I saw this idea to make butterflies and dragonflies out of pretzels not too long ago. I’m a big fan of pretzels- I love how inexpensive they are and how good they taste when covered in chocolate! My kids absolutely adored these. We had just as much fun making them as we did eating them. I think they’d be darling cupcake toppers too!
Dragonfly & Butterfly Pretzels
- mini pretzels
- stick pretzels
- 4 different colors Candy Melts*
- colored sprinkles
*Instead of using Candy Melts (which can be found on the cake decorating aisle of Walmart, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s, etc) you can melt a bag of white chocolate chips with 2 tsp coconut oil or shortening added. Divide the melted chocolate between 4 bowls and then stir in drops of food coloring.
Pour candies in separate glass or ceramic bowls and microwave for each separately for 1 minute to melt. Add 30 seconds and then let sit until mostly melted. (A glass or ceramic bowl will held the heat in better and help the candies to melt better.) Stir to melt the rest of the way. (You really don’t want to overheat these, or any chocolate for that matter! It seizes and the result is a thick, clumpy mess!)
Dip the pretzels in the colors you’d like, then arrange them together on parchment paper sheets (or wax paper) to make either a butterfly or dragonfly. You can use forks to dip them but I love my Wilton Dipping Tools! The stick pretzels go in the middle with either 2 or 4 mini pretzels angled against it on the sides.
Sprinkle on any fun candy decorations you have. Let cool fully until solid.