Saturday, November 19, 2016

How to Build a Pretzel "Pallet" Snowman




Once again, Pinterest inspired.  
Almond bark covered pretzel snowman.
 I am calling it a pretzel "pallet" snowman
because it resembles those
pallet wood lawn ornaments. 


I laid out my pretzels.


I spread the melted white bark or candy melts
on the diagonal on one side of the pretzels. 
Let set in the fridge for a few minutes.
Turned over and frosted the back side. Let set.

After the pretzels are stuck together it is much
easier to handle and I could pretty much just
dip in the chocolate,
then place the hat brim pretzel.

I stood them up in between my cooling rack wires to set.



But first, while the bark is still wet,
I added sprinkles to mimic pines and holly berries. 




When set, added a little "snow" to the hat.




Piped eyes and mouths with more chocolate bark.



When I added orange gel food coloring
to the candy melts it became like a dough consistency
so I went with it and formed little noses
which I actually like much better than if I had piped them on!







All wrapped up and off to the Bazaar
along with some marshmallow reindeer pops
and pretzel rod turkeys.








I'm lovin' the prepackaged eyes.
They make it so easy to create these little
novelty food faces and give such personality.



These marshmallow reindeer are on sucker sticks
although you can't tell from the photos.



See you at the Holiday Bazaar!!

                  Betty