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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

4th of July Pretzel Butterflies

{Butterfly Pretzels for your patriotic party}

My 5 year old and I were dipping pretzels for our snack the other day, and when I set two down next to each other, they looked just like a butterfly! By adding some colored sprinkles, you can make little butterfly treats perfect for your 4th of July picnic.

You'll need:
White almond bark or candy melts
Red and Blue sprinkles
Wax paper
Sandwich bag

Start by melting some almond bark in a bowl.

Dip the two ends of a pretzel into the candy and sprinkle red on one side and blue on the other. Set on wax paper to cool. Repeat with several pretzels. (Make sure to do these in pairs so that the colors on the wings match up (reds on top, blues on bottom for example)

While they are cooling, break pieces off several more pretzels to leave the "y" shape in the middle. 

Scoop some melted candy into a sandwich bag and cut a small hole in one corner. Squeeze out a small line onto the wax paper and place two dipped pretzels and one "antenna" piece together. Then squeeze another line over the top.

Let the candy harden and pull them off the wax paper. These would be really cute for a garden party too, done in pastel colors, don't you think? If you make some, I'd love to see!

See tons more Red White and Blue ideas with the #UltimateRedWhiteandBlue round up put together by The Cards We Drew!

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  1. To.. Darn..Cute. If I made them I couldn't bear to eat them!

  2. What an adorable idea! Those look great. Although I think if I tried to make them my husband and son would be dipping and eating all the pretzels before I had a chance to make them haha

  3. This is such a cute & easy idea. I bet my son would LOVE helping me make these. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Just way over the top in cuteness!!! Love this little butterflies:))


    PS Great line up!! Pinned!

  5. Oh my! These are adorable! My youngest would love to help make these! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The kids are always begging me to let them dip pretzels - this is the perfect excuse to say yes!

  7. These are so fun!!! My kids will love having them, thanks for sharing

  8. My girls will have a blast making and eating these!! So cute!

  9. It's creative, cute, and yummy. I love it.

  10. What cute patriotic butterflies Steph! A great addition to any summer party. I love pretzels and white chocolate together too... yummm! :)

  11. Yummy! I want to have snack time at your house. Pinned!

  12. Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing on the Creative Exchange Link Party. I featured you this week:

  13. These are SO cute!!

    Thanks for linking up with the Caffeinated Crafters link party!

  14. I love these! They are super cute. Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange. I am featuring you this week! xo, Laura

  15. These are really cute Steph! Thank you for linking up to the Caffeinated Crafters Link Party.

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