Pretzel Snack Recipe Idea: Butterfly Pretzels
You know, for all the times I’ve groused about being busy and always on the go, there are some pretty awesome parts to my day. For example, I love the minutes right before bedtime when I get to snuggle up and read my little one a story. Another of my favorite times? Snack time! And I’m not just saying that because of the food. 🙂
Snack time is a lovely little lull in my day where I get to take a break from running around and spend some quality time with the kiddo. Furthermore, snack time is a great opportunity to try out experimental recipes like these pretzel snack recipes.
Yep, at my house we’ve been on a bit of a pretzel snack recipe binge lately. Me and the little man can’t seem to get enough of this sweet and salty combo. Plus, I’ve come up with some pretty cute pretzel snack recipes, if I do say so myself. Here are 4 of my favorite pretzel snack recipes.
This pretzel snack recipe is the perfect bite sized indulgence. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not letting my little one scarf down more than a few of these flower pretzel bites, but when combined with some sliced fruit, they’re an awesome addition to any snack time.
Since this pretzel snack recipe looks like colorful little flowers, I love making it in the winter when spring seems about a zillion years away.
The season is right for this pretzel snack recipe, and since it is so darn simple I just can’t resist whipping up a batch. Bonus: The kids can even help out.
Tip: Want to knock the kiddo’s socks off? Consider giving them an entire Halloween inspired lunch complete with a few of these pretzel pumpkins.
While I originally concocted this pretzel snack recipe for a Memorial Day party, it’s a tasty snack regardless of the occasion. This pretzel snack recipe is perfect if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time for more “delicate” designs (like the butterfly pretzels later in this article).
Tip: Buy different kinds of Wilton candy melts to get a custom look for this pretzel snack recipe. May I suggest your little one’s favorite colors?
This pretzel snack recipe is my latest find. It’s super cute, but I’m not going to lie, it isn’t as quick as some of the other pretzel snack recipes. However, you can make these butterfly pretzels ahead of time and dish them out as needed.
Tip: If you’re looking for a way to make this pretzel snack recipe easier or a little less expensive you could do fewer colors of chocolate or leave off the Pearl Sixlets.
So far, I’ve only made this pretzel snack recipe for me and my family, but I think it’d be a great addition to a baby shower, office carry in, or kid’s birthday party. After all, who doesn’t love something that’s salty, sweet, and crunchy?
Whoa! Is that your stomach growling? Must be just about snack time! 😉
1. Line your counter with a piece of parchment paper.
2. Place blue Wilton candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
3. Repeat step 2 with the 3 other colors of Wilton candy melts.
Note: Use a separate bowl for each color.
4. Using a spoon or fork dip a pretzel stick into one color of melted chocolate and place on parchment paper.
Note: This is the butterfly’s (or dragonfly’s) body.
5. Dip pretzel twists, 4 for butterflies and 2 for dragonflies, into your choice of colored chocolate.
Note: These will be the wings.
6. Carefully push pretzel twists against the sides of the pretzel stick.
7. While the chocolate is still soft, dust with confetti sprinkles and place Sixlets on the “wings.”
8. Add a couple of candy eyes to the top of your butterflies and dragonflies.
9. Let the chocolate harden at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Tip: If it is particularly warm in your home, carefully transfer this pretzel snack recipe creation to the fridge for about 15 minutes.
10. Enjoy this pretzel snack recipe creation!
Looking for some healthy snacks to supplement these pretzel snack recipes? Check out these 38 healthy snack ideas.