This post has been sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Get ready to celebrate summer with Sparkler Pretzel Rods covered with M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies!
Summer holidays, including Memorial Day and the 4th of July, are a big deal at my house. My husband served in the military for 12 years and while we were patriotic before, it became a bigger deal while he was serving and now that he has left the service.
We love to have friends and family over to eat for summer holidays and grill out in the backyard. No celebration is complete without a little dessert. This one is really fun because it doubles at summer decor!
When it’s holiday time, I know that I can always get a great deal on seasonal items at Dollar General®. I was able to run in and pick up the ingredients I needed for my Sparkler Pretzel Rods as well as the vase; tray; and red, white, and blue flowers to create my edible centerpiece.
The inspiration was really the M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies Mix, and then it only took a few minutes to find everything else I wanted to complete my summer firecracker centerpiece.
Save now on M&M’S® Chocolate Candies and SKITTLES® Candy Red, White, & Blue packs at Dollar General® stores using this digital coupon: $1 off 2 M&M’S® Chocolate Candies Red, White, & Blue Sharing Size or SKITTLES® America Mix Candy Medium Bag. You can download the digital coupon by Saturday 6/15 and redeem it by Sunday 7/14.
I found the M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies, DOVE® Milk Chocolate, and pretzel rods in the grocery area of my Dollar General®.
Assembling your sparkler pretzel rods only takes a few steps, but you can get pretty creative! Start by melting your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Break up the chocolate and microwave at 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring between each time.
Once the chocolate is melted, coat your pretzel rods in the chocolate. While it’s still soft, cover the melted chocolate with your M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies Mix.
You can leave your M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies whole or you can also crush them up for some of your pretzel rods. Or create some sparkler pretzel rods that are a combination as both! For a little extra sparkle, I also added some glittery sprinkles.
I lined a baking dish with some parchment paper to place my pretzel rods on. You get such a different look with both the whole and crushed M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies!
Once you’ve assembled your pretzel rods, you can place them in the refrigerator to cool and harden. It only takes about 20-30 minutes and then you can assemble your edible centerpiece.
I filled my vase with a bag of M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies, after snacking on a few, and then placed my sparkler pretzel rods in the vase. I can have a treat and feel good that $1 from every pack goes to the USO!*
Sparkler Pretzel Rods
- M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies
- Pretzel rods
- DOVE® Milk Chocolate
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Prepare a baking pan or sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt the milk chocolate in a microwave dish in the microwave. Microwave in 30 second increments at 50% power, stirring between each time.
- Dip the pretzel rods into the melted chocolate.
- Cover the chocolate with M&M’S® Peanut Red, White & Blue Candies.
- Add sprinkles if desired.
- Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened.
Ready for summer entertaining? Head to your closest Dollar General® to get all the ingredients you need!
*In addition to its 2019 donation of $250,000 to the USO, for every Red White & Blue pack of M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, DOVE®, SKITTLES®, JUICY FRUIT®, HUBBA BUBBA® & LIFE SAVERS® brands (including variety pack & ice cream) purchased between 5/1/19 and 8/31/19 at participating US stores, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC will donate $1 to the USO, up to a maximum of $50,000. Your purchase is not tax deductible. For more information about the USO, visit www.uso.org.