I have a complex about food ever since completing my Whole30. I know, I know, let it go Amber, I wish I could. I just can’t. Can’t meaning, I just can’t buy a bag of skittles to hand out for Hattie’s Halloween events. In my mind I have to do something that involves actually “making” something so that I can deem it healthier. In reality, pretzel rods bought at the store and covered in white chocolate bought at the store, then sprinkled with
sugar morsels sprinkles bought at the store are so much healthier than the alternatives that could be bought at the store. I told you…complex. If anything, “making” something for Hattie to hand out to her friends may not be the healthiest option (give me a break, those kids would have laughed at Paleo sweet potato brownies…) but it makes my mama heart full since it’s a labor of love for holiday prep and isn’t that what mama dreams are made of?
For any of you last minute ladies out there struggling to find something semi-decent for your kiddos upcoming Halloween parties/festivities, I introduce you to the Magical Fall Wands of Amazingness. Only taking you a respectable 20 minutes to make + bag. Done and done.
For this project you will need:
- Pretzel Rods (find them by the regular pretzels at any respectable grocery store…even DollarTree!)
- Candy Melts/Chocolate (I used 2 little squares of the meltable white chocolate)
- Cellophane bags
- String to tie bags
- Parchment/Wax paper
- Optional: gift tags
Start by laying out your rods on a sheet of parchment/wax paper. I normally have a zillion broken ones in my bag too, so I pawn those off on my husband. Or my chickens. Melt your candy melt or chocolate according to instructions on bag. It really doesn’t take much if you’re going to just drizzle it as opposed to actually covering the end of the stick in chocolate (drizzling is so much easier, I’m never “dipping” rods again. I’m a drizzler for life). Pour chocolate into icing bag, or ziploc and snip a teeny, tiny, miniature hole in one bottom corner. Squeeze melted goodness towards hole, then out onto pretzles in a nice drizzle. I like to do one rod at a time, so that I can add the sprinkles in between before the drizzle sets and hardens. Add sprinkles then repeat over and over and over and over again until you’re done!
***TIP: I used to hate adding melted candy/chocolate to bags, but since I’ve discovered this trick, it’s so much easier. I take a large mug and stuff the ziplock bag/icing bag into the mug, then roll the top over the sides. I spoon the mixture into the nice wide opening and then pull it up and out when finished before snipping the end!
After your rods have dried to the touch, add them to your cellophane bags, and tie with a cute ribbon/yarn/twine. Add a label if you’d like! I found these free printables online, They’re super cute, and you can let your little one write their own name at the bottom if they’re able. Simple. Cute. Empowering. You go, Glen Coco!
Oh, and for all you really time tied mamas, everything you need can be found at WalMart.
pretzel rods (near pretzels), sprinkles ( near scrapbook/cake decorating section, or near cake supplies in food section), candy melts (cake section in crafts), meltable chocolate (cake section in foods), cellophane bags (cake/wedding section in crafts), twine/yarn/ribbon (crafts/wedding section in crafts).
Cute, no? It’s even cuter when they get to hand them out to their friends. My little fairy handing out “pretzel wands” at ballet this morning. Totally worth the 11 PM drizzling session. Totally.
Happy Halloween Y’all!