My daughter just turned 6. As usual, she was able to pick the theme of her party. My kids get just as excited as I do about picking a fun theme to help celebrate. Her choice this year? Butterflies. She has been learning about life cycles at school, so the butterflies are on her mind. She seems to take an interest in themed parties that are more nature oriented. Is this telling me something about her personality? Here are some of her choices from the past: Owl Party, Spring Party and Rainbow Party. These chocolate filled butterfly pretzels were just one of the ideas that made up the butterfly themed food at the celebration.
I’m excited to bring you this post. Not only is this a tasty treat, but it’s super fun and easy to make. Even my kids could do it. I also included a handy-dandy 30 second video tutorial.
Materials Need to Make Chocolate Butterfly Pretzels
Linked products from Party City provided to me at no cost.
- Pretzels – I used Rold Gold Tiny Twists
- Pretzel Sticks
- Bright Pink Candy Melts
- Bright Pink Sixlets
- Candy Squeeze Bottle (affiliate)
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper (affiliate link to individual sheeted parchment paper)
How to Make Chocolate Butterfly Pretzels
- Prepare your pretzels. Put two pretzels next to each other so that it looks like two wings. Break off small pieces of the stick pretzels. These will become antennas.
- Melt your Candy Melts as directed on the back of the package. It’s really easy to do in the microwave.
- Put your melted chocolate into a squeeze bottle. Tip: To make sure chocolate doesn’t harden within the bottle, boil some water and then take it off the heat. Stick chocolate squeeze bottle in the warm water when not in use. Make sure to wipe off squeeze bottle when in use so you don’t get water in the chocolate.
- Squeeze chocolate into the center of each pretzel hole. Smooth with the tip of your bottle.
- Squeeze chocolate in a line over where the pretzels meet to bond them together. Do an extra squeeze at the top where the head will go.
- Add a Sixlet for the head. Add two extra chocolate dots where you want the antennas to go. Attach those.
- Once done with a tray of butterflies, put them in the refrigerator to solidify. This only takes minutes to harden.
- Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature if not too hot.
This project was so easy that the kids could help do it. They had a lot of fun preparing the party food with me. I love having them in the kitchen helping. It is such a bonding time.