Not so crafty? Try our Halloween Pretzel Rods. They’re an easy way to feel crafty in the kitchen and make perfectly creepy Halloween Chocolates.
Unlike my incredibly talented sister, I am not a very crafty person. I can wing it at times, but I am much better in the kitchen, baking or cooking. But, I really wanted to give the crafty thing a try, so Sunday afternoon, we all made some fun Halloween pretzel rods.
The idea came to me while I was aimlessly wandering around Michael’s watching my sister pick out all sorts of googly eyes and pipe cleaners and felt pieces. She was getting ready to make cat pumpkins and black bats – but I had nothing in my cart except for some “Frincess” stickers for Baby Girl.
I looked like a dope standing around in Michael’s without a purpose, so I zoomed on over to my comfort zone – the kitchen goods. As soon as I saw the aisles stocked high and low with baking pans and candy molds and sprinkles, I could breathe a little easier.
Out of the corner of my eye, I spied the melting chocolates. I had never used these before and thought it could pass for a crafty thing, especially if I did it with my little gremlins. Excited, I wheeled Baby Girl on over to the Halloween baking section and let her pick out the molds. Her finds: skull chocolate molds, and witch finger pretzel molds. Cool beans! We were on our way to making Halloween pretzel rods!
So, I promised the kids that Daddy would make the chocolates with us – and I have to say, it was very nice to see my husband filling the chocolate molds with the kids. Unlike me, he is very laid back and didn’t care at all when Tyler and Abbey poured sprinkles in all of the wrong spots or ate half the chocolates before they were melted. (I suppose that’s what makes Daddies cool!)
Anyway, we had so much fun, that we’re going to make them again for a Halloween party this weekend. In case you want to give it a try, here’s what you’ll need…
HALLOWEEN PRETZEL RODS
- 3 bags of melting chocolates
- Candy molds (we had two; one for each child to work with)
- 1 bag of pretzel rods
- Halloween sprinkles
- Snack-sized Ziploc bags
Step 1: Wash and dry chocolate molds.
Step 2: Divide melting chocolates into snack-sized Ziploc bags. We used six bags, so each child had their own bag of chocolate, orange and green melted chocolates.
Step 3: Place bags (3 at a time) into microwave oven. Hit the Express Defrost option. Open the microwave every 30-40 seconds and knead the bags of candies. (If you do not do this, the bags will explode in your microwave – I know this because I exploded two bags.)
Step 4: Carefully remove the bags from the microwave and allow them to cool.
Step 5: Cut the corners off of the Ziploc bags so that the kids can squeeze the melted chocolate into the molds. (Your kids will probably need help with this step if they are a member of the “5 & Under” crowd.)
Step 6: Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
Step 7: Place filled molds into the refrigerator until firm.
Step 8: Remove molds from fridge and twist the mold gently until the candies pop out. Yummy!