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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks with Sprinkles

My daughter knows about my food blogging and sometimes she just checks the pictures on this blog to know what I am blogging about. Yesterday in a casual conversation she learnt about my participation in blogging marathons and my 'themed' posts. After hearing about this week's theme, she thought that Valli genuinely was looking for ideas and was going to prepare these dishes on her kids' birthdays. I couldn't stop laughing at her naivete but went ahead with her suggestion of a 'chocolate treat' for the party.

These chocolate-sprinkle covered pretzel sticks are a hit with my kids and so I thought of sending them over to this virtual anniversary party. All you need to make these yummy treats are a few pretzel sticks, a melting variety chocolate and some sprinkles to decorate. One can leave the decorating job to enthusiastic kids as I did. My daughter used nonpareils, chocolate sprinkles and confetti sprinkles to decorate and some of the pretzels were left with just chocolate coating.
* Cover a baking sheet with foil / wax paper.
* Pour the sprinkles in small shallow cups and keep them handy.
* Melt the chocolate using double boiler method or in a microwave. (I prefer the former method since the chocolate remains melted for longer time compared to the microwave method as I leave the chocolate pan on the hot water pan until I am done.)
* Dip half of the sticks in chocolate and roll them in sprinkles. 
* Lay them on the baking sheet and stick it in the refrigerator to dry them quicker.
1. Small or jumbo sized pretzel sticks or small sized pretzels can be used. 
2. White or dark chocolate can be used. One oz of baking chocolate covers about 65 - 70 small sized (2.5 inch) pretzel sticks. I used Baker's semi-sweet baking chocolate.
3. Nuts / dessicated coconut can be substituted for sprinkles. 

This is going to be my contribution to 
1. Blogging Marathon #45
2. Kids' Delight - Potluck Party.



Varadas Kitchen said...

Nice! Sure to be a hit at a children's party!

Priya Suresh said...

Kids will go gaga if they see this cute sticks.

vaishali sabnani said...

Aw..that is so cute ..kids will go crazy..awesome Suma!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

kids will go crazy over these.. sooperb

Sarita said...

Very attractive., sure kids love it.

Pavani N said...

Very tempting treat for kids -- salty, sweet, crunchy.... what's not to like..

sneha datar said...

Tempting and looking at these sticks kids will not be able to resist.

Harini-Jaya R said...

I am sure my kids will love decorating! My older one is slowly getting into the chocolate lover's group!! And she just dips these pretzels in chocolate sauce :)

Srivalli said...

Suma, your daughter's ideas are amazing..and I am loving all your party entries. Please do tell your daughter that she was absolutely right in assuming that I am going to use these ideas..:)..yes twm is my boys birthday and was planning on using some ideas..so thank her on my behalf..:)

Chef Mireille said...

these are just like a Japanese snack I buy sometimes called Pocky. nice to know how you made them

Jayashree said...

This is a great idea, Suma. Am planning to try this out with my daughter some time.

Priya Srinivasan said...

I don't mind to gobble one or two, i too love chocolate!!!But seriously, my LO might love it!!