My kids love to cook. They come running when I say it’s time to help me cook. When melted chocolate is involved, they come running just a little faster. Who am I kidding? They come running at full speed when chocolate is involved.
We made these easy chocolate dipped mini pretzels one day when I had a niece and nephew over for the day. (I’m totally going for the Best Aunt award, here. Chocolate covered pretzels? I’ve got this!)
Sometimes, it’s nice to have a little treat, but a mom wants to keep the sugar intake on the low side. We made these mini pretzel rods for a bite size chocolate-y treat that would be perfect for parties or special events.
Mini Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bites
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This recipe is easy enough to make with kids without a huge mess. Melt the chocolate melts over the stove top. This is a job for an adult or an older child.
Using a spoon, drag the melted chocolate over the mini pretzel rods. Place them on a sheet of wax paper. For easy, use a lipped tray like a jelly roll pan. This will contain the mess and keep sprinkles and toppings from rolling on the floor.
Pour sprinkles into small rubbermaid containers. This is a great way to incorporate fine motor skills into the cooking process. Kids can pinch or scoop the coverings on the melted chocolate.
HINT: Use larger containers for dumping sprinkles over the pretzel rods. We also used halves of the mini pretzels for an even smaller treat. These pretzel bites were perfect for a small snack!
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