Tuesday, December 27, 2011

::In The Kitchen At Christmas::

 Craving something sweet-an'-salty? We've got the most satisfying solution!

After buying the Flipz pretzels and feeling slightly "shamed" about the price we paid, we thought: "how hard can it be to make our own and pay the same price for maybe 5 bags worth?" (not to say we don't buy Flipz pretzels anymore:)) These taste amazing and are so fun to make for snacking on while playing a game or watching a movie!

You Will Need:

1 package of CandiQuik. Vanilla flavored. (You can find this at Wal-Mart)
1 bag of pretzels. One package of CandyQuik doesn't quite cover a family sized bag of pretzels.

If you don't have a double boiler, (we don't have one either) you can use a pot with about an inch of water brought to a boil on the bottom, and a smaller metal bowl set on top. Continue checking the water and add more when low. It works just as good! 

The CandyQuik package also has instructions for microwaving, but the pot on the stove is much better because it's not necessary to continue microwaving every couple of minutes.

Now! Here's how it's done:

First, break up your candy into the metal bowl and wait...and wait...and wait...until it becomes the right smooth consistency.
The first time we did this, we put a couple of pieces of candy in at a time, but we soon realized we were going to use all the candy anyway so we put it all in the second time. (it really depends on how many pretzels you want to do) 
After the candy is smooth, start putting the pretzels in. (a few handfuls at a time) Once the pretzels are evenly coated, use tongs to remove them and gently tap on bowl to remove excess candy. (this may be slow going as you can't grab huge handfuls of pretzels at once...maybe one or two at a time.)
Cover a couple of pans with wax paper and lay pretzels to cool. (while waiting for these to harden we decided we didn't want to wait that long and stuck them in the freezer for about 5 minutes...hardened right up and cut waiting time in half!!)

Please enjoy your delicious snack!

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! We do the same thing instead of buying the predone ones... *smile*