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I LOVE baking with kids. So much so, that when I went over to hang out with Noah (5) and Peyton (2.5), Peyton promptly asked if we were making cookies. I could not handle the cute.
Alas, we were not making cookies that day, but I think they had fun regardless. Noah was very careful with his decorating, while P was more interested in the sprinkles that were stuck on her fingers and the chocolate that came with it. (there was a lot of hand washing going on)
These chocolate dipped pretzel rods are so much fun for kids and adults alike. The kids are using these as teacher gifts this year for Valentines, but they’re great for pretty much any season.
Okay, so grab some pretzels and lets go!
What you need:
1 bag pretzel rods (We ended up with about 20)
12oz melting white chocolate for melting
Microwave safe bowl (preferably something with taller sides)
Assorted valentines sprinkles (conversation hearts, heart sprinkles, pink sugar, etc.)
Lets do this!
1. Start by organizing your supplies. I used cupcake papers and parchment paper to create a workspace for the kids.
2. In your microwave safe bowl, melt your chocolate down. I used some wilton candy melts that I had laying around. (What? They were on sale!) Start with a 30 second burst followed by 10-15 second bursts, stirring in between until fully melted.
3. Dip your pretzel rods into the chocolate using a rolling motion to get it as high on the rod as possible. You can also use a spoon to spread it up higher.
4. Tap off the excess chocolate using the side of your microwave safe bowl.
5. Place the dipped rod on your parchment paper and let the kiddos go to town with decorations.
- If you’re doing these yourself, you can also lay down a layer of sprinkles and roll your dipped rods in them. This will give you a nice even layer and look super professional.
6. After the chocolate has set, they’re ready for eating, packaging or displaying!