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?