Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It's a Chocolate Dipped Fantastical Food Fight

Welcome to the February edition of Fantastical Food Fight.  In this little contest we are all given a common theme or food and are challenged to make our best version of it.  May the best blogger win!!

This month's challenge was to create a chocolate covered treat to share with each other and all of our readers.  Very apropos since we just finished celebrating Valentine's Day.  These friendly little fights are a lot of fun.  If you are a blogger and would like to join us you can learn all you need to know at the information page.

As you can see, I am sharing some chocolate dipped pretzels that I made up for two of my favorite valentines, EJ and Raechal.  EJ and Rae, belong to my friend Tamie, but she is nice enough to share them with me.  They are great kids and we always have fun when they come to visit.  

On this occasion, Tamie and the kids, joined us for dinner and game night last Saturday.  We ate a lot, laughed a lot and played a lot.  These pretzel sticks were a great hit and took very little time and effort to make.  That is what I call a win/win.....when you can bring a smile to those you love with just a few moments work.

These easy little treats are perfect for any occasion.  You can use any color chocolate melts and any sprinkles that you like.  How about green chocolate with dark green shamrocks for next month?  Or the colors of your favorite team the next time you get together with friends to watch a game?  I have used pastel colors at Easter and Red, White and Blue for Independence Day.  There is no limit to the fun you can have.  

This is also a fun project to do with the kiddos.  Simply lay down some parchment paper, melt the chocolate in a cup, set out some sprinkles and let them loose to create their own masterpieces.  Hey....You could even have a Fantastical Food Fight and name a winner!

Don't forget to scroll past the recipe to see what the other contenders have brought to the fight.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Pretzel Rods
Chocolate Melts

Place the desired amount of chocolate melts into a glass measuring cup.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir and microwave in 10 second increments, stirring after each until melted and smooth. Tilt the measuring cup to bring the chocolate to one side.  Stick a pretzel rod into the chocolate, rolling to cover the top section.  Hold until slightly set, roll in sprinkles if desired, and set on parchment to set completely. Print Recipe


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