These chocolate covered pretzel flowers are a simple and fun way to make edible flowers and perfect to make with kids!
Sometimes I think we all need a little reality check, okay maybe just me. A reality check meaning that not everything that I make it photography worthy and not everything I make turns out like I envisioned it would in my head. It actually happens WAY more often than I let on, it’s just not often that I actually still post about those things. They typically get eaten (or thrown away) and I move on to the next idea.Sometimes things don't go as planned. These chocolate covered pretzel flowers are a great example. Click to tweet. Click To Tweet
This month for our #CreativeFoodies challenge, our theme was edible flowers. I really wanted to make the flower cupcakes from my spring party last year but Kristy already did something similar. As I was walking around Target trying to get inspired to make something else, I saw the cutest little pack of Wilton icing flowers and it hit me, I could actually make edible flowers! It would be so easy to make chocolate covered pretzels, throw those little flowers on top, and have not only a cute but a yummy party treat.
I was so wrong.
I’ll tell you right now, these chocolate covered pretzel flowers are really yummy, I mean they’re chocolate covered pretzels after all. But they are not cute. I really wanted to title this post my chocolate green bean flowers because no amount of styling could change the fact that really they look like green beans with a tiny little icing flower on top.
Major failure on my part. If I was going to make these again, I’d dip something much thinner and shorter, like the size of those little breadstick things that came in snack mixes (but obviously not those) instead. And then they might look like actually look like flowers.
Either way, they’re yummy and that’s really all that matters right? My real recommendation is to let your kids help make them because when a kid makes something, they automatically think it looks amazing even when it’s an epic failure like mine. So yes, do that. Melt the chocolate first (and use these special food colorings to color the chocolate!) then let the kids have at it, dipping the pretzels in chocolate and adding one (or 10 if they want) flowers on top to make these chocolate covered pretzel flowers.
Want to see some edible flower projects that both taste amazing and look good? These 10 other edible flower projects are just that, and I’m honestly embarrassed to be include in the incredible collection. But not too embarrassed because I’m sitting on a beach in Florida and singing “don’t worry bout a thing, cause every little thing’s gonna be alright,” and this is just one of those things that goes into the don’t worry about it category. Enjoy!
Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes from Mom Endeavors
Cupcake Flower Pot Bouquet from See Vanessa Craft
Easy Flower Patch Fudge from A Night Owl Blog
Flower Pot Cupcakes from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Gumpaste Peony from Ashlee Marie
Jelly Bean Flower Cookies from Mommy Hates Cooking
Candy Flower Sugar Cookies from Two Twenty One
Flower Oreos from Happiness is Homemade
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Flowers from Play Party Plan
No Bake Berry Cheesecakes from Strawberry Mommycakes
Fruit Flowers from The Idea Room