Friday, December 10, 2010

White Chocolate Pretzel Snowmen

 Since my kids are old enough now to help out in the kitchen, it's been fun trying to find new kid-friendly activities and recipes that we can make together as a family. When I saw these cute snowmen on the cover of a Family Fun magazine last year, I knew we had to make them! They were so much fun to make, that we added them to our list again this year. My daughter Hannah's favorite part was putting the mini-chocolate chips on...Oh, and of course eating the snowmen too!

*this recipe came from a Family Fun magazine. You can check out the original recipe here.

Snowmen Recipe
Serves: 8 Prep: 15 minutes Cooking Time:  0 minutes

 8 pretzel rods
1 cup white chocolate chips
mini chocolate chips

long sprinkles, orange decorator gel or orange gum drops
fruit leather
gummy rings
gum drops (large or small ones work)

1. With a scissors cut each fruit leather in half.
 2. Cut a small triangle on each end of the fruit leather.

3. Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until it has melted all the way through, and forms into a thick liquid. Make sure to stir after each 30 second interval. 

4. Carefully dip each pretzel rod in the melted chocolate and with a plastic spoon or metal knife spread the chocolate 2/3 of the way down the rod. Set the pretzels on a sheet of waxed or parchment paper and press on mini chocolate chips for eyes and buttons. Place an orange sprinkle or use decorators gel for the nose. If you are using an orange gum drop, cut a small triangle out to resemble the carrot nose. 
5. Once chocolate has hardened or dried, hold the pretzel up and stretch a gummy ring over top. Add a small dollop of melted chocolate on the gym drop. Place on top of the gummy ring. 
6. Tie a scarf around the neck of the snowman and you are done! You can stand the pretzels in a mug or glass for a beautiful presentation.

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