Hungry Happenings: Personalize pretzel pops for all of your graduates this year,

Friday, May 17, 2013

Personalize pretzel pops for all of your graduates this year,


Whether you have a kid graduating from kindergarten or college, I bet they'll love these pretzels. I made them to serve at one of the many high school graduation parties I'll be attending this year. 

Each treat is made by dipping a pretzel rod into white chocolate then decorating it with a dark modeling chocolate graduation cap and "2013." They can be served as dessert, used to top a graduation gift or given as party favors to guests. 


"2013" Graduation Pretzel Pops

TIP to keep the chocolate from cracking on your pretzels. Chocolate shrinks as it cools and when it shrinks onto something hard, it usually cracks. If you take the pretzels out of the bag and allow them to sit at room temperature for several hours or overnight they will soften just enough to keep this from happening, but not enough to become stale.


You'll Need:

pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate or white confectionery coating

small square cookie cutter
knife
small number cutters
clay extruder

Instructions:


Roll out semi-sweet modeling chocolate and use cookie cutters or a knife to cut a 1 1/2 inch square, a 1/2 inch wide x 2 inch long strip, and "2013" for each pretzel rod you are decorating. You can, if you prefer add the graduate's or their school's name to the pops. 

Knead and roll some white modeling chocolate into a thin log, place it in the clay extruder fitted with a multi hole plate, press on the plunger, and allow the modeling chocolate to come out in fine hair like strips. Cut off 1 1/2 inch long sections of the modeling chocolate and pinch together one end to create a tassel. Pinch off a tiny piece of white modeling chocolate, roll it into a ball, then flatten it. Attach the tassel to the square piece of semi-sweet modeling chocolate with a dot of white chocolate. Add the flattened ball on top.

Use some melted white chocolate as glue to attach the modeling chocolate pieces to the white chocolate covered pretzel rod. Start by wrapping the long strip around the top part of the pretzel. Cut off any excess and press the seam together in the back of the pretzel. Add the top of the graduation cap to the top of the pretzel rod and attach the numbers or names along the front of the pretzel.


Store in an airtight container for up to a month. Wrap in clear cellophane bags to use as graduation gift toppers or party favors. Get creative with colors and personalization. I plan to make some in blue and white and others in brown and yellow for gifts. 


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- Beth



Items used to create this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)



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13 comments:

  1. These are special ;) It's always nice when things are personalized!

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  2. What a wonderful idea for the graduation party - everyone would pass on the cake! :)

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  3. I adored your animal pretzels and these graduation party pretzels are just as fabulous.

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  4. This looks great!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-3.html

    Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  5. Beth you are so busy, busy, busy..and awesome! I love this pretzel idea!

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  6. These are adorable. I think I'm going to make these for my daughter's preschool graduation! So cute!

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  7. I adore these! Pinned.

    Pretty please share this on a link party that I host with 4 other blogs called Moonlight & Mason Jars (live Monday at 5pm EST thru Sunday at midnight). We feature 5 blogs who link up every week.

    Xo,
    Jenn Pilgrim
    The Newlywed Pilgrimage

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  8. You are so talented! These are adorable!

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  9. Congrats Beth! We have featured this project on the Moonlight & Mason Jars link party this week. Thanks for linking up!

    Please grab our featured button when you get a chance!

    Love,

    Hilary @ Be Sweet Blog
    Thuy @ My Paper Pinwheel
    Heather @ Mama Dish
    Taylor @ Taylor Made
    Jennifer @ The Newlywed Pilgrimage

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring the pretzel pops. I'm so happy you all liked them.

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