Friday, December 10, 2010

Snowflake Pretzels

Ever since doing the spider web snacks for Halloween, I knew I wanted to attempt something similar around Christmastime with snowflakes.  And, I think the first attempt was a success! 

Here's what you'll need:
 Lay out a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet and determine what kind of look you'd like for your snowflakes.  Since snowflakes are so unique themselves, your possibilities are nearly endless!   
(You can see I'd already done some creating before I thought to take this picture...)
 Melt your white chocolate/candy coating according to package directions (I used the microwave).  Coat all your long sticks in melted chocolate, then dip in white sugar crystals, lay on the wax paper, connecting in the center as best you can.  Repeat with the small pieces.  
Put some chocolate in baggie with tip cut off or pastry bag and pipe some extra chocolate in the center and as needed to help connect the small pieces.  Add any additional sprinkles, decorations, etc. (I used silver dragees). I love the sparkly/icy look that the white sugar crystals give (though I think silver or blue might be fun too)!
Put in the fridge for a few minutes to let harden, carefully peal back wax paper, and enjoy! True to real snowflakes, none of these will be "perfect", they will all be unique, and should certainly be quite fun to catch on your tongue! :)

52 comments:

  1. What a terrific idea - these are adorable!

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  2. These are great! Totally awesome idea!

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  3. these are so beautiful!!!! I think I'll make them for a party. Thank for the great idea.

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  4. These are adorable! Not sure I'd have the patience for all the steps, so kudos for those that do! I'd be eating them as I went along. LOL

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  5. Cute idea! Love the way they turned out!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  6. Way cute! I might make these for my son's teacher! BTW, I made your Revel Bars and they were yummy!

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  7. Too cute! what a fun idea to do with my kids!

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  8. SO CUTE!!! I love this idea!

    Cassity

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  9. oh my gosh, this is amazing! too pretty to eat. i love it!

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  10. I am SOOOO gonna do this next week with my kiddos. I will link back here. So fun!

    Following you via Sunday Blog Hop from lil-LIZ-bits, lil-bits from my Navy Wife Life Mom-prenuer adventures. Love to see you on Facebook too!

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  11. These are so cute. What a creative and great idea.

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  12. I love this~~what a fun holiday treat!!
    Thank you for sharing :))

    Smiles,
    Kay Ellen

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  13. Those are awesome! I'm going to have to try that when the kids are home on break! Found you @ C.R.A.F.T.

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  14. This is so cute! I love this idea! : )

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  15. So brilliant! Love this idea. My co-editor sent them over (Amanda) and I posted a link today at ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com. Hope that's OK! :)

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  16. Fantastic idea, and so cute. Please Please link up this recipe to my Holiday recipe link party. Feel free to link up any other holiday recipe as well.


    http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/p/holiday-recipe-link-party.html

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  17. I love this idea!

    have a great time,
    Paula

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  18. those are so cute! How fragile are they once they set?

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  19. Thanks for all the fun comments!! If any of you make some and post about it, I'd love for you to send me the link so I can see how yours turned out! :)

    @ Kristen--they have held up really well. As long as you make sure each piece is well coated when you stick it together and you let it cool completely before you remove it from the wax paper, then they should be good to go and quite sturdy.

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  20. Holy smokes that looks so yummy! Thank you SO much for linking it up to Tip Junkie. I've bookmarked it for a feature.

    Please upload the Tip Me Tuesday button onto your post or sidebar so I can keep you linked up. {{knuckle bumps}}

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  21. Thanks for posting these snowflake pretzels. They are very pretty and I can't wait to try them! I bet crushed candy canes or coconut would look nice too.

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  22. Oooh Sheri! I bet coconut would be SO yummy and the crushed candy cane would give it such a Christmasy look! If you make them that way, please link up a post or send me a picture! I would love to see how they turn out!

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  23. Wow, those are great lookin'! Yummy!

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  24. These look great! What a cute idea!

    I'm hosting a week of Christmas linky events with 4 other bloggers. The Christmas recipe event is at my blog on Thursday! Hope you can stop by and check it out!

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  25. What a wonderfully creative idea!

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  26. These are so pretty! What a great idea! These would be great on any Christmas snack table.

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  27. Too pretty! I'm not sure if mine would turn out like that, lol!

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  28. Oh my daughter would just love to help me make some of these!

    I'm hosting my first Food Fight Link party this Friday and would love it if you dropped by and shared.
    Happy Holidays
    http://www.choochmagooz.blogspot.com

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  29. Yum! These look so dainty and delicious. Almost too pretty to eat!! Thanks for linking these up to Homemade Christmas, Sara!

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  30. Oh wow! These look great and sound delicious!!! What a great idea!


    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/15/kids-get-crafty-christmas-baubles/

    Hope to see you there!

    Maggy

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  31. An idea that must be tried and shared, what a great teachers present too!! I would love for you to share it on our blog hop http://monkeyingaround1.blogspot.com/2010/12/homemade-christmas-decorations.html

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  32. Thanks! I'm going to link this idea!

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  33. So great! Wish I would have saw this sooner when we did our snowflake unit.

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  34. So pretty - I would love it if you linked them in my Cookie Exchange!

    Susan,
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  35. Those are really pretty! Don't you just love the sparkling sprinkles? :)
    Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
    -Jami
    http://aintshecrazy.blogspot.com

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  36. I've seen the white chocolate covered pretzels before, but never snowflakes! I love it!

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  37. I LOVE these! Gorgeous AND delicious!

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  38. wonderful we have made these before.love love love

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  39. Hi sara thank you for joining in the blog hop please feel free to pop by again. we run them every monday and a craft competition on 1st of the month

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  40. I wanted to let you know you've been featured over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

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  41. Thank you for linking to the party! I featured you this week.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  42. I love this! And thank you for linking it to the "very Merry Christmas Party" on sweetjeanette.com. I'm thrilled you did!!! How did you get those small pieces coated? Did you use a dipping fork, or what? They look fantastic!!!! I want to file this for next year!!! Thanks again.

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  43. Great idea! And I love chocolate covered pretzels!

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  44. So not the post to read right before bed! I am salivating, they are awesome.

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