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Fun Activities for National Pretzel Day

April 26, 2017
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Today is National Pretzel Day and all I can say is that they make a day for everything, don’t they.  In the spirit of National Pretzel Day, I have planned out a cute little itinerary for me and my daughter that you can definitely try, too.  I’m a bookworm and love cuddling up with my daughter and reading a book, so today we will read a fun little book that requires some problem-solving and munch on some sweet pretzel snacks.

Sweet Pretzel Snack Recipe

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This is a super easy snack to make and it doesn’t really need a recipe.  Since it’s so easy to make, a toddler can help make it with a little adult supervision.

Ingredients

  • a handful of pretzels
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • Optional: toppings made from crushed Oreos or finely chopped peanuts

Recipe

  1. Place one cup of chocolate chips (milk or white works best for toddlers) in a bowl and microwave for two minutes.  The time will vary based on your microwave power.  Some will fully melt the chocolates in 30 seconds!  Mine takes two minutes.
  2. Dip the pretzels into the chocolate and roll it around in the bowl of toppings, if you have them.  If your toddler is helping, you can have her dip half the pretzel in chocolate. Half chocolate pretzels are pretty cool, too.  If you want to add the drizzled chocolate lines, you can scoop more melted chocolate into a small sandwich bag, cut a very tiny corner off, and squeeze out over the pretzels.
  3. Spread them on a plate and let them harden for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.  If you place the dipped pretzels on top of wax paper before letting them harden, it’ll be a whole lot easier to remove them from the plate.

Read Walter the Baker

Walter the Baker by Eric Carle is a fun little story to read on National Pretzel Day.  It’s a story about a baker who receives a challenge from the duke after he makes a mistake.  The challenge is to bake a roll that uses one piece of dough, but allows the sun to shine through three times.  Walter struggles to meet the challenge until he finally has a breakthrough.  This is a great story about not giving up, although I must say the personality of the duke is less than stellar.

Walter the Baker by Eric Carle

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What are some fun ways you are celebrating National Pretzel Day with your kids?  Leave a comment and share below!

  • Jo

    I didn’t know that there was such a thing as National Pretzel Day! I love the ideas that you have to get involved with the day 🙂

    • Paula

      Thanks, Jo! It was an interesting change of pace today. There’s a National Cupcake Lover’s Day in June! I will probably partake in that day, too 😂

    • FeelingMumYet

      What she said…:) never heard of it, by why not? Just keep them salty please for me 🙂 #thelistlinky

  • I do love a good pretzel and reading these suggestions making me want so badly right now X #coolmumclub

  • Pretzels aren’t all that big here in the UK but what the hell I’m all for a day dedicated to eating sweet baked goods!
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

  • thenotsocreativecook

    Just today I am hearing about National Pretzel Day. What was I doing all these times?? 😂 I love pretzels- of course, the chocolate coated ones mostly. This seems like a good day to celebrate my love for them. Thanks for coming at Fiesta Friday party. I hope you enjoy the crowd!

    • Haha, Jhuls, any day is a good day to celebrate with pretzels 😉 totally fine to not have heard of this day..but I’ll leave you with a juicy tip. There’s a National Cupcake Lover’s Day in June!

  • Kelly-Anne Combes

    Kelly-Anne | Mimi Rose and Me

    Wow, these looks delicious. We love pretzels! #kcacols

  • Never thought of decorating pretzels before: great idea, thanks for sharing! #kcacols

  • UK Yankee

    HOW did I not know about National Pretzel day? Mmmm! Another great recipe for salty/sweet pretzels is Pretzel Bark. Just put all the broken pretzel bits on a tray and pour molten chocolate over the top. Let it solidify and then break it into pieces. Yum! #thelistlinky

    • This is a great idea! There are always broken bits left over. Great way to use everything. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Hippy Christian Mum

    Mmm yum such an easy recipe but so effective. I love pretzels I’m totally missing a pretzel day in my life! I recognise the Eric Carle illustrations on that book cover from when I was a kid I’m sure. The story sounds intriguing. #KCACOLS

  • Kate Eccles

    I love pretzels! I also love books so I really enjoyed your post combining the two! I’ll keep an eye out for the Eric Carle book. He seems to have written so many that I haven’t heard of and they are always beautiful. Thank you for linking with #KCACOLS please do join us again next time.

  • Amy

    I love proper pretzels, not the packeted version! We make them sometimes at home but they are soooo difficult! #kcacols

  • kristin mccarthy

    oh nothing beats a warm hot pretzel dipped in cheese. Yum

    Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging

  • Mummy in a TuTu

    Ooo brilliant. I love giant pretzels with cheese or seas salt on but also adore chocolate covered pretzels yummmmm!!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime and don’t forget to join us this Thurs.

  • Winnettes

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as pretzel day!!! I love pretzels. I think I will have to celebrate this a little late by eating my own body weight in them!
    #BloggerClubUK

  • Lucy Dickens

    I had no idea this was a thing! Those chocolate pretzels look yummy tho! Thanks for linking to #GlobalBlogging

  • Wendy Hughes

    Haha you are so right, they really do have a day for everything – I have never heard of pretzel day! I love pretzels, seriously can’t stop eating once I start xx #Blogcrush

  • I love this! When I was travelling I remember have a brilliant fiesta for ‘day of the peach’ Fab!
    Mainy
    #KCACOLS

  • Mum’s The Word

    Is it bad to say I’ve never eaten a pretzel?? Haha! I think I may have to now tho #KCACOLS

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