Google+ Sugar Swings! Serve Some: homemade candy corn pretzels

Sunday, September 9, 2012

homemade candy corn pretzels


....so since all the halloween candy is in stores already....i think it's safe to post some fall and halloween stuff these days! (even if it's still 80 degrees here in jersey, which i'm still loving!)...and although i'm not a huge fan of the flavor of candy corn (neither are the kiddos), i still love the colors...there's something about tri-colored stuff (also a big fan of neapolitan!)....last year i did some candy corn striped madeleines....and this year i thought i'd try some fun pretzels!


...these are really simple too...no boiling needed...i used the recipe here from musings from a stay at home mom (she gives some great step by step pics of the dough mixing too)....i tinted the dough to give it the candy corn colors (not the flavor of candy corn, but you could add some butter flavoring if you wanted as well)....tinting dough is tough---the easiest way would have been to add the color to the yeast liquid, but since i needed orange and yellow i did it after the dough was mixed (make yellow first, save some, then add some red to make orange)

1st batch i did orange before the yellow which took awhile by hand!
...add foil to a baking sheet and spray with non stick spray (you could prob use parchment as easily but that costs more so i use foil :) ....then add a little of each color one at a time to make the candy corn layer colors (it may be sticky at first, let the dough sit for a few minutes and you'll be able to move the dough with your fingers to shape it into the candy corn shape that looks best)


or you can skip the candy corn shapes and just go for more traditional pretzel shapes.....i experimented a little...


...once the shapes are formed, paint tops with an egg wash and sprinkle generously with some good salt (i used pink sea salt) an bake at 425 degrees for only about 10 minutes....take out when just starting to brown...

...i like this recipe because it lets the color show really well without turning really brown like some recipes....they came out of the oven all hot, soft and tasty (don't forget the salt!)....

and you get some fun homemade soft pretzels all dressed up for the soon to be here halloween season!


p.s. bake soon after you get the dough ready....i let it sit out on the counter for a few hours because we had to go out and i covered with plastic wrap.....both big mistakes---i couldn't get the plastic wrap off and pulled off all the top layers.....AND the dough had really deflated a bit and it was not a good scene....had to start all over again....oh well you bake and you learn! 

hope you like them and have an awesome week!!!

21 comments :

  1. AH-MAY-ZING! I love these. So creative. Wow.

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  2. Super cute! I've been wanting to try to make soft pretzels!

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  3. I've never come across a home-made pretzel recipe. And then in candy corn colors? Thats awesome!

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  4. CUTE! Pinned it to my candy corn board! Thanks! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  5. No stinkin' way! At first I was thinking these were chocolate covered pretzels but they looked funny. Duh! I'm a nob. This is awesome! Great job!

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  6. Those are ADORABLE! I can't wait to try and make these. Thanks for sharing!
    Brianna from Flippin' Delicious

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  7. What a great idea for Fall! I am hosting an "It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party" .... I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!

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  8. These are SO cute! I hope you'll link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party (fall ideas too).
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  9. I just LOVE these Michele...BOTH versions! You're always coming up with such creative goodies:)

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  10. oh what an adorable idea!!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/fabulous-fall-ideas/

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  11. Such a cute idea to make colored pretzels. Love it!!!

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  12. Oh my goodness these are adorable!!! What a cute idea!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I think this is a really cute idea, they turned out great:@)

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  14. What fun idea, They look so adorable, too.

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  15. I just wanted to let you know I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out:>

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/09/20-fall-treats-feature-friday-linky.html

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  16. Wow! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

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  17. These look amazing. My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

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  18. Oh, I so understand running out of time to finish a recipe then having to re-do the whole thing. It stinks, but your pretzels turned out great. Thanks for adding a picture to my Hungry Happenings Picture Party.

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