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
***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…).***
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.