Monday, September 10, 2012

Tea Party Treats - Dragonflies

These sweet dragonflies were a big hit with the little girls at my daughter's tea party but they would be sure to delight at a big girls tea party or fairy party too.
You'll need about 3 ounces of white chocolate bark, sprinkles, small twist pretzels, mini pretzel sticks, sprinkles and food coloring.  In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate bark 1 minute at a time, stirring in between, until melted smooth.  Add food coloring until you reach the tint you want.  This was blue with a couple drops of green.

On a foil-lined cookie sheet, lay out the pretzel sticks with plenty of space between.  Place a pretzel twist on each side of the rod near one end to form the wings.  Here's where it gets messy...  Dip the top side of each stick and twist in the chocolate to coat and then place back on the cookie sheet so they touch.  Using a spoon, add a small amount of chocolate to the center of the dragonfly to make the body.  
Add sprinkles and use the little pearl kind to make eyes.  
Place cookie sheet in the freezer for at least an hour until chocolate is frozen.  
Remove from the cookie sheet and store in an airtight container in the freezer until the party.
These dainty little creatures are one of those creations that you really have to ignore how it looks when you make it and then step away and come back later with fresh eyes.  My daughter and I were making these and kept critiquing and fussing with them.  Then I started taking photos and realized that they looked more like dragonflies that we thought.

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