Baby Shower Gender Reveal Pretzel Rod Recipe

Baby Shower Snack

Gender reveals are so much fun, aren’t they?  There is the anticipation!  Then the pink and blue decorations!  Plus, gathering all the family and friends together snapping dozens and dozens of pictures!  What’s not to love?!

If you’re having a hard time finding a baby shower gender reveal snack that suits your taste?  I think our baby shower gender reveal pretzel rods will fit the bill.  That is if your taste enjoys salty and sweet, with pink and blue chocolate!  These pretzel rods are tasty, well loved by young and old, and look oh so cute with very little effort.  That’s a favorite of mine!  Easy but looks super cute.  That could probably be my motto for life.  I like easy and cute.  This quick, to the point, give me the recipe and cut the dialog recipe, does include affiliate links.  I hope you’ll enjoy this fun, cute but not too cutesy, and yummy baby shower snack.

Gender Reveal Pretzels

 

Baby Shower / Gender Reveal Pretzel Rod Ingredients:

Baby Shower / Gender Reveal Pretzel Rod Instructions:

1. Melt the candy coating according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.  To tell you the truth, I’ve tried to heat chocolate many times with all the tips and tricks and I can’t do it without the help of this Wilton Candy Melting Pot.  To me, it’s worth twice what it costs.  It allows me to do it slowly, to not stress, and to even allow my kids to help because I don’t worry that the chocolate will get too hot.  (At the time of this post, it’s available here on Amazon for just over $20 shipped)
2. Pour candy into feet molds if you’re doing that and allow them to cool completely before continuing.
3.  Pour candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. If applying sprinkles, do so immediately rotating the pretzel rods to coat all sides. Larger sprinkles work best if placed individually.
4. Place pretzel rod on waxed paper or cooling rack. (Note: Waxed paper makes for easier release. I love these deli wax paper sheets for regular use and because the kids use them to trace all kinds of maps and pictures. Plus, they’re affordable!!)
5. If dipping with additional colored candy melts, allow initial candy coating to set completely. Then, use a spoon or fork to drizzle candy coating over the pretzel rods. Before the pretzel sets, gently pick it up and move to clean wax paper.
6. Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Placing in the refrigerator may cause the pretzel to soften.

Baby Pretzel Rods

Do you want to save this for another day?  Possibly for the next kid 😉 or a shower you’ll plan for a friend?  If so, pin the image below. 🙂  Enjoy!

Baby Shower Pretzel Rod Recipe

Baby Shower with Boogie Wipes + a Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Boogie Wipes, Dreft and Downy. All opinions are my own.

Mom and son

I love baby showers for two reasons – I love babies and I love giving gifts!  A third argument could be made because I like to eat but we won’t talk about that.  Boogie Wipes gave me a great opportunity to party on their behalf. Together, Boogie Wipes and I (and a few other well known and loved brands) threw a baby shower for a friend of mine that’s expecting!  We had so much fun!

It was a low-key party with minimal decorations and plenty of time playing and enjoying the sunshine.

Boogie Wipes Gift Bags

Our guests were spoiled with fabulous gift bags that included Boogie Wipes which I just adore for runny noses and I recommend to every mom (my daughter loves their grape scented ones!) (you can get a coupon here),  Boogie Mist which I’ve never used, but have heard great things about (it’s a very gentle saline mist for stuffy little noses), a Dreft pen which now that I know exists is a staple in my diaper bag (my kids are messy ya’ll!) (you can get a Dreft coupon here), Downy Wrinkle Releaser which is the only reason my kids don’t go around in wrinkly clothes all the time (you can grab a coupon here), and last but not least, an adorable Boogie Wipes t-shirt for every kid!

Snot Your Average Wipe

Check out the shirts.  Fun, right?

Boogie Wipes Shirt

The kids thought they were hilarious and went inside to change into them.

Diaper Bag

The mom-to-be was showered with gifts.  That Orla Kiely diaper bag is beautiful and will work well if she has a girl or a boy.  She will find out the gender later this week!!  Take a look at that Munchkin gift bag beside her.  That is the ULTIMATE baby shower gift bag.  It was massive and filled full with Munchkin’s innovative and attractive products.

Munchkin seeks to rid the world of tired and mundane products. They develop clever solutions that make parenting safer, easier and more fun. Because as parents know, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. Click here to learn more.

Munchkin Gift Basket

The big brother was excited to see what all toys were inside.

Baby Shower Gifts

The expectant mom also received, a Munchkin Safe Step Gate with Trip Guard, Blooming Bath, Chicco Stroller, and a Space Saver High Chair.  All of these great brands can be found at Target!

Bubble Fun

The kids had a great time running, playing ball, blowing bubbles, playing with the gift bag crinkle paper, and simply enjoying childhood.  It was a good day!

mom and daughter

Oh! I almost forgot! I have a giveaway for YOU!

Boogie Wipes Giveaway

The giveaway runs from now until 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 22, 2015.

One winner will receive the following items:

  • One (1) Munchkin Safe Step Gate with Trip Guard
  • One (1) Bloom Bathtub
  • One (1) $50 Target Gift Card
  • One (1) Chicco Stroller
  • One (1) Space Saver High Chair
  • One (1) Orla Kiely Diaper Bag
  • PLUS products from Boogie Wipes, Dreft Home and Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus!

Prize is valued at over $300. Good luck!