DIY Holiday Candy Bar

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

45 min

Makes

6 bars

DIY Holiday Candy Bar

Photo: Erik Putz

Looking for something to do on a snowy Saturday? Grab some sprinkles and get the kids involved in decorating these festive candy bars.


Ingredients

  • 3 thick pretzel sticks
  • 1 1/4 cup brown candy melts
  • 3/4 cup green candy melts
  • 6 star-shaped candies
  • assorted decorating sprinkles , holiday sprinkles of mini M&Ms

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. Using a ruler and pencil, trace six 5 x 3-in. rectangles on parchment, then flip over so lines are still visible.
  • Cut the pretzel rods in half, crosswise.
  • Place brown candy melts in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high, stirring halfway through, about 1 min.
  • Scoop 3 tbsp melted candy melts onto each rectangle. Use a palette knife or spoon to spread to the edges to create a “bar.” Place pretzel piece on the centre of each bar. Set aside until firm, 10 to 15 min.
  • Place green candy melts in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high, stirring halfway through, about 1 min. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a ¼-in. round tip, or a resealable zip-top bag with 1 corner snipped to make a ¼-in. diameter opening.
  • Pipe a zigzag tree pattern, starting from one end of the pretzel rod, making each line longer than the previous one. Decorate with star-shaped candies and sprinkles. Set aside until firm, 10 to 15 min.
  • Wrap each bar in a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon.

Nutrition (per square)

  • Calories
  • 205,
  • Protein
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Sodium
  • 65 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.