Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Treats Last Year

It's almost Memorial Day weekend, friends! Time for boats, BBQ's, and bikinis... but, most importantly, it's time to remember the fallen soldiers of the U.S. Armed Forces. I'm grateful for the ancestors, friends, neighbors, and strangers who have fought for our country.

Last year, in honor of the great Red, White, and Blue I made some tasty treats that I found over on Cupcakes and Cashmere.

What you'll need:
1. Pretzel rods
2. White chocolate chips
3. Red, white, and blue sprinkles
4. Patience

I threw in the patience because it's definitely easier said than done, for me at least! As I'm sure you can tell, the chocolate didn't magically disperse itself perfectly onto the pretzels, nor did the sprinkles, and gravity sure didn't help either. Oh well. They tasted yummy and that's really all that matters in the end, yes?

But, seriously... carefully melt the chocolate chips (on lower power in the microwave stirring small amounts together at a time), then smooth the melted chocolate onto the top of the pretzel rod (I used a spatula) and sprinkle on some sprinkles!

Then, enjoy!

Last year I was in Utah, missing some of the East Coast Memorial Day traditions (Rolling Thunder, anyone?) and this year I'll be spending half of my time out of town to visit friends and the other part of it in the DC area :) May your long/holiday weekends all be wonderful!

What are your Memorial Day plans this year? :)


Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

Those pretzels are so cute! What a great Memorial Day themed treat!! Happy Friday!!!

Jax said...

Ohmyyum! It's Friday. I'm unmotivated. and I want to start my weekend of eating treats rightfreaking now. Those looks so good!

KAH said...

Enjoy the weekend!

Alex said...

Looks absolutely DELISH! I want one NOW!!

Emily said...

Those are gorgeous, and so yummy!

xx Emily @

Lauren said...

I love those! Saw them on Pinterest and thought about making them!

Have a great weekend!


Shayna said...

Yummy! Those look so good!!!

Kristen said...

chocolate pretzels are my fave

Emily @ Raines and Shines said...

those pretzels are awesome! what a great idea.