Memorial Day Snacks
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Last night, my family attended our son’s band concert that was held at his school – and it totally inspired me to start getting organized for the Memorial Day weekend. Among the songs they played were a few marching songs that they will play in our town’s Memorial Day parade. And as we were tapping our feet to the beat of the drums, I started thinking about our own Memorial Day plans. There are a few picnics and BBQs and if the weather cooperates, a day at the beach. Memorial Day weekend is when the beaches on the Long Island Sound officially open for the season, and I’m super excited to celebrate the beginning of the long, laid-back days of summer.
I came across a festive and patriotic snack on Pinterest that I want to share with you. My girlfriends and I joke that despite the fact that holidays come around the same time every year, they always seem to sneak up on us. I know it’s early, but all the ingredients you need can be bought ahead of time so you are all set to go when it’s time to make them. This Memorial Day Snack is something that adults and kids go crazy over. They will be gone in a flash!
Red, white and blue chocolate melts (a good quality kitchen store or Michaels craft stores carry them)
White sprinkles or star-shaped sprinkles
A cooling rack
I started with the white melts. Melt in the microwave according to package directions. Dip two-thirds of the pretzel rod in the white. Lay out on parchment paper or cooling rack with wax paper underneath. Allow them to dry.
Next you will melt the blue candy melts. Dip the top third of the white section in the blue and immediately sprinkle them with the white sprinkles. This way, they will stick to the wet chocolate. Allow them to dry.
Finally, melt the red candy melts. Pour melted red candy into plastic baggie. Cut the corner of the baggie and drizzle over the white section.
Below are a few different variations of the snack, I can’t wait to make my own…
Memorial Day Snacks