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Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Valentine’s Day may be over but we’re still enjoying some of the treats we made.  The biggest hit was these chocolate-covered pretzels my daughter made.  They are so simple and the heat is so low to melt the chocolate that your preschooler or even toddler can do them with very little help.  You can customize the sprinkles for other holidays, too.

All you need is Baker’s Chocolate, Pretzels (twists or rods), and sprinkles.

1. Melt chocolate on low heat.

2. Dip or stir in pretzels.

3. Place on wax paper and shake on sprinkles.

4. Cool in the refrigerator and enjoy!

There are so many skills children learn in the kitchen!

  • Everyone should wash their hands before touching food.
  • Children with long hair should tie back their hair.
  • Do NOT touch the stove!
  • Listen carefully to instructions.
  • Follow directions.
  • Measure dry and wet ingredients.

With this particular activity, we also got a little bit of science–applying heat to chocolate melts it, cooling the chocolate solidifies it again.

*sniff, sniff* – When the chocolate melts, you can smell it more.  Why is that?  What smells do you associate with your favorite places?

We also learned more about health–why can’t I have chocolate for every meal?

Older children can learn more about the places that cocoa is grown and teenagers may be interested in learning more about fair trade issues.

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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2 Responses to "Chocolate-Covered Pretzels"

  1. I love this idea. I do enjoy me some chocolate covered pretzels…. These look delicious!

  2. Tonya says:

    I can’t wait to do this with my daycare kiddies. Great job!