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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dipped Pretzel Rods

Last Christmas I saw these fancy dipped pretzels in one of those
ritzy mail order cataloges. They sold for $15 for 6 pretzel rods!
I made several flavors and this year decided to make our favorite
for little gifts.
Rods are dipped in melted Ghiradelli White Chocolate and then
rolled in chopped pstachios. Pretty beribboned packages are awaiting their gift labels. These are going to all those special ed teachers, aides, therapists, Sunday School teachers and the bus driver! The baker got to eat any broken ones! :)

40 comments:

  1. wow...that looks good. I thought it was pistacio nuts on there but had never seen it. Very unique idea :)

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  2. yay for the baker!! they are lovely!

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  3. What a delicious idea! I've never this tasty treat and now I can't wait to try it.

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  4. They look scrumptious and will be a wonderful gift!

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  5. They are beautiful and look yummy. The recipients will enjoy them I'm sure.

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  6. Betsy! I love these! We make them every year! My girls can help with this one and use glittered sugars and nonpareils for giving to their friends.
    YUM...the sweet and salty is DELICIOUS!
    Your packaging is gorgeous!

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  7. That's a great idea! Buying presents for every teacher, therapist, and aide can really add up!

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  8. Wow, now that looks like something even I could tackle with out a lot of fuss and mess. I bet your homemade rods are a lot better then the ones in the catalog and I bet a whole lot cheaper.

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  9. Those are beautiful. Don't you love pistachio green?!

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  10. Those look good - and beautiful! Teachers are going to love you!

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  11. Jamie ~ if you like the sweet~salty combination, these are yummy!

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  12. Jill ~ yes, these would be a great kid-friendly project! You really can't mess them up and the possibilities of dips and sprinkles is endless!

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  13. MG ~ yes, I should have known you would love that green! ;)

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  14. OMGosh you so rock! What a wonderful idea to make these yourself.. they look beautiful. How did you find the time!

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  15. I love dipped pretzel rods! Thanks for reminding me--these would make a great treat this year:)

    I love the pic of your mantel on the sidebar--are those little Longaberger baskets? Too cute!

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  16. Oh...those look great! It reminded me that I have some peanut brittle in my pick up that a friend gave me yesterday. I'm going to get it and have some. Great pictures. Strider

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  17. Vicki ~ these are sooo easy...no baking or cooking involved! And I get all my stuff done while the boys are at school. Once that school bus comes down the street, it's all over for the day! :)

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  18. Strider ~ peanut brittle...yum!

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  19. Lora ~ they aren't true Longaberger, but look just like them! And...so much cheaper...$4.99 each. yea!

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  20. Betsy, you are so clever. I just spoke to my daughter while I was looking at the pretzels and she said we can make those when I'm off the week of Christmas. They look so delicious!

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  21. Great idea! I might be copying you if you don't mind! Those look easy and great!

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  22. Bobbi ~ go right ahead...easy, cheap and very yummy...the best kind of gift! :)

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  23. So after reading this post, I dashed to the store and got to work on my chocolate covered pretzel rods. They didn't turn out quite as cute as yours, but Emme and I had a lot of fun making them! Thanks for the great idea!

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  24. There are always benefits to being the baker! I've done these before with sprinkles and other nuts. I'm not a pistachio girl, but my Sparky is. We buy the bags of them at Sam's and she eats them as a snack. She'd love your pretzels!

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  25. those look wonderful! You do amazing work! You always make everything look so very nice and comforting....your cookies and gift baskets and ideas like this are so creatively done! That brown bow really sets this package of pretzels off...and I bet they are as good as they look!

    very nice!

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  27. I subscribe a blog about trains by a man who lives in Canada.
    See this with your sons.

    http://peterssteelhorse.blogspot.com/

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  28. Kayren ~ we buy that big bag of pstashios at Sams, too! Very good...and different... for snacking!

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  29. Melinda ~ thanks...you're too sweet!

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  30. Dottrell ~ welcome to my blog! :)

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  31. I love dipped pretzels. I've never had them with pistachios...I'll have to give it a try. They look so good, and you package them so nice and pretty. Great gift ideas!

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  32. Looks like a Christmas factory over here! Hope you have some elves to help you, Mrs. Santa! :)

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  33. Yummy! Thanks for sharing. Your blog is so beautiful!!
    Merry Christmas!
    The Bach

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  34. You are talented - those look just as good as the expensive, fancy-schmancy ones!
    Thank you for visiting/commenting at my blog. I am happy to have found you!
    Susan

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  35. Yummm can I order some? I mean it

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  36. your pretzels and finsihed packages look great! i tried chocolate-dipped pretzel rods last year and the chocolate didn't want to stick to the pretzels. i'm sure i did something wrong!!

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  37. Oh, my goodness, they are some lucky folks. Betsy, these look amazing. Heck, anything with Ghiradelli chocolate sounds like heaven to me...Yum!

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  38. Yum - I'm gonna have to try these too!

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  39. Those look fabulous - I'm gonna give them a try. Thanks!

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