Memorial Day Snacks

Memorial Day Snacks

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One of the things that I hear on a daily basis is that the days have started to blur. We are all spending so much time at home these days that it’s easy to forget what day of the week it is. It’s happened to me several times already, and I rely on my work calendar to keep me sorted. This unprecedented time is also very difficult for many people, there is a lot of boredom and monotony. I believe one of the best ways to combat this boredom is to keep treating weekends (Fri-yay anyone?) and holidays as special occasions.

I think it is more important than ever to make plans for the weekend, and celebrate holidays! Even though the parades are cancelled, there is no reason why we can’t create a Plan B for Memorial Day. While you won’t have to decorate your red wagons and pack your lawn chairs for parade viewing, you can help make the occasion festive for your family.

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 a little 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 on Monday. This Memorial Day Snack is something that adults and kids go crazy over. They will be gone in a flash!

Ingredients:

Pretzel Rods/Sticks
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
Wax/parchment paper

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You can pick up almost any color in candy melts from Wal-mart or Michaels craft store. All you need is red, white and blue candy melts, white sprinkles and pretzels rods.pretzel-1

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.

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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.pretzel-3

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…

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Memorial Day Snacks

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