Saturday, January 9, 2010
Snow Bound Activity - Pretzel Dipping
I wish I had some pictures to show you, but I still am struggling with Photoshop Elements 8 and we ate these far too quickly to bother with photos.
We woke up Thursday morning to snow, so Abigail and I haven't left the house even to get the mail. That's the kind of winter person I am. (Well, hubby and I did take her sledding the backyard this afternoon, but we'd already dipped pretzels twice by then.) I just don't like to be cold!
Abigail and I spent about 20 minutes on Friday afternoon dipping pretzels into melted white chocolate (actually white candy melts, but I'm not going to nit-pick). Our particular melts were pink. I can't remember if I bought them for something specific or if I just liked the color that day.
I happen to buy candy melts occasionally when they're on sale, and regardless of what the package says, they will keep (even in a cabinet) for quite a while. They come in all kinds of colors, and take only a few minutes to melt in the microwave. I know there are people who have issues with candy melts, but I think those are the same people who are going to have issues with the whole concept of this craft/snack. I can deal with that. In my house, sometimes we eat junk. We also eat our vegetables, so I think it evens out.
I love salty-sweet snacks, and Abigail needed something fun and creative to do. Fortunately, we'd recently set in a supply of pretzels, but this could be done with marshmallows, various cereals, etc. I actually dipped a few pecans. I even broke a few pecan pieces and stuck them into the chocolate on the pretzel. Yum.
On Saturday, we did the activity again with hubby, who asked for Ritz crackers. I'd forgotten how yummy Ritz crackers are dipped in white chocolate. They're even better with peanut butter sandwiched and then dipped, but we didn't go that far. Today.
I think there will still be snow tomorrow. . .