Making Pretty Painted Pretzels A Fun Food Craft for Kids that will outlast any Ding-Dong

November 18, 2012 Comments Off on Making Pretty Painted Pretzels A Fun Food Craft for Kids that will outlast any Ding-Dong
Making Pretty Painted Pretzels A Fun Food Craft for Kids that will outlast any Ding-Dong

My kids like pretzels, they’re not in LOVE with them, but let’s face it- they are pretty boring and pale in comparison to a Ho-Ho, Twinkie or a Ding-Dong.

And now that the latter three are gone and Hostess has gone out of business, maybe it’s time to give appreciation to the PRETZEL, an old-school treat that has stood the test of time and hails from my home state of Pennsylvania. Hard or soft, pretzels have always been my favorite treat especially a Philly soft, salted pretzel with mustard. Mmmm, yum!

So on Saturday I decided to  buy some hard and soft pretzels and re-introduce them to my kids so they could come to appreciate them as a fun, yummy treat instead of a boring alternative to potato chips. And there’s no better way to make a pretzel fun, than to paint them– WITH CHOCOLATE! So I went out and bought all kinds of sweet toppings so my kids could paint their pretzels and give them a yummy makeover.







So I bought white and dark Baker’s chocolate, Super Pretzel Soft Pretzels, Snyder’s Pretzel Rods, toffee, mini M&M’s, peppermint sugar (because nothing says HOLIDAY like peppermint), sprinkles, and some sugar stars.  My kids had the bright idea to cover some of the pretzels with chocolate and Doritos. Works for me!













We made it a fun and messy Pretzel Painting event! As you can see Milan was making a mess!







Milan got busy dipping her pretzel in chocolate and chose to cover it with M&M’s and Doritos!







Kaitlin first covered her pretzel with ooey-gooey chocolate







Mikaela and Kaitlin wasted no time covering their pretzels in a mish-mosh of toppings.







Mikaela put “sprinkles” on her pretzel with white chocolate. Mikaela actually does not like chocolate but enjoyed the white chocolate.







I decided to cover the big soft pretzels with toffee and peppermint sprinkles. And my, my, my these were GOOD!







Voila! Our own Painted Pretzels!







 







 





 And just like I thought, now my kids are bugging me to paint pretzels again today. And I KNOW from now on the treat of choice will be pretzels. Just remember there’s always a way to be innovative and creative with foods and snacks to make your kids think twice about them. I don’t know if chocolate covered broccoli would work, but where there’s a will– there’s a way to get them to like it! :)

 

 

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