So, with my daughter starting preschool and having a birthday in September, I had to put on my ‘thinking cap’…what was I supposed to bring to her class for her birthday treats!? I knew I wanted it to be: 1. Easy 2. Pass the ‘nap test’ (can I make it, start to finish, in the time it takes the kids to take a nap) 3. As mess free as possible – throw the teachers a bone! – but still fun, exciting and special. My cap must have been on extra tight this time, because I apparently hit a major home run!
Here’s what you do:
1 bag of Pretzel Rods (be sure to look for the bag with the least amount of broken rods)
1 bag chocolate chips
1 tub of sprinkles (some may know them as jimmies…ahem, NJ?) or any other favorite candy
Use a knife or spatula to spread melted chips on the pretzels, taking the chocolate about ¾3/4 of the way down the pretzel. Grab a handful of sprinkles and wave over the chocolate (be sure to do this over a plate to catch the loose sprinkles).
I packed my pretzels in a large Ziploc, put them in a lunch cooler with an ice pack – and off we went to school! So simple! I think the kids liked them so much because they were unexpected (not your typical birthday treat) – I will definitely be making these again and adjusting the candy decorations for a variety of occasions...Halloween is just around the corner!