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Hold on tight, everypony! My Little Pony: The Movie is blasting to theaters on October 6! If you have a My Little Pony lover in your home, I have the perfect treat for you! Inspired by one of the Mane 6, Rainbow Dash, these Easy Chocolate-Covered Rainbow Pretzel Rods are sure to put some sweet magic in the night.
Have you seen the trailer for this darling, adventurous movie? On October 6, friendship is magic! You can watch the trailer for My Little Pony: The Movie and join the littlest ponies on a BIG screen adventure. So fun! The film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana.
So… how about these fun chocolate-covered rainbow pretzel rods? They are so easy to make and taste delicious! You can add an extra touch of pony magic with the free Rainbow Dash printable—the downloadable file is below.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these colorful rainbow pretzel rods:
-White, red, yellow, and blue vanilla candy melts (you can also use white chocolate and gel coloring if you prefer but it can seize and harden when coloring is added)
-Large pretzel rods
-plastic bags or disposable piping bags with #2 piping tip
–Wilton Pretzel bags with twist ties
–My Little Pony: The Movie Rainbow Dash Printable
-Scissors or a 2” circle punch
First, I melted the white vanilla candy melts as directed on the package. Then I dipped and twisted each pretzel rod into the melted chocolate until it was coated. I left about 2 inches uncoated as a handle. You could leave more or less, whatever you prefer.
After the pretzel rod was coated I gently scraped the bottom to remove any excess then placed it onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. I waited until the coating had hardened to move on.
Next, I melted each primary color (red, yellow and blue). I mixed the primary colors to give me the intermediate colors (red+yellow= ORANGE, yellow+blue=GREEN, blue+red=PURPLE). If you choose to blend colors using gel or liquid food coloring the melts will seize and become hard. You can add a little oil to thin it out but I found it was much easier to use the precolored melts. To lighten colors, add white melts.
Once melted, I poured each color into a bag fitted with a #2 piping tip. This was just a tip with a very small round hole. I drizzled each color following the rainbow color design.
After the candy melts have hardened they can be bagged for a fun treat, snack or party favor. I love the Wilton Pretzel Bags. They’re designed to fit pretzel rods just like these and come with shine silver twist ties.
To give this sweet rainbow pretzel treat an extra boost of pony love, you can add this fun “The Adventure Awaits” Rainbow Dash tag. You can find the free printable here. For fast and easy cutting, I used a 2” circle punch but you could also cut them out using scissors. I attached the tag using the twist tie.
That’s it! You will make pony friends forever with these colorful Rainbow Dash rainbow pretzel rods! 😉 They are sure to make your littlest ponies smile as the movie event of pony proportions comes to the big screen on October 6th.
You could also use these colorful rainbow pretzel rods as a party favor, St. Patty’s Day treat, springtime rainbow fun, or to add a little sweet burst of color to your day. 😊
About My Little Pony: The Movie – In theatres October 6th
A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.
The film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana. The movie features original music and songs performed by Sia, Diggs, Saldana, Chenoweth and Blunt.
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*This post was sponsored by Lionsgate. Pictures for My Little Pony: The Movie but all opinions here are my own.