For Grandpa’s birthday, the girls and I wanted to make him something special. He loves pretzels, so my first thought was fancy, chocolate-dipped pretzels.
Then, I came across Utz’s football shaped pretzels.
Ooohhh … birthday WIN!
So, I grabbed a bag of the pretzels, some Wilton chocolate melts in brown (like actual footballs) and blue (just for fun), plus some mini M&Ms and some fun sprinkles.
After melting the candy in the microwave according to the package directions (always at 50% power!), I dipped the pretzels into the chocolate with a fork, tapped the fork on the side of the bowl to shake off the excess chocolate, and placed them on a sheet of parchment paper I’d laid across the counter.
My girls then scattered M&Ms and sprinkles over the pretzels before the chocolate set.
The 19-month-old made sure there was plenty of candy on the pretzels. :)
We let the pretzels cool and set completely on the counter for a couple hours, then sealed them inside an airtight container.
You could use some type of fancy treat bag, but Grandpa was just as happy with a Tupperware wrapped in tissue paper. :)