If you’re looking for some edible crafting fun with the kids this Valentine’s Day season, we’ve got three festive ideas. From candy coated pretzel sticks to candy mustaches to chocolate covered pretzels…. crafting in the kitchen can be such a fun, creative time.
After a trip to the craft store, I came home with a few supplies for our own treat making fun.
Sweet Treat #1: Candy Coated Pretzel Sticks
This is something you can let your kids just “go to town with.” Prep the necessary supplies, including large pretzel sticks, melted candy coating, and Valentine’s Day sprinkles/decorative baking candies. We each did a few pretzel sticks; my oldest got pretty creative with his pretzel creating a swirly effect with the sprinkles. Just dip your pretzel stick in melted candy coating, and add the desired sprinkles. Place on a cookie sheet, lined with wax paper. Once all the pretzel sticks are complete, you can place them in the refrigerator to chill.
These are the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Plus, they’re just a lot of fun to make.
Sweet Treat #2: Candy Mustaches
I found this really cute Mustache Fun Face Lollipop Mold from Wilton and knew right away the boys would have some fun with this. Melt your candies, and fill the mold halfway, adding lollipop sticks and turning to coat. Then fill the molds up the rest of the way. Finally, just stick the mold in the freezer and let it go. We let ours stay in for about an hour while we made other treats.
Once the candy was set, we popped them out of the molds and had some mustache fun.
Sweet Treat #3: Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Lastly, if you have leftover candy coating, use it to make chocolate covered pretzels. Just drizzle the chocolate on; then add sprinkles for a festive look, if desired.
Are you planning to make any special treats for Valentine’s Day this year?
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