I absolutely love the age my son’s at – 4 years old!
He’s starting to have his own ideas about how things should go, ideas for what he wants to do – and maybe most importantly for this party-obsessed momma – his original ideas for party snacks.
That includes this one for the Planes fan.
J.C. calls it “Zoom Plane Candy.”
And it’s so easy – you guessed it – that a 4-year-old could make it.
On top of that, it takes less than 10 minutes – start to finish.
- Square pretzels
- Pretzel Sticks
- Hershey-ets (or M&M’s if you don’t have peanut allergies to worry about)
Step One: Preheat Oven to 250 Degrees
Step Two: Lay Out Your Square Pretzels
Step Three: Add a Rolo per Pretzel
For one of our batches I thought I’d take the lazy way out, and bought the unwrapped mini-Rolos. As with most things in life, being lazy didn’t pay off. Ha – so just bite the bullet and unwrap the Rolos – it’ll be worth it.
Step Four: Throw those bad boys into the oven
Bake them for 3-4 minutes. While that’s happening, work on step five.
Step Five: Prepare Your Propellers – a.k.a. Pretzel Sticks
All you have to do is break them in half. Try to keep them as similar as possible. You’ll need three halves per pretzel.
Step Six: Create Your Propeller
With melted Rolos sitting atop the pretzels push the pretzel halves into the chocolate.
Step Seven: Add a Nose
We use peanut-free Hershey-ets, but you could also pick up M&Ms if you’re not going to be serving to children with peanut allergies (those pesky things have cross contamination!).
Step Eight: Impress Your Guests
The Planes fans at J.C.’s birthday party spotted the propellers right away. The “Zoom Plane Candy” pretzels were a hit all the way round.
Do you have a Planes Fan Who Loves Chocolate?