10/29/12

Dipped Pretzel Rods for Halloween

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.

Although the pretzel rods turned out looking somewhat different than what I had intended, I think they came out pretty cute anyway. 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.





To make these Halloween dipped pretzels you will need:

1 bag large pretzel rods
1 bag white candy melts
1 bag orange candy melts
Candy sprinkles

1. Melt the white candy according to package directions. Dip about 3/4 of each pretzel rod into the melted candy. Lay the pretzel rods out on wax paper to dry.
2. Melt the orange candy melts according to package directions. After the white layer has dried, dip the pretzel rods again, this time covering about half of the white layer with orange. Add sprinkles at this point while the candy is still wet, then lay on wax paper to dry.





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This batch of pretzel rods will be going to a Halloween party at school. I packaged them in clear pretzel bags and tied the ends with orange ribbon. There were lots of extra spiders left over from my recent Halloween wreath project, so I added a spider ring to each pretzel package for fun. I'll bet the second graders won't even mind that their pretzel treats look more like Indian corn than candy corn.



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18 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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  11. These are adorable! I ended up making them this year for my daughter's Halloween party at daycare. Hope you'll stop by and check them out! http://becomingmrscarter.blogspot.com/2014/10/happy-halloween.html

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    1. Yours turned out great, and kids love these! I like the mixture of sweet and salty taste, even if mine aren't always pretty!

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