The Freshman Cook: Red, White & Blue Pretzel Treats

How do you celebrate Memorial Day? We celebrate with swimming, family, friends and food. Lots and lots of food!  One of the treats on our menu this year ~ these Red, White and Blue Pretzel Treats! They are fun to put together, easy to make, and you might just have everything you need already in your pantry! Ready? Let’s get started!

Red, White and Blue Pretzel Treats

  (printable recipe)

small Star Cookie Cutter or stencil

Parchment Paper

Marker

1 bag White Candy Melts

1 bag Royal Blue Candy Melts

 Vegetable Oil

1 bag Red Candy Melts
1 bag small Pretzel Rods

1 bag Twist Pretzels

Patriotic Non-Pareills

Use the star cookie cutter to trace the star design onto

a strip of parchment paper, like above.

Trace the stars with a pen first, then go over the pen 

marks with a marker. The marker will leave marks on
 your cookie cutter, the pen won’t.

Take the strip of paper and place it 

under your piece of parchment.

Melt your white candy melts. You may need to add about a teaspoon of vegetable oil to the melted melts.

This will make the melts a little thinner. Place the candy melt in a 

pastry bag. Using a Wilton #2 tip, trace around the outline 

of the star design onto the parchment with the melted candy melt.

Fill in the star.

Decorate some of the stars with the non-pareills while the stars are still wet.

Leave some of the stars white, if you would like.

Do this until you have enough stars. 

You will need one star for every pretzel, plus a few

extra if one breaks.

Let these dry a few hours or overnight.

Melt your red candy melt. Use a bowl that is narrow

and not wide. Use the entire bag of melts. 

When the candy is melted, it might be too thick. 

You will know because you want the melts to drop

off the edge of a spoon easily, but not too quickly.

 If so, add about 1/2 -1 teaspoon of 

vegetable oil and stir it in to the melts. Mix until it is 

thoroughly incorporated. Dip one half of the pretzel

into the red melt. Lay on wax or parchment paper

so it can dry. They will need a few hours or overnight.

Melt your blue candy melts just like you did the red.

Once the red melt on the pretzel is completely dry,

dip the other half in the blue. Let dry.

You can see that I also added some dipping stick pretzels

just for fun!

Remember the white candy melt you used for the stars?

Melt some of that again and place it in a pastry bag

with the same #2 tip. Drizzle white lines over the dried pretzels.

Let those dry.

Once the pretzels are dry and the stars are dry, dab a little 

dot of white icing on the pretzel to hold the star.

Top off the pretzel with a star. Let dry.

Do this to all of your pretzels.

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for joining me today! Have a great weekend!
Print

  • small Star Cookie Cutter or stencil
  • Parchment Paper
  • Marker
  • 1 bag White Candy Melts
  • 1 bag Royal Blue Candy Melts
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 bag Red Candy Melts
  • 1 bag small Pretzel Rods
  • 1 bag Twist Pretzels
  • Patriotic Non-Pareills
  1. Use the star cookie cutter to trace the star design onto a strip of parchment paper, like above.
  2. Trace the stars with a pen first, then go over the pen marks with a marker. The marker will leave marks on your cookie cutter, the pen won’t.
  3. Take the strip of paper and place it under your piece of parchment.
  4. Melt your white candy melts. You may need to add about a teaspoon of vegetable oil to the melted melts. This will make the melts a little thinner. Place the candy melt in a pastry bag. Using a Wilton #2 tip, trace around the outline of the star design onto the parchment with the melted candy melt. Fill in the star.
  5. Leave some of the stars white if you want. Decorate some of the stars with the non-pareills while the stars are still wet.
  6. Do this until you have enough stars. You will need one star for every pretzel, plus a few extra if one breaks. Let these dry a few hours or overnight.
  7. Melt your red candy melt. Use a bowl that is narrow. Use the entire bag of melts. When the candy is melted, it might be too thick.
  8. You will know because you want the melts to drop off the edge of a spoon easily, but not too quickly. If so, add about 1/2 -1 teaspoon of
  9. vegetable oil and stir it in to the melts. Mix until it is thoroughly incorporated. Dip one half of the pretzel into the red melt. Lay on wax or parchment paper so it can dry. They will need a few hours or overnight.
  10. Melt your blue candy melts just like you did the red. Once the red melt on the pretzel is completely dry, dip the other half in the blue. Let dry.
  11. Remember the white candy melt you used for the stars? Melt some of that again and place it in a pastry bag with the same #2 tip. Drizzle white lines over the dried pretzels. Let those dry.
  12. Once the pretzels are dry and the stars are dry, dab a little
  13. dot of white icing on the pretzel to hold the star.
  14. Top off the pretzel with a star. Let dry. Do this to all of your pretzels.

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