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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
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.
- a handful of pretzels
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- Optional: toppings made from crushed Oreos or finely chopped peanuts
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
What are some fun ways you are celebrating National Pretzel Day with your kids? Leave a comment and share below!