Pretzel Flowers

Do the years really go faster as you get older, because I’m starting to believe that common phrase is actually quite factual. Summer break is coming to an end and Hailey is about to start 7th grade! Like I said, time if flying! I recently came across the most adorable flowers on Pinterest, you know ones made of pretzels and M&Ms, and thought “I knew there was a reason I still had an unopened bag of these chocolate candies from Easter”! I’m glad I did as it was the perfect little treat to make with Hailey before she went back to school! Not only are these pretzel flowers fun to make with kids, but they would also be a wonderful addition to baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties and more! Hailey and I have already decided we are making them again next Easter when the spring colored M&Ms hit the store shelves again!

IMG_5825c

She really enjoyed making these and surprising me with different color combinations; I wasn’t allowed to look while she was putting most of her flowers together 🙂 My favorite one from the day (pictured below) is the one she made special for me! She asked my favorite colors, if I liked solid or pattern and half and half or every other! I think it turned out perfectly, but of course we love anything kids make especially for us!

IMG_5845

To make pretzel flowers you need square pretzels, Wilton’s candy melts and spring colored M&Ms. It’s a simple process of placing the melts on your pretzels, baking them in the oven for a few minutes and carefully topping with M&Ms, ‘M’ side down!

IMG_1533   IMG_1534

For detailed instructions, check out the recipe below! We used one pound bag of M&Ms and were able to make over two dozen flowers. I forgot the step of counting them before everyone started eating them! 🙂 If you don’t want to wait for spring colored M&Ms you could also use regular M&Ms to make sunflowers or come up with your own creative ideas! I’ve even seen ones made into Mickey Mouse! Please stop back and share your treat designs!

IMG_5801

Pretzel Flowers

Ingredients:

  • Square Pretzels
  • 1 bag Wilton’s Candy Melts, bright white
  • 1 bag Easter M&Ms

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 6-12 pretzels on the paper and top each with one candy melt. Note, it’s important not to add too many pretzels at one time, because you want to make sure you can complete all of them before the candy begins to harden again.
  3. Bake in the oven for 3-4 minutes. Take one out to test the ease of pressing the M&Ms into the candy to know they are ready.
  4. Place your center M&M on the candy melt first and then complete your flower by placing 6 M&Ms around the center one.
  5. Move to a cooling rack and allow them to set completely before storing in an airtight container.

 

As always, thanks for reading!!

Advertisements

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: