Friday, April 17, 2009

Birthday Favors - Dipping Pretzels

We celebrated a big birthday this week! My daughter turned 4! Wow! My baby is fast on her way to becoming a little lady! We threw a "big" party for her this year and invited about 10 friends over for a pool party. We decided to dip pretzels for favors. I'll tell you about our experience -- maybe you've been wanting to try these for yourself, too!
I bought two bags - about 50 pretzels. I wanted to give at least one per child and mom, plus extra to send home to siblings and dads. :-) First I dipped the pretzels in dark chocolate, then layed on wax paper to firm up. Then I dipped them in white chocolate - working fast so as to not "remelt" the dark chocolate underneath.
Right after the dip in the white chocolate my daughter and I sprinkled them with assorted pink and purple sprinkles on all sides. I also did a few in pink with sprinkles - remember to have the color paste and not liquid color or the white chocolate will seize up.
I found perfectly sized cellophane bags at Michael's that were specifically made for pretzels! So, I guess a lot of people are doing these now! I tied them with pink curly ribbon ...and added a little custom "A" tag in honor of the birthday girl. :-)

16 comments:

Debbie said...

Jeanne,you are amazing! I would never think of something like this. I think I need to come visit you more often to get some inspiration.

Debbie said...

Oh, I forgot to wish your daughter a Happy Birthday!!!!

Mandi Arrington said...

that is a great idea. I will have to try it

LDH said...

They turned out so pretty ~ perfect for a sweet little girl's birthday! Thanks for posting.

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

So Fun! I will add these to my list of ideas for my daughter's 4 yr.old party in a few weeks! She's an "A" too :)

e.c said...

Very fun- and so yummy looking! The invitation in the background is so fun too!

T. D. Anderson -- said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I'll have to try it for our next gathering.

Judy said...

I ate the pink one and Gramps ate the colored sprinkles one. Yummy.
Thank you Ava.

maureenlynn said...

Yum! My mom does this for Christmas every year!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How cute they turned out! And how fun that your daughter got to help make them. What a memory you made for her. laurie

Kim said...

We do these every Christmas with caramel first then dark chocolate. Oh. My. Word. The yummy doesn't stop.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Oooooh! Caramel! That sounds good! I think I'll have to give that a try!

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Happy belated birthday! Dipping pretzels are a definite favorite!!

PamperingBeki said...

I love these! We do them at Christmas for little gifts.

Sarah@VintageChic said...

What a great party favor! Stopping by from Tip Junkie. Where do you find the pretzels? I've looked in my grocery store and haven't seen the fat sticks before.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Thanks, Sarah! I found the pretzels at Target! The kids loved them!

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