Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. I made these dipped pretzel rods as a part of this shop.
This summer I took Mia, my 3-year-old, to see Monsters University. She LOVED it. When I told her we were headed to Walmart to pick up the Monsters University Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Monsters University Fisher Price Imaginext Figures, PLUS ingredients for a special Monsters U-themed treat she just about lost her mind! To say I had an excited 3-year-old on my hands would be an understatement.
My husband and I have adopted the following quote as our family theme:
And not idle time, but quality time. Last weekend we accomplished this by making some kid-friendly treats together and snuggling up on the couch to watch Monsters University.
Fist came the snacks, Dipped & Decorated Pretzel Rods.
Note: The toys pictured above are from the Fisher Price Monsters University Sully & Squishy and Mike & Randy figure sets.
My little on loved making these with me and this was a treat she could pretty much do all on her own (with supervision of course). Dipping them in the candy melts and then dousing them with the different sprinkles were her favorite parts. The hardest part was having her wait until the chocolate hardened to eat them!
I found all of the ingredients and project materials at Walmart.
I found the sprinkles on the baking isle and by luck they were the PERFECT color combinations for our Monsters University-themed treats.
Recipe & Project Materials:
2 bags Pretzel Rods
2 bags Candy Melts
2 Glass Jars
After the treats were made we settled in to watch Monsters University. I loved this movie because it had you routing for the underdog, but even more I loved watching it through the eyes of my 3-year-old. Feeling her excitement and anticipation of what’s going to happen next was a definite highlight.
For each jar I used about 18 pretzel rods. To be safe you’ll need 1 bag of pretzel rods per jar to account for any broken ones.
After a while the candy melts start to thicken up, when this happens just pop them back in the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and continue using.[gmc_recipe 2985]
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Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client.