I'm such a last minute kinda person. Procrastinator, they call it.
I've always been this way when it came to my homework and school papers, and still am to this day in grad school.
I always wait until the weekend before my SRC posts are due to make the recipe.
And I always find myself sharing holiday-themed recipes with you like days before the big day. At best, a week in advance. I wanna be like those people who start posting Easter recipes in February, but I'm just not that organized!
But hey, you've still got time to make these little easy cuties. They do take some patience if you want to get the decorating part down perfectly, which I didn't. But there's no cooking, and only a few ingredients.
from Stop Lookin', Get Cookin'
- Wilton candy melts - white, and pink and black if you don't have edible markers
- Twist pretzels
- Edible markers - Americolor Edible Markers suggested
- Nonstick mat (I used Silpat)
Melt candy coating according to package directions.
Once candy coating is melted, spoon a small amount inside each pretzel until the holes are filled.
Let the chocolate set for 15 – 30 minutes before you start to draw the face with the edible markers. Wipe the markers off after each use. Sometimes the oils from the chocolate can clog the openings of the marker and they won’t work as well. If not using edible markers, pipe eyes, nose, and ears on with melted candy melts. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
I haven't yet mastered my decorating skills, since these kinda look like Hello Kitty pretzels. And I bought Wilton's foodwriters, but they did not work well at all on the chocolate. So I ended up only using the black foodwriters for the eyes and whiskers... that's why the whiskers aren't perfect. And the pink wasn't working at all so I ended up using some pink Wilton's candy melts for the nose and ears. So maybe take Kendra's advice if you're going to buy some edible markers, and get the Americolor Edible Markers brand.
Make these and put em in your kid's Easter baskets! Adults can get Easter baskets too, ya know :)
Peace, and bacon grease!