Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Perfect Treat for Any Holiday: Sparkling Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

My favorite thing about these is how festive they are.  It's such an easy way to turn a generic snack into something exciting.  (Note how I found a way to add "sparkling" into the title!  Isn't anything that sparkles 10 times more exciting than something that doesn't?)  :)  

I feel like I am always in need of something quick to bring whenever we are invited to someone's house.  Jon and I usually bring a bottle of wine, but there is something so personable about actually making something for your host - whether it is an edible treat, or even something else they can enjoy.  (Side note - a friend of mine recently brought me homemade lipgloss - how nice is that!)  I also have a tutorial for some easy DIY Wine Charms which would be another great host gift!  

This quick treat is simple enough to whip up on a whim, and is unique enough to set you apart from anyone else bringing the usual bottle of wine.  I made these for a St. Patricks Day get together at my cousins house - hence the green - but you can make them festive for any occasion by changing the color of the sprinkles.

Meltable white chocolate 
Colored sprinkles
Parchment paper 

Melt the white chocolate - you can use a double boiler or the microwave.  I used the double boiler method the first time I did these, and a bit of the steam got into the chocolate and it seized up on me... TWICE.  I didn't even know chocolate could do that!  I used the microwave after that and it was much easier…even though I had to go out buy more chocolate unexpectedly…  it happens, right?

Dip half of the pretzel into the melted chocolate, and gently shake the excess away.  Scrape one side of the pretzel against the side of the bowl so you will be able to lay the clean side down on the parchment paper.  Holding the chocolate dipped pretzel over a bowl, sprinkle a generous amount of sprinkles over the melted chocolate until well coated.  Lay on the parchment paper to harden, clean side down.

You can also try using different kinds of sprinkles to liven these up even more - multicolor, perhaps?  Different shapes?  The sky is the limit!

Inspiration:  Love From the Oven


  1. So simple, but so pretty and amazing! They also look very festive. Perfect gift for when you're about to visit someone.

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

  2. oh goodness, chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite treat of all time, and this 'greenify' is all too cute - absolutely love :) going to be hard to remember for a whole year, huh? i guess i could do multi-colored sprinkles for easter?

    1. There you go! Or purple - I like how you can really make them anything you want. :)

  3. I like sparkles!

    Yesterday a friend and I were making plans for a wine-themed bridal shower. She brought up the idea to have wine charm party favors and I thought, "I know just where to go to find out how to make those!" So thanks for linking back to the wine charm tutorial :-).

    Have a great weekend!

    1. I LOVE hearing that, Heidi! They are so easy too - hope they worked!

  4. What a great idea! I'm bookmarking this for a the next time I'm invited over to someone's house.

    I've nominated you for a Liebester Award!

    1. Oh wow, thanks so much Lauren! That's so nice of you!