As a mom of two active little boys, it seems like we’re constantly celebrating mini milestones in our house. Whether it’s my little man getting a 100% on his spelling test or my big guy advancing in his karate class, there is always something to celebrate. Mini milestones deserve a mini reward, right? Something tasty like the sweet-salty combo of chocolate-covered pretzels for instance.
Since it’s October, we put a little Halloween flare into them, but you can get really creative with chocolate covered pretzels if you want to change things up. That’s one of the reasons we love these so much.
Halloween Pretzel Sticks –
1 bag of pretzel rods, any brand
12 oz. Wilton white candy melts
Baking sheet lined with foil or wax paper
#1. Heat the Wilton candy melts in a microwave safe dish in 30 second increments, stirring every 30 seconds until melted through. My microwave takes about 3-4 minutes for this.
Allow the melted chocolate to cool 3-4 minutes prior to dipping your pretzel rods.
#2. Take one pretzel rod at a time and dip into the chocolate. I used a large tablespoon to help cover my pretzels and spread the chocolate around evenly.
Sprinkle immediately with the Halloween sprinkles – sprinkle them over a paper plate, otherwise they go everywhere. 😉
#3. Lay the finished pretzel rods on the foil/wax lined baking sheet and repeat the process with the other pretzels.
Once once all the pretzels are dipped and sprinkled place the baking sheet in the fridge for 10-15 minutes so the chocolate sets.
If not serving immediately, store in a cool and dry place.
After our snacks are ready, our family enjoys munching on them over a movie. Netflix has many titles to celebrate your mini milestones. We’re big Disney XD fans in our house, so we watched Kickin’ It. My oldest is less than a year away from getting his black belt, so he is really inspired by the older kids on that show.
If you’re celebrating any mini milestones, here are some great shows over on Netflix that you may want to check out with your family!
For your kids:
New Sibling: The Hive: S01E01, Babee’s Room
Losing Your First Tooth: Super WHY: S01E10, The Story of the Tooth Fairy
Getting Glasses: Arthur: S15E09, Through the Looking Glasses
First Sleepover: Bratz Kidz: Sleep-over Adventure
First Trick-or-Treat: Jake and the Never Land Pirates: S02E15, Tricks, Treats and Treasure!
First Pet: Beethoven
First Move: The Croods
First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks
Plus a few major milestones for mom and dad:
New Job: The Office
Getting Married: My Fair Wedding with David Tutera
Having a Baby: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Life as a Parent: Parenthood
Running for Office: Parks & Recreation
Buying a Home: House Hunters
Another favorite first with the kiddos? Going to the movies! Check out these tips from Common Sense Media to make sure your kids’ first trip to the theater is a good one.
What are some mini milestones that you’re family has celebrated recently?
Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.