Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Patriotic Pretzels

Hey y'all-hope everyone is having a great week and looking forward to tomorrow's 4th of July festivities! I already have my red, white, and blue outfit picked out. The other day my best friend and I made my famous covered pretzel recipe (that I originally got from my aunt) using red, white, and blue m&m's. If you're looking for a quick and easy dessert to take to a patriotic picnic tomorrow here is the recipe:

One pound bag of Snyders Tiny Twists pretzels
24 ounces of vanilla flavored almond bark or white candy coating (do not use white chocolate chips)
Medium bag of red, white, and blue m&m's

Spread wax paper over a large area of kitchen counter.
Pour pretzels into a large bowl and pour m&m's into a small bowl.
Put almond bark into a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave according to package directions. Be careful not to overheat!
Once almond bark is melted pour most of it over pretzels in bowl-leave a small bit in the microwaveable container to use later.
Use a spatula to stir pretzels until they are evenly coated with the almond bark.
Spread coated pretzels out on wax paper quickly, getting them into a single layer as much as possible (the key here is to be quick).
Once pretzels are spread out on wax paper sprinkle m&m's on top of pretzels, before the coating sets, so that they will stick.
After m&m's have been sprinkled go back and attach any loose m&m's to pretzels, then take almond bark left over in microwaveable bowl and drizzle over pretzels so m&m's will stick better.
Once coating dries completely (this doesn't take long) store pretzels in an airtight container until time to serve!

Hope y'all enjoy this recipe! And have a safe and happy 4th of July!

1 comment:

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