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Pretzel Party

This past Friday, while I was waiting for Chad to come home from work, I got out all the sprinkles in the cabinet and had a party.

Fridays afternoons are fun! On Fridays, if I’m lucky, my sweetheart gets home from work at noon. Instead of leftovers or tuna fish sandwiches at the kitchen table, we hop in the car and go on little mini dates before the little boys get home from school. This break in the routine is as good a reason as any to throw a salty sweet bash with sprinkles.

Our mini dates aren’t fancy. Sometimes we just eat sandwiches someplace besides the kitchen table. Other times we run errands or pay bills. There are days we just sit in the car and share a peanut butter fudge milkshake.

Where we go never much matters to me. Just like whether or not my chocolate dipped and sprinkled pretzels are of show quality isn’t that important.

Pretzel parties, like Friday afternoons, are more about how much fun you had creating— a memory, a shared musical interlude while you fill up the tank with gas, or a salty sweet snack— than they are about the end result.

But the end result was pretty great, too.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Party

Ingredients

pretzels

chocolate

sprinkles

***Note: I made some with white chocolate and dark chocolate. White chocolate chips are very annoying to melt. They burn easily and if there is a drop of moisture anywhere the chocolate clumps and is ruined. I recommend the white Almond Bark for this reason. Instructions for melting and dipping are on the package. Chocolate Almond Bark is a letdown for me, though (the taste is artificial), so my preference is to melt my favorite chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate…).***

To Make

Melt the chocolate (I prefer to melt mine in a saucepan on the stove and keep it over the lowest heat, stirring occasionally). Dip the pretzels. Set them on parchment paper, a wire rack, or a sil-pat. Before they cool completely get your sprinkles. Have a party.

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Choc Chip Uru

Sunday 19th of February 2012

I know I haven't been invited but please please please can I come to your next party!!! What a delicious way of celebrating the sweet and salty combination - so glad to have found your blog :D

Cheers Choc Chip Uru Latest: Choc Truffle Chunk Muffins + Surprise Choc Cookies

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Sunday 19th of February 2012

You are more than welcome at the next pretzel party! But since I am sorta slack about planning ahead you should know that if the salty sweet craving strikes you, these are super simple :) Thanks for wandering over this way... I'm excited to check out your blog- chocolate chips are some of my closest friends!

{Main St. Cuisine}

Friday 10th of February 2012

Heather, guess what I'm making this weekend?!! My kids are going to LOVE me when I tell them! We may even share some with our neighbors...:-) Allison

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Saturday 11th of February 2012

Oh awesome! I made some more yesterday for my sister. Crazy easy and fun! Make more than you think you should... they're totally addictive.

Simply Tia

Tuesday 7th of February 2012

Oh the temptation!!! These look soooooooo good Heather! I could eat all of them right about now! I'm going to try this one day!

And I love the ideas of mini dates. It's always nice to keep the romance alive!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Tuesday 7th of February 2012

Thanks, Tia! I love me some chocolate pretzels. Dipping pretzels and decorating them is about the easiest thing to do when you want something to look fancy without working real hard haha. Try it, you'll see!

ohshineon

Monday 6th of February 2012

I love these! So festive and super cute!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 6th of February 2012

Thanks! I am totally taking advantage of the pink theme that Valentine's Day offers.

the purple spoon

Monday 6th of February 2012

so cute! I love all the sprinkles :) I look forward to mini-dates with my hubby as well-even if it is just paying bills :)

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 6th of February 2012

The mini dates are definitely the hightlight of my week :) Sprinkles, too.