So I whipped up a last-minute Superbowl Party treat since we are going to be dropping by to see some friends today before the game. (With a 6:30 kickoff and a baby, we’ll be heading back home for the game, but at least we’ll get a little tailgating in!) I thought we could use a little something sweet to offset all the chips and dips and cheese…
I got inspired by Mrs. Fox’s Sweets’ Valentine Pretzels, because they look SO pretty. :) I modified it to a red-and-blue theme (this year it’s easy, because the Patriots and the Giants really have the same team colors). I was able to make up a batch of dipped pretzels in about 30 minutes!
What you’ll need:
- Dipping chocolate (I used 1/2 package of Candiquik)
- Pretzel Rods
- Wax paper to dry them
- Microwave-safe container
I had half a package of Candiquik in the cupboard. So I melted that up (be sure to use a microwave-safe container that is deep enough to allow dipping most of the way up the pretzel rod.
I don’t have a photo of the dipping, since it’s a two-handed job, but I’ll give you my tips. It’s really easy, I promise. ;)
I tilted my cup, stuck the pretzel in and twirled it around until it was coated. The toughest part is getting the excess drips off – I found that just sort of wiping the bottom of the pretzel against the side of the cup removed a lot of excess. You’ll have a definite “bottom” side, since you’ll have to lay it out to dry, so just make that your bottom side.
Then I held it over the sink and added sprinkles. Then I plopped it on the wax paper. If you get any puddles, move your pretzel away from that spot:
Otherwise, it will be bumpy when it dries. 1/2 package of Candiquik did all but three pretzels.
Then, just leave them to set:
And that’s it, they’re ready to share!!
We’re rooting for the Giants today, since that’s the younger Manning (my husband is a huge fan of Peyton and the Colts – and encouraging Raya to be a fan too).
Have a great football Sunday! And if you need any last-minute food ideas, check out my football dip recipe – it’s a game day staple at our house. :)
I link up to these great parties!