Now I know its been a while (where did the last 5 months go?!) but I swear I am back for good this time!
Life has been so good and I have so much to share that I know I need to slow down, take pictures, and start bloggin’ again!
So since I last posted, I
- finished my first year of HBA
- got a marketing internship with a great company in Toronto
- have been living at home again and loving the full kitchen, fridge and dishwasher! and family dinners of course.
- bought lots of work clothes ( I now have a closet of work clothes and a closet of regular “summer” clothes and have no idea how I am fit all of this into my one tiny closet at school where I have my comfy school clothes)
- went to the beach – I <3 summer!
- organized a bake sale at work and contributed these dipped beauties:
Chocolate covered pretzels are so good and easy to make!
And so perfect for bake sales because they are:
- cheap (you’ll have most of these ingredients in your cupboard already)
- quick (no baking time required)
- easy to transport (pretzels weigh next to nothing and take up hardly any space at all)
- beeeeautiful (you’ll get to be the bake sale champ whose goodies sell out first!)
and you can make tons of them in one go.
All you need is:
- a microwave for melting your chocolate
- pretzels – I used larger rods here but you can also use the skinny pretzels, regular twisted pretzels, protein pretzels, anything goes!
- chocolate (dark, semi sweet, milk, white) for dipping and drizzling
- SPRINKLES! (we all love sprinkles)
- crushed peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans
- skor bits (amazing! especially with crushed peanuts)
- crushed candies, m&m’s, smarties, etc.
- baking sheet and wax paper to let the dipped pretzels dry on
- refrigerator to harden the chocolate
Now, for the assembly:
1. Get your pretzels ready – pick out the broken pieces – and lay out on a baking sheet that is covered with wax paper
2. Get your toppings ready and put them into shallow bowls or plates (large enough to roll your pretzel in)
3. In a small bowl, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between
4. Dip your pretzel in the chocolate, using a spoon to help coat the rest
5. Roll the chocolate coated pretzel in toppings
6. Lay coated pretzel flat on the wax paper
8. Refrigerate the rods until chocolate hardens (I put mine in for an hour, but 20 minutes should be fine)
9. “Test” a few to make sure your topping combinations actually taste as good as they sound – they should.
10. Package them in clear baggies and tie with a pretty ribbon and you’re all set!
For some other bake sale ideas…
All of us interns happen to be huge foodies and spend a fair bit of time talking about food (its normal for us to be discussing lunch options all morning, dinner plans during lunch..you get the idea) so when someone suggested holding a bake sale for one of sears’ charities, we all jumped on the idea and ended up raising about $25o for the boys and girls club! Amazing.
And if you couldn’t tell already, it was a pretty legit bake sale…
And it made monday morning fly by!
So if you have ever thought about having a bake sale at work, please do it! Raise money for a good cause, show off your baking skills and take a half day “off” work – win, win, win situation and you already have a great recipe waiting!
This post took forever to write but I am so happy to be back! I’ve been experimenting a lot with PUMPKIN (an obsession in the blog world) so look forward to a very orange next post =)
Now tell me – how have the last 5 months of YOUR life been??