yay it's easter week.
full of candy, baskets, and spring colors.
well would'ya look at that!
no not that,
it's the fact that it's the 3rd day and
the 3rd post in a row for me!
whassup with that?
i said before that i was behind in easter posts so i am making up for it this week.
so before i go on with today's tute,
i wanted to ask the pretzel makers of the world,
or at least in this state of FL
since it's where i live,
these burning questions:
why oh why is it so easy to find pretzels
in twisted shapes but impossible to find them
in simple circle rings?
aren't plain circles easier to make than twisted ones?!
do they realize i have been searching for pretzel rings since the beginning of time
(ok since the beginning of this blog actually)
and i STILL cannot find them anywhere
in the stores?
only the usual twisted ones and sticks and
rods and squares and mini ones.
thank God for amazon.
but amazon led me in a circle too
as i kept putting pretzel circles in the search box
and kept getting anything but
pretzels and rings.
instead i got pretzels in yogurt
or chocolate covered or gluten free or osem sesame
(which i have zero circle clue what that is).
a company called wege
FINALLY got them on amazon HERE
and i no longer suffered from
absence of pretzel ring anxiety.
except i had to buy almost $15 worth.
now i have
over abundance of pretzel ring disorder.
guess you'll be seeing alot of pretzel treats a "round" here.
let's just move on to the treat already.
here we go.
mixing these all together will give you a pretty bark.
and candy bark is oh so easy to make,
just melt the candy and throw
some stuff on top and let dry.
i can never leave things well enough alone
so i did this:
(no that's not 2 different colored candy,
it's 2 different stupid photos my phone took)
i got those sprinkle nonpareils at
marshall's for $3.99 and i've seen them at home goods too.
but if you can't find them there,
try here with a high shipping fee (ugh)
you can use a plain candy melt cut in half.
the yellow rabbit sprinkles
i got at walmart and the confetti sprinkles
are from jo ann's.
ok next step:
you can actually get this altogether BEFORE
you do the melted candy graham step.
that'll make it a lot easier to place
before the candy dries.
you can see what i mean here:
then add a pretzel handle,
a confetti egg sprinkle and
a bunny in each basket.
look it's easter basket mania.
allow to dry in the fridge before cutting apart.
it's a little trickier to cut than
regular bark because of the grahams underneath
and you will have to trim the edges a bit
but take your time and you'll have it together.
so there you go,
an easter basket you can eat entirely in one setting.
it includes a pretzel ring!
where else can you get that?