As we wrap up the week, I’m finishing up my St. Patty’s Day, how many green foods can I make, week. The last few items I have to share are simply ones I pulled out of my pantry to use up the leftover chocolate I had from making the chocolate covered marshmallows and green velvet cake pops.
With some sprinkles, melting chocolate, be it Wiltons, Merkens or almond bark from the local Walmart and a bit of imagination, you can whip up some really fun treats quite quickly. While I live near an amazing baking supply store, many of my items come from the local grocery stores. These treats are easy to make, they are tasty and people always act like I’m a genius for dipping a pretzel into chocolate. Really it’s super easy, my daughter was even helping me when she was four years old. If you haven’t tried it but have always wanted to, please do! I love to do things like this for treats for teachers at my daughter’s school, for my hairdresser, for my daughter’s friends at dance… for just about anyone. It’s just a little something that doesn’t cost much, yet really brings a smile to most people’s faces.
I used pretzels (which is a favorite – the salty crunchy pretzel with creamy sweet chocolate is just such a perfect combination), oreos and graham crackers. One of my other favorites is Rice Krispies Treats.
Chocolate covered graham crackers
Chocolate covered Oreos
Chocolate covered pretzels
Simply dip your items in chocolate (or spoon chocolate over), add sprinkles and let set up on wax paper. You don’t even need the oven, just the microwave, and for a very short period of time. And before you know it you have a sweet treat to give or keep and eat!
Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty says
I FEATURED this over on my blog today! I hope you can stop by!! LOVE THEM!!
Heads up, someone is claiming your photos as your own. Couture Life posted 3/15/12 with your pretzel picture.
Nikki – thank you so much. I’ve finally given in and am now watermarking all my photos – something I never wanted to do, but it is frustrating to find my work displayed without credit. The sad part is that I (as most of the bloggers I know) are more than happy to share our photos, but credit always needs to be provided. Thanks for the heads up!
I tried something like this recently. I had some leftover Photofrost sheets and I used a hole punch to cut out some small circles. I then sprinkled the chocolate with the dots and it was a fun an easy way to use the leftovers.
hey, i love your website. i am a big cook and i love barefoot contessa but all of your ideas are simple and quick. also i bought all of the stuff i need for the chocolate pretzles with m&ms but i got just the regular kinda heart shaped ones. that criss cross i the middle! thanks!
I’ve been looking for something fun to do for St. Patrick’s Day…think I found it. Great ideas!
Wonderful, quick treats. I love the sprinkles.