It’s finally summer, and the 4th of July is just around the corner!
Now that the kids are out of school, I’m always trying to think of ways to get them involved in the kitchen. With an 8-year-old and 3-year-old, that’s not always an easy task!
Last Christmas, I tried making the ever-so-popular M&M pretzel treats with the kids, and it was a big flop. The kids lost interest placing the M&M’s on the pretzels, the pretzels burnt in the oven, and the M&M’s cracked. I wish I had a picture – it was an epic #Pinterestfail.
After our Christmas pretzel fail, I was perusing Target’s bakery aisle when I came across cookie icing in squeeze pouches. I got so excited because I knew this would be the perfect way to improve those homemade pretzel treats! The kids love playing with frosting, they’re yummy, and because there is no baking involved, they could not be any easier!
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- 1 bag pretzel twists, squares, Or circles (9 Ounce Bag)
- White cookie icing in squeeze pouch (7 Ounce Pouch)
- Red sanding sugar sprinkles
- Blue star sprinkles
- Squeeze frosting onto the pretzel. We did a zigzag pattern to cover more surface area and because we liked the pretty design.
- Dip frosted pretzel, icing side down, into sanding sprinkles. You can use any color, but we were going for a 4th of July theme, so we decided on red.
- Place star sprinkles where desired.
The great thing about these treats is they are so tiny! Even if your kids load them up with frosting and sprinkles, the sugar intake is still minimal, that is, if you only have a few. When my kids make sugar cookies at Christmas, they load on such an obscene amount of frosting, sprinkles and sugar gel that my month hurts just looking at them!
The kids and I had so much fun making these! We will definitely be making Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed pretzel treats. I’m pretty sure I’ve even seen pumpkin and Christmas trees pretzels, how cute would that be?! Stay tuned for a future post!