With a two year old and a nine year old under the same little roof here in paradise, well, I'm always on the look out for a kinda sorta healthy treat. You know, one that lives up to the "cornsyrupy" sweet standards of an elementary age palate and still stays true to my desire to not have my littlest little believing that grape flavored Jelly Bellys are indeed real grapes.
I'm definitely losing this one pretty badly but here goes one of my more triumphant attempts.
Halloween Dipped Pretzels
A ton of mini pretzels in fun Halloween shapes
( I got about a hundred outta each package of Candi Quick)
1 package of Candi Quick
(if you'd like to use white chocolate chips they are a wonderful substitute but will require more care in tempering.)
A large cookie sheet lined with wax paper
Chocolate sprinkles or other embellishments
Heat chocolate as directed. Dip pretzels in white chocolate and lay on cookie sheet. When the cookie sheet is full of pretzels sprinkle each with chocolate sprinkles. Place in freezer for a few minutes to set. Remove from freezer and store in an airtight container. If you're in Hawaii you'll want to keep these in the fridge for obvious tropical paradise humidity related reasons.
Oh I do so love yogurt covered pretzels and these are so way better than the store bought variety and you do get to control the pretzel to chocolate ratio and such and so, yeah... yay.
(Tyty takes these by the bagful to school to munch on and little Sean is so tickled to have a treat that's the exact same as his big brother's.)
Oh and could we, maybe, call this a "real" recipe, you know just between you and me, even though it so clearly isn't?
P.S. To all the amazing teachers of these Buckingham Boys... There's a mason jar full of these little treats with your sweet name on it.