cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Orange Pineapple Island Cookies

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Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

Can you guess the secret that makes these Orange Pineapple Island Cookies delicious and unique?

I’ll give you a hint:

You usually bake with it at Christmas time.

Did you solve the question?

It’s candied pineapple and candied orange peel!

I partnered with the amazing company Paradise Candied Fruit, to create a recipe for you that could be made any time of the year and I think you are gonna love this one!

These Orange Pineapple Island Cookies are soft, tender, the fruit is perfectly flavored as only Paradise Candied Fruit knows how to make it, and it has a unique scrumptious taste, that keeps everyone coming back for more and more and more 🙂

Make some of these wonderful cookies up today!

 

 

Orange Pineapple Island Cookies

Prep time:  approx. 10 min.

Baking time:  approx. 40 min

 

Ingredients –

2 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup BUTTER flavored shortening

1/2 cup REAL butter

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

 

8 oz. (1 container) Paradise Candied Pineapple  plus 1 Tablespoon flour

4 oz (1/2 container) Paradise Candied Orange Peel

 

Glaze –

1 cup powdered sugar

4 Tablespoons orange juice, or to your preference of consistency

1 teaspoon lemon juice

 

 

Directions – 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small chopper put in the Candied Pineapple and 1 Tablespoon flour.  Chop just enough to make small pieces, but do not mince too little.

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

In a large mixing bowl mix dry ingredients together; the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

Add in the eggs, butter flavored shortening and butter

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

Add in the chopped Candied Pineapple, Candied Orange Peel and vanilla, and mix well.

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

Drop by large teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined baking pans.

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are done.

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

 

Make sure the  middles are set, but do not burn

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

Allow to sit and finish cooling.

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

When completely cool, either drizzle with glaze,

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

Dust with powdered sugar, or both.

cookies with candied pineapple and candied orange peel with a glaze or powdered sugar

Paradise Candied Fruit and Delicious Cookies

Store extra cookies in a container with a tight fitting lid.

Makes about 2 dozen.

Carrie Groneman’s Recipe.  Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2018
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Banana's Dipped in Chocolate

Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops

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Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops

Chocolate Dipped Banana’s to make frozen pops

I loved making these Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops for my kids while they were growing up and then teaching them how to make them as they learned to cook.  

Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops are perfect for a hot day, or any time family and friends get together.

Besides being very economical , they are so simply and quick, it’s a great treat or snack to whip up; and who doesn’t love chocolate!

Dipping the Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops in sprinkles, nuts, whatever you’d like makes them special to your taste.  Freeze extra to have on hand for a frozen tasty dessert. 




Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops

Ingredients:

6 -8 large bananas  (use bananas that are ripe, but firm and not too ripe – see picture below)

1 bag of semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

1 Tbl. shortening

Toppings:  sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut (toasted makes it better) or whatever you’d like

craft sticks aka Popsicle sticks

 




 

Directions:

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper

Chocolate Banana Pops

Cut the bananas in half , or in chunks about 3 inches in length, which is actually easier for dipping and eating.

Chocolate Banana PopsMake a small slit in 3 places at the cut end of the banana to make it easier to peel. Chocolate Banana Pops

Place stick in end of the banana, pushing in about half way through to make it secure.

If cutting into chunks, push craft stick almost through the banana piece.

 

Chocolate Banana PopsPlace bananas in freezer to help them be a bit more firm when dipping. While the bananas are in the freezer, pour the chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl, along with the shortening.Heat the chocolate chips and shortening for 30 seconds, stir and repeat a few times until the chocolate is melted and smooth. **Do not over heat as this will make the chocolate clumpy and not usable for this recipe.When the chocolate is melted, take the bananas out of the freezer, and one at a time, roll in the bowl of melted chocolate using a spatula to help coat the banana with chocolate, scrapping of a bit of chocolate if it is too thick.Chocolate Banana Pops

Roll in desired toppings, or leave plain.  

Chocolate Banana PopsPlace the bananas back in the freezer to firm up as each one is coated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enjoy now while the center is still soft, or place in a zip-lock freezer bag to eat later.                                                                                                                                               Some like the frozen bananas straight from the freezer and some like to let them sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to soften a bit making the center of the banana creamy and like ice cream. Either way, ENJOY!!!

Recipe by Carrie Groneman, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018
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Patriotic Popcorn

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Popcorn In Printable Cone Wrap

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Patriotic Popcorn

Your friends and family are going to LOVE this Patriotic Red, White and Blue Popcorn In Printable Cone Wrap!

I found these adorable 4th of July cone covers designed by Heather of ChickaBug Blog and just had to make something to go in her very cool printable.   

After searching around for ideas, I set to work making some Red and Blue Popcorn which I made by coating popcorn in a bit of white chocolate and dry cake mix.     Yes, I wrote cake mix, and it turned out really, really good.  I hope you’ll give it a try this 4th of July!

 




Patriotic Red, White and Blue Popcorn In Printable Cone Wrap

Ingredients for the Patriotic Treat:

Sugar Cones

Printable, (link in description and below in directions)

Glue Dots

Popcorn, popped, 4-6 cups depending on your taste, per color

1 Tbl. shortening, I used butter shortening, per color

1  cup white chocolate buttons, per color

1/2 cup cake mix, per color (I found these small bags of bright colored cake mix)  

Patriotic Popcorn


Directions:

Pop the popcorn and have 4 cups ready in a bowl, with extra in reserve.

Spread waxed paper out for popcorn to set up on.

Print the awesome cone printable by clicking HERE which will take you to ChickaBug’s site. Thank you so much Heather for sharing with us at AMS!Patriotic Popcorn Cut out the cone cover. 

The printable has a ‘fold here’ line, but I wanted the cover to the top of the cone, and the fold lines did not show, so it was good either way you choose to do it.Patriotic Popcorn Wrap the wrapper around the cone Patriotic Popcorn And secure with glue dotsPatriotic Popcorn  


Remember to have your popcorn popped and ready.

Now to make the homemade yummy PATRIOTIC RED, WHITE AND BLUE POPCORN

Pour chocolate wafers into a microwavable bowl; microwave for 20 seconds, stir.Patriotic Popcorn Microwave another 10 seconds and stir. 

Continue this process…Patriotic Popcorn Until it is smooth and completely melted. Patriotic Popcorn Add in the shortening and stir until melted well. 

Melt in microwave a few seconds if necessary. Patriotic Popcorn Now trust me on this, add in 1/2 cup of DRY cake mix and stir well.Patriotic Popcorn


Pour onto popped popcorn and stir; adding in more popped popcorn if needed.  Patriotic Popcorn When it is well combined spread out on waxed paper to set up. Patriotic Popcorn


Repeat the process for another colorPatriotic Popcorn Add in the shortening  Patriotic Popcorn Stir until melted Patriotic Popcorn Add in the other color of cake mix and stir wellPatriotic Popcorn


Allow the other color to dry on waxed paper also.

Now you have a wonderful treat to serve in these very clever cone covers.  Patriotic Popcorn

Thanks again Heather at ChickaBugBlog for sharing your printable with us.

Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

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Easy Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich

 

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Ice Cream Sandwich covered in red, white and blue candy sprinkles

Easy Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich

Easy Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich

Easy Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich

These easy Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches are a terrific way to cool off with red, white and blue and bring in the celebration.  

They are so easy and fast to make, that they are a perfect cooking activity to get the kiddos involved in.

You can put these together in a hurry for a party, the parades, fireworks or any event.  Also to cool down on a hot summer day and bring on the fun. 

Another quick treat are Patriotic Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows are a great addition to your treat line-up. 

And don’t forget the Red, White and Blue Popcorn for an added delight. It’s a really yummy snack.

Make the Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich, even all three of the treats; everyone will really enjoy the celebration of food!

 




 Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients:

Ice cream sandwiches

Red White and Blue Patriotic Sprinkles

Directions:

Unwrap an ice cream sandwich and place on a plate or waxed paper.Easy Patriotic Ice Cream SandwichShake the sprinkles over the ice cream sandwich covering evenly. 

Eat or place back in the freezer until ready to use.Easy Patriotic Ice Cream SandwichENJOY!

Ice Cream Sandwich covered in red, white and blue candy sprinkles

 

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2018

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Marshmallow Pops

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

 

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 Marshmallow Pops

Patriotic Marshmallows

 

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops bring out the red, white and blue in treats and fun as you celebrate Independence day and fireworks.

Short on time, but need something fun and unique? 

This little patriotic treat is just right to take along to the parade, fireworks, a family reunion, the neighborhood gathering, or just for fun.   

It’s also a great recipe to make with kids and teens.

If you’re looking for more 4th of July recipes you might like these creative and scrumptious Red, White and Blue Nachos

 




Patriotic Marshmallow Pops aka Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows with Patriotic Sprinkles

Ingredients:

White chocolate melts or white chocolate chips

Sucker sticks

Sprinkles

Waxed paper or parchment paper

 

Directions:

Skewer the  marshmallow. 

Cutting a small slit with a knife makes it easier to push the stick into the marshmallow.

Place chocolate melts or chips in a microwave safe bowl.Patriotic MarshmallowsMicrowave for 20 seconds, stir. 

Repeat this process, stirring, careful not to burn the chocolate.Patriotic MarshmallowsContinue until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth and warm, but not hot.Patriotic Marshmallows

Have together the skewered marshmallows, sprinkles of choice in a small bowl for easier dipping and melted chocolate.Patriotic MarshmallowsDip the marshmallow part way into the chocolate part way.Patriotic MarshmallowsUsing the spatula, even off the sides chocolate by spinning the marshmallow against the side and also flatten the bottom of the marshmallow.Patriotic MarshmallowsQuickly dip the marshmallow into the bowl of sprinkles.  Patriotic Marshmallows

Use all of the same color or type of sprinkles, or mix it up for variety.Patriotic Marshmallows




If the chocolate begins to set up and is not easy to dip the marshmallows, simply put the bowl of chocolate in the microwave and set for 10 second intervals, stirring and repeating the steps above until warm and melted.Patriotic MarshmallowsPlace covered marshmallows on waxed paper or parchment and allow to set up. 

ENJOY!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2018

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Sweets & Not Sweets to Trick on April Fools!

April Fools Fake Out Prank Food

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Not ALL Sweets to Prank on April Fools

 

April Fools Fake Out Prank Food

Are you looking for the Best April Fools Fake Out Prank Foods that are not sweet but for a meal?

No worries because  I have FOUR recipe ideas that are all simple, and all fake-out, prank and are yummy and delicious too!

If you want a great way to prank your family or friends with creative food that will fool them, or maybe something a little sneaky or simply hilarious?  Well, these Not All Sweet April Fools Foods below will help you joke with good humor and yummy tastiness!

 

First lets talk about WHY play tricks at April Fools? 

Here’s my reason:) 

April Fools is a perfect time to tease your kids, family and friends, and imaginative food is a wonderful way to creative memories.

While the kids were at home, April Fools allowed for ‘practice’ time to play a good natured joke or two.  

My handsome hubby Stan and I felt it is an important life-skill for our kids to know how to take, and give, good-natured-teasing (never sarcastic or mean-spirited).  

They all learned this concept very well – too well, I think. In fact you can see how our oldest son, Derek pranked us…and how we got him back HERE

Anyway, a central aspect of gags and nice mischief is learning to be a good sport. It’s OK to laugh at yourself!  Actually it’s healthy!

It’s a lesson to learn at home so you know how to handle yourself when you’re outside ‘your comfort zone’.  People LIKE and RESPECT a person who can take a good tease. 

So, let’s get cooking and have some fun!




Best Funny Not All Sweet April Fools Food

There have many things over the years I have done to fool and tease my kids and family.

  • I have colored the milk with food coloring
  • I have made a meatloaf in cake pans, then covered it with masked potatoes and decorated it to look like a cake
  • Frozen cereal in the bowl and then put it out
  • I have made this candy HERE but I decorated it with spring colored or other type of sprinkles

And so many other things, but I wanted to share these FOUR with you that maybe you haven’t seen before

Free-For-All Spaghetti

Stuffed Pig

Swimmy The Fish

Sweet Grilled Cheese



 Free-For-All Spaghetti

Once everyone has their kitchen gadget, put the cooked and drained pasta in the center of the table. Pour the sauce over the pasta. Everyone pulls the amount they want towards them and all eat right from the table – this makes for many laughs as they struggle and watch the others try to eat spaghetti with their not so user friendly utensil too.

Instructions:

The utensils – gather one odd kitchen gadget per person. I have 2 fun options tossed in there also

 Put them in a brown paper bag and have each person choose one out with their eyes closed.

OR

Write the name of each kitchen gadget on a small piece of paper, fold and put in a bowl. Have each person pick out a paper from the bowl for their assigned utensil for the dinner.

The Food

Disposable table cloth

Make your own, or use bottled spaghetti sauce.

Cook up pasta of your choice

April Fools Fake Out Prank Food

 

 

 

Stuff Pig Sandwich April Fools Fake Out Prank Food

My hubby Stan helped me with the pig creation – THANKS sweetie!

I originally found the idea for pig shaped bread in an old Cub Scout Pow Wow Book, in the “Rhodes Dough” section, and decided it would be a perfect thing to ‘stuff’ for April Fools Day.  It turned out so awesome looking and tasted just as good too!




Ingredients:

Frozen bread dough, or you can make your own,

1 lb. loaf per pig

Parchment paper

1 Raisin

1 egg, beaten

Optional:

thin sliced ham, cheese, spinach or lettuce, sliced tomatoes, any condiments or sandwich ingredients you prefer.  




Directions:

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Roll out the dough to a rectangle about 12″ x 8″

Make the pig right on parchment paper so it is ready to bake as you form it.April Fools FoodThis will make your pig turn out better, since it won’t have to be transferred.April Fools Food Pig Dough

Cut the front of the ‘face’ taking off about 3″ at the widest part. 

To make a flared snout, pinch the ‘nose’.April Fools Pig Dough 2Carefully move the lower part of the ‘jaw’ to form a mouth.April Fools Pig Dough 3Taking the slanted portion, divide into two large pieces and one small piece.April Fools Pig Dough 4

Roll, or pat, one large piece into a flat rectangle and cut into two triangles for ears.

Brush the entire rectangle (minus the cut off portion) with a beaten egg.

Attach short base of ears to head. On the ear in the back, fold tip over.

The front ear, fold if over.

Use a bit more of the beaten egg for glue.April Fools Pig Dough 4




Shape the other large piece into 4 tear drops and slice part way up.  

Two balls will be a bit larger than the other two, which will give some dimension for the position of the feet.April Fools Pig Dough 5Position the hoofs on the body.

Spread to resemble a hoof. 

Again, use the beaten egg to help attach the dough.April Fools Pig Dough 5




 

Roll the small piece of dough into a rope and curl for the tail and place in desired position.

Use the beaten egg to attach.April Fools Pig Dough 6With the tip of a sharp knife, make a slit in the dough and push the raisin in part way.

This will prevent it from popping out when it rises and bakes.

Brush the entire pig with the remaining beaten egg.April Fools Pig Dough 7

Allow to rise for 30 minutes. 

Meanwhile, heat oven to 350 degrees.




Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the bread is done and cooked through.April Fools Pig Dough 8Cool completely.

Slice the pig horizontally from the hoof side up to about the ears, but not all the way through.

You want to keep the pig attached to itself towards the top.April Fools Pig Dough 9

Fill with sliced ham, cheese, sliced tomato, lettuce/spinach, whatever you desire.




 

Swimmy the FishApril Fools Fake Out Prank Food

Ingredients:

JELLO Berry Blue Jello

Swedish Candy Fish

Ice Cubes

Clear cups

Directions:

Make the blue jello according to the package directions for QUICK SET method.Jello & Fish1




A HUGE trick to making any flavor of jello: when you add the boiling water, STIR for a FULL THREE MINUTES.

Do not stop and no less than 3 minutes. This steps prevents that icky thick layer on the bottom.Jello & Fish2According to the quick set method add in the ice cubes until it thickens. Jello & Fish3Take out any remaining ice.Jello & Fish4




After removing the ice cubes, pour jello into clear cups.  

Insert a few Swedish fish, pushing them down into the jello.   Jello & Fish5Put in the refrigerator to chill and set up completely.Jello & Fish6 About 5-15 minutes before serving insert a fish part way in.

Do not do this step too early as it begins to dissolve the fish and does not appear appetizing.

These are best made and eaten same day.

April Fools Fake Out Prank Food




 

Sweet Grilled Cheese Sandwich

April Fools Fake Out Prank Food

I saw this idea on the internet somewhere, but I can’t remember where and couldn’t find it again, so I ‘winged it’ and I think it turned out great!  Can you tell this sandwich isn’t a grilled cheese it’s really a pound cake with frosting?

Ingredients:

Pound cake, I used a Betty Crocker mix

Vanilla flavored frosting

Yellow & Red food coloring

Butter or Margarine

Directions:

If using a pound cake mix, prepare according to box directions.

Sweet Grilled Cheese 1Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and coat well with spray release.Sweet Grilled Cheese 2




Spread out the batter as evenly as possible, then give it a few sharp taps (like you are dropping it, but only from 2-3 inches height) to cause the air bubbles to the top.Sweet Grilled Cheese 3

When the cake is baked, cool completely.

Slice the pound cake in thick slices, of approx. 2 inches.

Using a fry pan, heat the stove to medium.

Spread a bit of softened butter or margarine on one side of matching slices of pound cake – on the sides which will be the outside.Sweet Grilled Cheese 4Fry in the pan on ONE side – butter side down, just until nice and golden brown.Sweet Grilled Cheese 5




In a small bowl, spoon in desired amount of prepared frosting.

Add in drops of red and yellow as needed to create an orange ‘cheese’ appearance.Sweet Grilled Cheese 6Spread a bit of the frosting on one slice, with enough to squish out to look like melted cheese.Sweet Grilled Cheese 7Top with another slice of cake to form a sandwich.

Fry to toast really well and browned nicely so it resembles a grilled cheese sandwich!April Fools Fake Out Prank Food

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

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Peep Pops for Easter

Easy Easter Peep Pops

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Easter treat made from colored marshmallow peep pops

Easy Easter Peep Pops

My friend Dorthy is sharing with us her simple, NO COOK Easter treat! 

These Easter Peep Pops On A Stick are great gifts for kids and teens to make for their friends, I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t love one of these.  Simply string colorful Chick Peeps on skewers, put in a cellophane bag, tie and there you have a fabulous inexpensive treat for all ages to enjoy!

They come together to quickly, are a colorful sweet treat, can be made ahead, then delivered to friends, family, coworkers or best yet sent in the mail (see my post HERE for fun tips on this),




Easy Easter Peep Pops

Supplies:

Packages of different colored Peep Chicks HERE

Bamboo skewers HERE

5 X 11 cellophane bags HERE

Curling Ribbon for tying up bags HERE

Plastic disposable tablecloth (opt but worth it) HEREPeep Pops




Directions:

Each package of peeps chicks has four chicks that have good ends.

When you separate the chicks it will leave white marshmallow edges.

Use the good edges for the top and the bottom of each pop and put the ones with white edges in the middle.

You will need to plan a little bit to make each one come out with two good ends and all five colors.

Peep PopsSeparate the peeps from each other and place in groups of five (one of each color) making sure each group has two Peeps with good ends on the opposite side.

Line up all the peeps so that each POP will have BOTH ends of the POP has a peep with only one white sticky side; which will face inward.Peep PopsSlide the Peep chicks on to the bamboo skewer making sure the good edges show (not the white marshmallow edges) on the top and bottom.

Make sure the skewer doesn’t stick out past the last chick.  After a few pops you will be able to gauge how far to push the chicks on.Peep PopsLine them up nicely like this!Peep Pops



Place the Peep Pop into the cellophane bag Peep PopAnd tie with one ribbon.Peep PopTie remaining ribbons onto the first one.Peep PopsTo add dimension and more interest, take a few of the ribbons and cut a slit with scissors.Peep Pop Pull the ribbon in half to the knot.Peep PopSee how fabulous!Peep Pops



Easter treat made from colored marshmallow peep pops

Easy Easter Peep Pops

Make a basket of Peep Pops for a gift or treats to take home on Easter!

Thank you again Dorthy for sharing with us your creation and for spending time with me to make these and allow me to take pictures!  You’re the BEST!

Copyright,  Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

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Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

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Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods are so easy and quick you can make them with your family for a fun activity to get everyone involved. A great girls time, or friend get-together too.

These Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods are so versatile simply change the sprinkles for any holiday or just-because day for a yummy treat. 

Also try milk chocolate, dark chocolate or the white as shown here; it’s all scrumptious!

 


Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Supplies:

Pretzel Rods, long work best like these

White Chocolate or white chocolate chips

Sprinkles

Cellophane Bags 

Curling Ribbon

Waxed paper or Parchment Paper




Directions:

In a microwavable bowl, pour in as many of the chocolate buttons or chips as desired.

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Melt for 30 seconds and stir.Continue this process of heating in small increments and stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Use caution not to overheat and burn the chocolate.

Dip the pretzel into the melted chocolate.




Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Scrape of slightly on all sides.Coat with the sprinkles over a piece of waxed paper.

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Do this instead of rolling the coated pretzel in a bowl or plate of sprinkles.Using this method allows you to reuse the sprinkles and they will not be messed up in the chocolate.Lay the coated rods onto the waxed paper or parchment until chocolate is set.

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Place in the cellophane bags, tie with ribbon and make someone’s day better!Copyright, Recipe by Carrie Groneman,  A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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