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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Teri's Patriotic Pretzel Treats

How do you celebrate the 4th of July? We celebrate with swimming, fireworks, and food. Lots and lots of food!  One of the treats on our menu this year ~ these 4th of July Pretzel Treats! They are fun to put together, easy to make, and you might just have everything you need already in your pantry! Ready? Let's get started!


4th of July Pretzel Treats
 small Star Cookie Cutter or stencil
Parchment Paper
Marker
1 bag White Candy Melts
1 bag Royal Blue Candy Melts
 Vegetable Oil
1 bag Red Candy Melts
1 bag twist pretzels
Patriotic Non-Pareills
Use the star cookie cutter to trace the star design onto
a strip of parchment paper, like above.
Trace the stars with a pen first, then go over the pen 
marks with a marker. The marker will leave marks on
 your cookie cutter, the pen won't.
Take the strip of paper and place it 
under your piece of parchment.
Melt your white candy melts. You may need to
add about a teaspoon of vegetable oil to the melted melts.
This will make the melts a little thinner. Place the candy melt in a 
pastry bag. Using a Wilton #2 tip, trace around the outline 
of the star design onto the parchment with the melted candy melt.
Fill in the star.
Leave some of the stars white if you want. 
Decorate some of the stars with the non-pareills while the
stars are still wet.
Do this until you have enough stars. 
You will need one star for every pretzel, plus a few
extra if one breaks.
Let these dry a few hours or overnight.
Melt your red candy melt. Use a bowl that is narrow
and not wide. Use the entire bag of melts. 
When the candy is melted, it might be too thick. 
You will know because you want the melts to drop
off the edge of a spoon easily, but not too quickly.
 If so, add about 1/2 -1 teaspoon of 
vegetable oil and stir it in to the melts. Mix until it is 
thoroughly incorporated. Dip one half of the pretzel
into the red melt. Lay on wax or parchment paper
so it can dry. They will need a few hours or overnight.
Melt your blue candy melts just like you did the red.
Once the red melt on the pretzel is completely dry,
dip the other half in the blue. Let dry.
You can see that I also added some dipping stick pretzels
just for fun!
Remember the white candy melt you used for the stars?
Melt some of that again and place it in a pastry bag
with the same #2 tip. Drizzle white lines over the dried pretzels.
Let those dry.
Once the pretzels are dry and the stars are dry, dab a little 
dot of white icing on the pretzel to hold the star.
Top off the pretzel with a star. Let dry.
Do this to all of your pretzels.

Happy 4th of July!

Thank you for joining me today.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. 



18 comments:

  1. Hi Mindie and Teri - If you know me for half a second, you know I'm a little obsessed with pretzels and sweets together. It's my Pennsylvania Dutch roots. Hugs, Holly

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  2. These look super yummy! And sooo cute! pinning. Thanks for sharing Teri---hope you are feeling okay this week Mindie! Sending prayers for you...

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  3. These are so cute, and I bet they taste delicious, too!!

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  4. These are so pretty! We have been making a version of the RWB pretzels with the pretzel rods and the candy melts - will have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Whoo I love these, such a great idea :)

    Pinning ...

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  6. I loooooooooooooooove pretzels ever since childhood.
    I really like your patriotic idea :)

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  7. Stopping by from Show Off Friday link party. Super cute. I love the added candy melt star, though I am biased since I could probably eat a whole bag of it :) Pinning!

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  8. I really love these! They look pretty easy to make which I love! I think I'm going to make these for the 4th! Thanks! Glad I found this on Serenity You!

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  9. thanks for coming to my FabulousFriday Party.. love the July 4th prettzels.. well done!
    You have so many creative stuff on your blog
    Thanks
    Maria

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  10. Love these!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week

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  11. Thanks for coming by Let's Get Real. Love your post and appreciate you taking the time to share.
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  12. These look awesome! I am featuring your post at my link party tomorrow on Tuesday's with a Twist, please come by and check it out. I hope you have a great day.

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  13. This is so festive and fun! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. We are always thrilled to have you. Please stop by tonight at 7 pm and party with us. It's a thrill to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real Party.

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  15. Oh goodness! These are so fun! My boys would love these. Who am I kidding, I would love these! :) Thank you for sharing at The Creative Exchange.

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  16. Super cute! Our family would love them. We celebrate with a 4th of July breakfast. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. These are so cute! Thanks for linking them to Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!

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