Patriotic Pretzel Rods
My mom and I found this cute idea on Pinterest…from a site called "The 36th Avenue." You can find the site here. I decided to try these dipped pretzels for a fun 4th of July treat! They turned out to be adorable and pretty simple…and such a fun little project!
All you need is a pack of pretzel rods, a pack of bright white melting candies, a pack of red melting candies, and a pack of blue melting candies (I used all vanilla flavored candy melts). You'll also need white sprinkles (I used mini decorative pearls!), wax paper, a cooling rack, and a plastic Ziploc bag.
First, place the cooling rack on top of a piece of wax paper. Then melt the white candies in a deep enough dish or cup to dip the pretzel rods. Make sure they melt completely but don't overheat them or they will get too thick! I used a medium-sized glass measuring cup.
Dip the top of each of the pretzel rods about 3/4 of the way in the white melted candy. I used a fork to help put the melted candy on the pretzel and smooth it out. Place the pretzel rod on the cooling rack (or right on the wax paper) to dry.
After the white has dried, melt the blue chips in another microwave-safe cup or bowl. Dip the tops of the pretzel rods in so that the blue covers about 1/3 of the white. Place on the cooling rack again to dry. While the candy is still wet, sprinkle the mini pearls/sprinkles on top of the blue. Do these one at a time, or the candy will melt too quickly for the pearls/sprinkles to stick!
After the blue is completely dry, melt the red chips (I didn't need to use the whole bag) in a microwave-safe cup or bowl. Once they are completely melted well, pour the melted red chips into a plastic Ziploc bag and close it. Cut a tiny (very!) hole in the corner of the bag.
Then you are able to pipe thin red lines over top of the remaining white on the pretzel rods. Here is the cute finished product!
When they were all completely dry, I tied some ribbon around the mouths of several mason jars. Then I gently placed the pretzel rods in the jars. This is an easy little project and it makes cute, festive treats for your 4th of July celebration! I had such a fun time making them too!
I also had some leftover melted candies so I used them to make some more festive pretzel rods…solid blue with red piping and white pearls on top! I added them in with the others for the display!
Happy 4th of July! Thanking God for this country and all the brave men and women who have fought to protect it and keep America free. Have a great Independence Day y'all!
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