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Pretzel Butterflies

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Pretzel Butterflies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 20
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Pretzel Butterflies are not only a tasty treat, but also a terrific project to bring out the creativity in kids of all ages.
Updated Jul 14, 2022

Ingredients

  • 2 cups small pretzel twists (about 45)
  • 1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips or 2 oz vanilla-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup small round candy-coated fruit-flavored chewy candies (from 4-oz bag)

Steps

  • 1
    Line large cookie sheet with waxed paper or cooking parchment paper. To make 20 butterflies, arrange pretzel twists on cookie sheet in groups of 2 with single-hole sides of pretzels touching to form butterfly wings (see diagram). Break remaining 5 pretzels into pieces for antennae; place 2 pieces at top of each butterfly between wings.
  • 2
    In 1-quart resealable freezer plastic bag, place vanilla chips and oil. Microwave on High 1 minute 20 seconds or until melted, squeezing bag to mix. Seal bag; cut small hole in 1 corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe thin zigzag of melted chips between pretzels to look like bodies of butterflies. Press pretzel pieces firmly into melted chips.
  • 3
    Pipe melted chips into each hole in wings; top each with 1 candy. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Remove from waxed paper; store in tightly covered container.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    White vanilla baking chips can be melted in a 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Use a spoon to apply the melted chips.

Nutrition Information

60 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Snack
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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