The older I get, milestones, big & small, seem to be fewer & farther in between. Luckily, my kids have plenty of milestones to celebrate. From Evelyn’s first steps to Collin’s first time tying a shoe all by himself, with five children in our family, there is never a shortage of mini milestones to celebrate. And mini milestones most definitely deserve a mini treat like these fun & easy to make chocolate covered pretzels. This October, we will be celebrating our mini milestones: first school picture day, a nineteen month old’s very first actual trick or treat, & my landing a brand new newspaper column, with these bewitching treats. Because we all know by now what a sucker I am for the holidays & a theme, what other choice did I have than to make a spooky Halloween reward for the month of October?
green melting chocolate
In a large, microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until completely melted. Once it’s totally liquified, transfer to a tall cup. Dip each pretzel rod into the cup & move or twist it around until it’s almost totally covered except for the end tip where your fingers are holding the pretzel. Lay down on parchment or wax paper to cool. While the chocolate is still wet, gently place one almond right at the tip of each pretzel. Next, use a toothpick to scratch in knuckle wrinkles near the middle of the pretzel & once again towards the fingernail. I had to use a fresh toothpick for each knuckle for this step because the chocolate sticks to the wood of the toothpick. Once assembled, leave on counter to set or place in your fridge until you’re ready to serve.
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What mini milestones will you be celebrating this month? I’d love to hear all about them in the comments below.
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I’m Holly. A Northern Michigan resident by way of Las Vegas, Nevada and the Southern California High Desert. Here you’ll find recipes that are family tested, kid approved, & that use eggs fresh from my chickens poopers. Food is my love language. Let me love you.