Through all the yummy goodies in my kitchen, my son's favorite are the dipped pretzel sticks. I think this kid would eat 10 a day if I were not looking. These little diddys make a quick and easy treat to share with guests or use as a sweet and salty gift for a special someone on your list.
What you will need:
1 bag pretzel sticks (be sure to check for bags with the least broken ones!)
1/2 block white or chocolate bark
festive sprinkles, M&Ms, colored sugars, etc
Lay out wax paper. Melt bark according to instructions on package. Simple dip sticks into bark, covering 1/3 to 1/2 of stick. Sprinkle or decorate immediately. Lay on wax paper to dry. That's it!
A few notes and thoughts:
*I find it easier just to use my spoon to "frost" the pretzel stick rather than dipping. Maybe a personal preference, but it seems to go faster and wastes less bark.
*If you have broken pretzel sticks consider dipping each end (amount to cover will depend on the size of the broken piece). I found this to really look cute, especially when decorated with sprinkles. And it makes use of those frustrating broken pieces. ha!
*Simply take a few sticks, wrap in saran wrap and tie with a riboon. Makes a cute gift for friends, coworkers and more! In the pictures, I included one stick dipped in white and one dipped in brown chocolate.