You know those cookies or snacks that just scream the Holidays?
Well in my family these Sweet and Salty Treats are it.
I can remember making these candies with mom year after year.
3 ingredients to the perfect Holiday snack.
Something Salty + Coating + Sprinkles
Now, the something salty could be anything from peanuts to pretzels (I wouldn’t recommend French fries… just sayin’).
Our favorite salty components have always been pretzels and Ritz crackers…
This time around I used Ritz Snowflake Crackers and Holiday Shaped Pretzels.
I was recently in the grocery store and saw a pound bag of white chocolate pretzels for $10!!!
I think I may have paid $5 for this gigantic tub of pretzel fun.
Anyhoo… you take something salty and set it aside…
Then you choose a coating… it could be chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch chips, almond bark, etc.
I used Dove White Chocolate and Ghirardelli Classic White Chips.
Almond Bark is a coating I use often as well.
Now melt your coating according to your package’s instructions…
You will want to stir and heat until it is super melty(technical term)…
And the chocolate drizzles from your spoon…
Now dunk your salty into your coating
Now use a fork or candy fork to pull your treat out of the the coating and tap the fork on the side of the bowl to let all the excess coating drizzle off the candy.
And then scrape the bottom across the side of the bowl before placing on a wax paper covered plate…
Then sprinkle with sprinkles 😉
Note: I would NOT recommend using a cooling rack like I did… thought I was being sooo clever….
Those BABIES were stuck like edible glue…
Yummy delicious glue… but glue none-the-less.
There were casualties… but fear not, there was plenty of help to clean up the evidence ;).
Anyhoo, turns out mom’s old fashioned wax paper and plate was a far superior method for letting these treats dry.
You can pop the plate into the freezer to speed up the setting process.
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Spread some peanut butter on the cracker to make a sandwich, and then dip in chocolate, and you have a yummy treat as well!
Dawn Dawson says
Yummmmy!! Good to know about the cooling rack also. 😉
I’ve done that with the Ritz crackers before, but added a little mint flavoring. With regular chocolate coating, they taste just like Girl Scout Thin Mints!
My favorite thing for white chocolate is pretzels.
Amber Norwood says
YUM – I’m going to do white chocolate dipped pretzel rods with sprinkles this weekend – can’t wait – thanks fo the inspiration!
Looks yummy to me 🙂
I love sweet with salty.
Have you ever made those ‘Chinese noodle candies’?
Made with melted butterscotch chips, cashews and crunchy chow mein noodles .