Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gluten Free Pastel Pretzels

These pretzels are a fun little treat to make that always remind me of Spring.  I was inspired to make these as a little treat for Easter, and picked bright colours.  I'm sure someone with much more patience than I could have made perfect drizzles, but I'm blaming their perfect imperfection on my four year old, who helped every step of the way.  I dipped the pretzels in white candy melt, but you can buy them pre-dipped and shorten the entire process. 



Ingredients
The quantity of candy melt is assuming you are going to dip the whole bag.  If you just want to try  few, buy a smaller amount of candy melts and just do as many as you can.

1 bag Glutino gluten free pretzels (they're the only brand I'm familiar with, and I love them)
*** I buy regular ones, but if you don't want to dip, buy the dipped ones)
1 scoop white candy melts or white chocolate (approx. 200 g)
1/4 scoop of different coloured candy melts (approx. 50g each)

Directions

1- Melt the white candy melts in a glass bowl in the microwave.  I melt on high, in 30 second increments, stirring each time.

2- Lay out a piece of waxed paper large enough to hold the pretzels.

3- Using a spoon (or let's be honest, with a 4 year old, your hands) dip each pretzel in the melted chocolate.  Let the excess drip before placing on the wax paper to dry. 

4- When the coating has hardened, melt the coloured melts the same way.  Using the tines of a fork or a spoon, drizzle the coloured melts over the pretzels.  Let harden and serve, or store in the refrigerator.


So cute, and you can customize the colours the way you want.  A great sweet & salty snack to make the day just a little brighter.


2 comments :

  1. Cute idea and an irresistible snack ;)

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  2. Perfect for our Easter Baskets! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    What great recipes this week in the link up!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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