does this count as a recipe...

posted on: 10.24.2012

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?  

live sweet, 


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.


  1. Replies
    1. Seriously you MUST try them... and then call me over for a visit and I'll help ya gobble them up. =)

  2. White choco-covered pretzels are my absolute favorite treat- salty and sweet (just like me;) I haven't heard of candi quick- but will look for it! I love, love, love this! I'll let you know how they turn out...thanks for sharing Nicole!

    1. hmmm... Candi Quick is new to me too, but it's so much easier than carefully melting the Ghiradelli white chocolate I usually use and it's this brilliant pure white color, the other chocolate was always more of an off white.

      Try Walmart... and yes please let me know what you think. Charlie says they are like "crack"-- is that okay to say?-- he swears they're so good he can't stop eating them, and then he proceeds to demonstrate what "crack" in the form of salty/ sweet treats can do to a man-- it's not pretty. =)

  3. had me at tropical paradise humidity related reasons....

    1. trade ya-- humidity, for whatever kinda beautiful fall weather your having... wanna? =)

      love, love, love that we get to journey together here... but, really on the trade...

  4. Newest follower here! I found you through the Tuesday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more! Those pretzels look amazing!

  5. Yes it counts and it even has me a non-lover of pretzels thinking I want it. I love your blog.I Dress Like a Star

  6. Thanks for stopping by and following. Now following you as well! ;)

  7. yes, they do!! in my book!! i want them...!

    Helene in Between

  8. yea, this is nothing short of aMAZING!

  9. i can already tell i love your blog, especially because we just made these the other day! so yummy and better to make on your own instead of buying them! your blog is so cute and we are your newest followers! come follow along at if you'd like! Xo

  10. Thank you for following me, I am now folowing back as well :)

    And yes, if you can eat it and it took more than one ingredient to put it togetehr, then I think it does count as a recipe :)



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