one day of dipping

Some of Saucy's favourite Christmas projects... posted again this year, just in case you forgot.


It's dipping day again... the day when anything standing still around here gets dipped in melted chocolate and smothered in sprinkles. First up are the pretzel rods. Dip them about two-thirds up, alternating with white and milk chocolate. Saucy prefers Wilton Candy Melts (you can get them at Michaels) because of their consistency and if they get a little cool and thick while you are working you can pop them in the microwave and warm them up again.

Use a spoon or a pastry bag to drizzle the opposite shade of melted chocolate across your dipped treasures and add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still shiny.


Miniature candy canes are posed together like a heart on parchment paper or better yet, a silicone pad. Pour melted white chocolate inside the hearts - you may have to push and stir it around with a little blending stick. Add sprinkles or crushed peppermint. Yes, they're that easy.


This is for the more ambitious dipper... only because the Teddy Grahams are wearing Christmas sweaters. The crackers could go naked, too. Nobody would care; it's like a s'more on a stick. Saucy had some leftover royal icing so she decorated the guys and outfitted their duds with sprinkle snowflakes and trees. The rest was super-easy, just poke lolly sticks into regular marshmallows and dip 'em in melted chocolate. Set them to rest on a bed of crushed graham crackers...


... or, rest your dipped marshmallows in a bed of crushed peppermint.


Kids love skewering things. Have them line four marshmallows onto a skewer stick and then dip the entire thing. Drizzle with chocolate (here, red tinted candy melts) and sprinkle away. The possibilities here are endless. This year Saucy is contemplating a marshmallow skewer dipped in white chocolate, drizzled with dark, sprinkled with Oreo crumbs and topped with mini cookies... how about you?

14 comments:

Grace said...

eeek these look so yummy and so stinking cute! Grace xoxo

sugar Creek said...

Oh man those look so good!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Mmmm!!! I love the Teddy Grahams on the marshmallows. Too cute! ~Val

Sugar Bear said...

So many great ideas here! Must get dipping! I've adored your peppermint hearts for a while now. Need to give them a try. This post is getting bookmarked!
Karla

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Very bad Idea to see this when I'm trying to be on a diet! These look amazing.

Faye said...

I made candy cane hearts for our cheerios- in our school colors( mint chocolate) , I bagged them already-dang it now I have to add white chocolate centers and sprinkels- too darn cute! I am going to try doing candy canes dipped instead of prezel rods and bag them for all her school friends.

Clandestine Road said...

The teddy grahams are the cutest!

Pepper said...

Yum!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

My kids love to dip. Pretzels are best, in my opinion!

karen said...

ohh yumm - the chocolate covered marshmallows look wonderful

ChaChaneen said...

We lurve those pretzels!
Question for you... I recently made the decorated sugar cubes from the Thanksgiving idea and followed the royal icing recipe on the Wilton meringue can. I also used paste coloring. When the decorations dried, they (pumpkins, cornucopias) appeared really DRIED out looking. It probably had to do with the ratio of water, etc. What recipe would you recommend so I don't waste my hard earned money on trying to get it right?
Blessings,
Janeen

Donna said...

My daughter and I did a trial run of the pretzel sticks on Saturday and we have two questions. First, what type of container do you use to hold the chocolate? We tried a tall drinking glass but still had trouble keeping the chocolate tall enough to cover 2/3 of the pretzel. Second, where do you place the pretzels to dry? Do you lie them down on waxed paper? HELP! WE NEED A TUTORIAL!

Saucy said...

Hi there

Here is a link to my 2008 post - the actual "tutorial" for dipping.

I would suggest using a glass and swirling the rods as deep as you can... do you have a milkshake machine? The metal cups that come with those are awesome for dipping, but you can't stick them in the microwave. You have to pour the melted chocolate into it.

Click Here for Dipping Tutorial

http://www.saucysprinkles.com/2008/12/only-thing-that-separates-us-from.html

Donna said...

Thanks, Saucy! I do have a milkshake machine and my daughter and I will be using the metal cup this Saturday for a second-round of pretzel and marshmallow dipping. My daughter wants to become "Loopy Jr." but I'm afraid I'll never be able to fill the shoes of Saucy.