Try These Delicious (and Fun!) Halloween Treats for Kids
By Becky Mansfield of Your Modern Family. Becky Mansfield is a paid spokesperson for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®
I love all things fall - Halloween included. While I don’t love scary movies or scary anything, I do love the cute decorations and fun Halloween treats. I see them everywhere: Pinterest, Facebook and even in the magazines by the checkout line at the grocery store.
While I am certainly not a ‘crafty’ person (not even a little bit), I do like to do crafts and make easy treats with our kids. As a mom of four, a play therapist and a former teacher, I can always find a way to keep our kids busy while still having fun – and when that involves making tasty treats the whole family gets to enjoy, all the better. These white-chocolate pretzel-sprinkle sticks did just the trick.
What you need:
• Chocolate (we used white chocolate chips)
• Sprinkles (I have little edible fall leaves that I love!)
• Pretzel rods
• Parchment paper
• Optional: colored sugar
1. Melt the chocolate. You can use a double-boiler or you can melt them in the microwave. I melted mine for 50 seconds, stirred it and melted it some more.
2. Line your work area with parchment paper.
3. Dip the pretzel in melted chocolate. Take a pretzel rod and coat it with the chocolate. I just poured it on my pretzel rod with a spoon and had the kids do the same. We covered about ½-¾ of the pretzel with it, but you can dip as much or as little as you’d like!
4. Place the pretzel on the parchment paper to let dry.
5. Add sprinkles immediately. As soon as we placed the pretzels on the paper, we covered them with the sprinkles. Since the chocolate is still melted, the sprinkles will stick more easily. You could also do this step before placing it on the paper, but I wanted it to be as easy as possible for the kids.
All-in-all, this was an easy, fun recipe and the kids had a blast! It kept them busy for a while and they woke up the following morning asking for one of their pretzels (of course my answer was “after lunch!”).
Other fun options:
~You can add colored-sugar. Our son wanted to make a candy-corn pretzel rod, so we used yellow sugar and orange sugar (made with sugar & food coloring) and coated the pretzel rods with these.
Don’t just stop there! Use this recipe as inspiration for making your own, unique pretzel rods. Here are some other ideas to help you get started:
~ You could leave them all white and put candy-eyes on to make a ghost or mummy.
~ You can use yellow or orange candy melts and make different colored pretzel rods.
~Crush your favorite cookie or toppings for extra crunch.
The kids love these Halloween treats, and I’m sure you will, too. Our kids even like to take some to school to give their teachers. Good luck, and Happy Halloween!
Becky Mansfield is a paid spokesperson for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®