Appetizer

Gourmet Halloween Pretzel Rods

Get fancy this year at the holiday parties with these gourmet Halloween Pretzel Rods recipe. And they’ll never know how easy it actually is to make!

Gourmet Halloween Pretzel Rods by Tiffany

We do these every year for just about every holiday. They are super easy and the kids will have a blast helping decorate these babies. Our family likes to make a bunch of these up, wrap them in treat bags with ties, and hand deliver them to all the kiddies in the neighborhood. Kids & adults both love them!  They’re one of those treats that don’t last long.

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Ingredients

  • 1 bag (12 0z.) pretzel rods
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) Wilton Candy Melts, White
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) Wilton Candy Melts, Vibrant Green
  • Halloween sprinkles, different varieties
  • treat bags with ties, 4 in. x 9.5 in. (10 cm x 24 cm), optional
  • Wilton Orange Icing Color, optional

Directions

  1. Lay a long piece of waxed paper on a clean, dry, surface.
  2. Melt candy melts per packaged directions. (If making different colors with the white candy melts, see notes.)
  3. Dip pretzel rod into melted candy melts.
  4. Sprinkle with desired sprinkles. TIP: (When sprinkling with sprinkles, sprinkle over a bowl to catch the extra sprinkles. Use the extra sprinkles to make a sprinkled variety pretzel rod.) Lay dipped/sprinkled rods on waxed paper, let set.
  5. To make extra fancy… use a small ziploc sandwich sized bag and put a couple tablespoons of white melted candy melts inside, cut off a small piece of the corner; drizzle melted candy melts over pretzel rods. Let set.

NOTES: Instead of buying a bunch of different Halloween colored candy melts, I bought one bag of white and tinted it with Wilton Orange Icing Color that I had on hand.  To help save money, you can make small batches of the white melted candies and tint them with any color you’d desire that you have on hand.  To make, simply follow directions on the back of your Wilton Candy Melts package and add desired amount of icing color; stir well.

 

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Gourmet Halloween Pretzel Rods

Gourmet Halloween Pretzel Rods
Course Dessert, Dessert Party Food
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Pretzel Rods
  • 1 bag Wilton Candy Melts White
  • 1 bag Wilton Candy Melts Vibrant green
  • 1 bottle Halloween sprinkles different varieties
  • Treat Bags with ties 4in X 9.5in optional

Instructions

  1. Lay a long piece of waxed paper on a clean, dry, surface.

    Melt candy melts per packaged directions. (If making different colors with the white candy melts, see notes.)

    Dip pretzel rod into melted candy melts.

    Sprinkle with desired sprinkles. TIP: (When sprinkling with sprinkles, sprinkle over a bowl to catch the extra sprinkles. Use the extra sprinkles to make a sprinkled variety pretzel rod.) Lay dipped/sprinkled rods on waxed paper, let set.

    To make extra fancy... use a small ziploc sandwich sized bag and put a couple tablespoons of white melted candy melts inside, cut off a small piece of the corner; drizzle melted candy melts over pretzel rods. Let set.

    NOTES: Instead of buying a bunch of different Halloween colored candy melts, I bought one bag of white and tinted it with Wilton Orange Icing Color that I had on hand.  To help save money, you can make small batches of the white melted candies and tint them with any color you'd desire that you have on hand.  To make, simply follow directions on the back of your Wilton Candy Melts package and add desired amount of icing color; stir well.

 

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You will need to make  pretzel skeletons

Pretzels Sticks and mini twists

Almond bark

M&Ms for the eyes

Wax paper for setting up

Begin by melting your almond bark in the microwave for 90 seconds.  I did half a brick at a time.  If it isn’t melted, put it back in for another 20 seconds, taking it out to stir.  Continue those steps until it is melted all the way without chunks.

Candy Coating

Once you have the candy coating melted, begin to put your pretzels in.  I started with a twist for the head.  Once it was coated, I fished it out of the candy coating with a fork.  I then allowed the excess candy coating to drip back into my bowl, and set the pretzel on the wax paper.  My pattern was 1 twist pretzel followed by 5 stick pretzels all horizontal under the twist to form the ribs.  Once the ribs are done, do another twist pretzel, but this time do it upside down.  Finally, you will be doing 4 more sticks and laying them for the legs and arms.  If you are using M&Ms for the eyes, now is when you will put them on too.  Continue doing this until all of your candy coating is gone.  I got 12 skeletons out of half a brick of candy coating.  When they were done setting up on the wax paper I used a thin, metal spatula to scoop them off the wax paper.  The skeletons will be fairly brittle in some places, mostly where the head and ribs connect.  Be sure to set them in an airtight container where they won’t be shaken around a lot to avoid them breaking before you are ready to use them.

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cheese pizza monkey bread recipe

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To make this recipe you will need

  • 1 Tube Pillsbury Grands Flaky Biscuits 16.3oz
  • 5 tablespoons butter  2 tablespoons to grease the pan and 3 to pour on top
  • 1/8 lb grated or cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 teaspoons pizza sauce
  • Any other topping you would like to add, (I added green peppers)
  • Bundtform Cake Pan

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To prep your pan spread 2 tablespoons of butter on the pan then sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning along the sides and bottom.  At the top of the biscuit pull it apart, stuff the inside with 1 teaspoon sauce, cheese and toppings.

Pinch the top back together to seal it back up.  Place seam side up on it’s edge in the pan.  Once you have all 8 of them stuffed, pour 3 tablespoons melted butter on top

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes till top is a rich golden brown color.  Take out of oven and flip onto a serving platter.

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Cheese Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe ~ Savory Monkey Bread

Course Main
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 Tube Pillsbury Grands Flaky Biscuits 16.3oz
  • 5 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons to grease the pan and 3 to pour on top
  • 1/8 lb grated or cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 teaspoons pizza sauce
  • Any other topping you would like to add (I added green peppers)

Instructions

  1. To prep your pan spread 2 tablespoons of butter on the pan then sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning along the sides and bottom. At the top of the biscuit pull it apart, stuff the inside with 1 teaspoon sauce, cheese and toppings.
  2. Pinch the top back together to seal it back up. Place seam side up on it's edge in the pan. Once you have all 8 of them stuffed, pour 3 tablespoons melted butter on top
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes till top is a rich golden brown color. Take out of oven and flip onto a serving platter.

 

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Jalapeno Bacon Popper Dip

You will need:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 jalapeno peppers  diced(take the seeds out) if you want it hotter 4 peppers
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  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon parsley

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This is the fastest and easiest dip, but taste like you worked on it for hours.  Mix all the ingredients together, till well blended.  Spread on the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish, top with crumbled bacon.  Bake in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes till edges are golden brown.

TIP: I like to bake mine in two smaller dishes (reduced cooking time a few minutes) I like the dip best when HOT and cheesy right out of the oven.  If I cook it in two pans at different times I can put one out at the start of the party, and pull the second one out once the first one is gone.

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Jalapeno Bacon Popper Dip recipe ~ Party Dip Recipe #Poppers

Course Appetiser
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 jalapeno peppers diced take the seeds out if you want it hotter 4 peppers
  • 1/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon save a bit back for garnish
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon parsley

Instructions

  1. This is the fastest and easiest dip, but taste like you worked on it for hours. Mix all the ingredients together, till well blended. Spread on the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish, top with crumbled bacon. Bake in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes till edges are golden brown.
  2. TIP: I like to bake mine in two smaller dishes (reduced cooking time a few minutes) I like the dip best when HOT and cheesy right out of the oven. If I cook it in two pans at different times I can put one out at the start of the party, and pull the second one out once the first one is gone.

 

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