Wyatt had a field trip today at the fire station and his teacher asked us all to bring treats and cards for them as a thank you. We decided to make patriotic caramel pretzels the easy way using pre-made caramel. My friend Patti and I used these caramel apple wraps years ago to make pretzels for a baby shower and I totally forgot about how easy they are. This is what you need to make the pretzels:pretzel rods, caramel apple wraps, chocolate and sprinkles.
There are 5 caramel apple wraps per package and I was able to get about 6 pretzels per wrap. You could make it thinner and wrap more but I didn't need that many and I like more caramel.
I stocked up on these trays at Hobby Lobby when they were on clearance after the 4th of July since I seem to do a lot of patriotic treats outside of July.
I used my big 14x24 cellophane bags to put the tray in and tied it up with a bow and card.
We seem to have a tradition in our family that if you go on a field trip to the fire station we make a fire truck treat for the class. Usually we make cupcakes and top it with a chocolate fire truck but Wyatt wanted to make these chocolate fire truck suckers instead. They used more chocolate but I didn't have to bake anything and I could do them a few days ahead. Score!
Thank you firemen for all that you do for our communities! We appreciate your sacrifices!
I enjoy the whole process of creating yummy things, from baking and eating to everything in between. For me the presentation is the icing on the cake! I just can't get enough of homemade sweets. That is why my kitchen is decorated in the Indulge theme.
I enjoy looking online for ideas and that is part of what inspired me to start my own blog. So come indulge with me...