Pretzels are traditionally a Lenten food, but not when they’re covered in chocolate and rolled in sugar!
These are super easy to make, and turned out really cute!
Here’s what you need:
- White Candy Melts (I used Wilton White Candy Melts)
- Colored Sugar (definitely see my post on how to make your own colored sugar– it’s super easy to do!)
Start by placing your white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl, and melting them by following the directions on the bag. When melted, dip a pretzel into the candy melt, then set it on a piece of aluminum foil or wax paper, and sprinkle it with colored sugar immediately.
I did the dipping (you know, because it’s hot) and I let my kids to the sugar part. They had a blast, and because we made our own colored sugar so cheaply, it was ok that they used way too much. I let each of my kids be “in charge” of a different color pretzel. So I had Lydia on purple, Violet on green, and Julian took care of the yellow. 🙂
Allow them to cool completely, shake off the extra sugar (or in our case, excavate the pretzels) and voila- you’re done!
Now, if you’re thinking these are really cute but you have a big family or you’d like to take them to a party, but you wouldn’t like to spend all afternoon dipping pretzels in candy melts, you can make them go farther by mixing them into some Mardi Gras party mix!
We made party mix from Mardi Gras pretzels, pop corn, cereal, sliced almonds, green and yellow candies, and a package of those plastic babies that everyone puts in their Mardi Gras king cakes (just for fun)!
My husband says it would have been more fun if there was only one baby in the mix. In any case, this Mardi Gras trail mix was really yummy, and my kids loved it! We will be making it again for sure.
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- Make Your Own Mardi Gras Sugar
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