

  1. Those are too cute! How fun to make and I love salty sweet....my fav! You wrapped them so sweetly too. I'm sure they'll be a hit tomorrow.

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  2. Landon's classmates are going to be thrilled. I love chocolate dipped pretzels because they're easy and I like eating them myself!!! Happy Halloween, Anita!!

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  3. Congratulations on winning the chili cook off, Anita! You always have delicious recipes so if I had to give up my title it could't be to a nicer fantastic cook! The pretzels look adorable and I'm sure they will be a big hit at Landon's school.--------Shannon

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  4. funny that you posted these today! i am making them for knox and owen's classes tomorrow...but just with chocolate and halloween sprinkles and without the cute spider rings. cute idea!!

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    1. Our great culinary minds must be on the same wave length, Meredith! Enjoy the school parties with your boys!

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  5. These are great! I can't find a lot of things in my town either. I hate that. But these turned out really cute!

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  6. They are so cute - and I love the spiders. :)

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  7. These are great! Saw this posted on pinterest to your link......wonderful. Your wreath is beautiful too! Great job!
    Smiles, Patti

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  8. what is a pretzel bag and where can I find them?

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  9. Awesome Halloween dinner ideas in here. I was browsing and found your blog, and was so happy you’ve got interesting Halloween Food Ideas ! Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day!

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  10. Love these! What did you use to wrap them?

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    1. I packaged them in little cellophane pretzel bags and tied up the end with ribbon.

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    2. Ms. Anita... where can I find the cellophane pretzel bags? Love the way your pretzels turned out!

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    3. Thank you, these little bags are a perfect fit! They can be found at a place that sells cake decorating supplies like Walmart or Hobby Lobby or any big craft chain.

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    4. Ohhh awesome! Going to Hobby Lobby tonight!! Thank you ma'am!!

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