Red, White and Blue Pretzels

by aimee @ shugarysweets on June 30, 2013

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Need a fun snack to bring to a 4th of July celebration? These Red, White and Blue Pretzels are delicious. The filling is made with Duncan Hines frosting creations flavors in Cotton Candy and Bubble Gum!

Red White and Blue Pretzel Candy made with #DuncanHines flavor packets in Cotton Candy and Bubble Gum. Delicious and Easy!

Once upon a time 4th of July was my favorite holiday. I loved everything red, white and blue. In college, my dorm was decorated with flag stuff. I bought all sorts of American Eagle clothing that had flags featured on them.

I was obsessed.

I loved fireworks. The National Anthem. And all the carnivals and festivals that always happened around the 4th of July (Taste of Chicago anyone???)

Red White and Blue Pretzel Candy made with #DuncanHines flavor packets in Cotton Candy and Bubble Gum. Delicious and Easy!

Then came the children…and the crying at the loud BOOMS. And the wanting to play with sparklers because “all the other kids have them.” (yes, let’s give little kids hot sticks with fire on the end…kind of reminds me of why I hate s’mores too).

Anyways, my kids are finally getting to an age where the 4th of July is fun again. I can relax now when they hold a Sparkler (well, kind of relax). I can sit in a chair and watch the fireworks and not listen to anyone cry (well, unless you count my crazy dogs who are TERRIFIED of the fireworks). And, I can enjoy all the delicious snacks and drinks that happen at potlucks!

Red White and Blue Pretzel Candy made with #DuncanHines flavor packets in Cotton Candy and Bubble Gum. Delicious and Easy!

These little candies are the perfect thing to bring. They not only make the kids happy, but one bite and you will be brought back to childhood. Sticky cotton candy. Chewy bubble gum!

Have you tried the new Frosting Creations mixes from Duncan Hines? The idea is you take one of the little flavor packets, mix it into one of the canned frostings and BOOM. Delicious frosting flavors!

However, I’m not always a rule follower. I love adding these little mixes to OTHER things for the fireworks of flavor.

I used Snyder’s mini pretzels, but you could also use snaps (the waffle looking pretzels) or there is a Patriotic pretzel shapes package in the stores too (from Snyder’s)! You decide, just make them, K?

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Red White and Blue Pretzel Candy made with #DuncanHines flavor packets in Cotton Candy and Bubble Gum. Delicious and Easy!

Red, White and Blue Pretzel Candy

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 hours

Yield: 4-5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (7oz) Marshmallow Creme (Fluff)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 envelope (.10oz) Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cotton Candy flavor
  • 1 envelope (.10oz) Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Bubble Gum flavor
  • 100 Snyder's mini pretzels
  • 12oz Vanilla Candiquik, melted
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat marshmallow creme with butter until combined. Add powdered sugar and milk, beat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Divide mixture into thirds. Keep one third plain white. To one batch, mix in the cotton candy flavor packet until fully combined. To the third batch, mix in the Bubble gum flavor packet.
  3. To assemble, take about 1 tsp of each color and roll it into a ball. Press it between two pretzel twist and lay flat on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat until all candies are assembled. Freeze candies for one hour.
  4. Dip end of one frozen pretzel candy into melted vanilla Candiquik. Tap on side of bowl until excess drips off. Add sprinkles and place back on parchment paper. Repeat until done. Allow to set, about 15 minutes. These taste best when cold, but my kids enjoyed them at room temperature as well. Store in covered container for up to one week.

Notes

**If you can't find the Duncan Hines flavors, feel free to use about 1 tsp of JELLO gelatin mix (in your choice of flavors). ENJOY.

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Looking for more 4th of July ideas? Try making this JELLO Trifle. Its light and delicious!

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These fun Red, White and Blue Icebox Cookies are a treat for any party!

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Looking for a dip to share with family and friends? Jalapeno Artichoke Dip is a real crowd pleaser!

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More recipes from Blog Friends you may enjoy….

Bacon Ranch Grilled Jalapenos from Inside BruCrew Life

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Marcie June 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm

These are so fun and festive! I love that sweet and salty combination!

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aimee @ shugarysweets June 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Thanks Marcie, the sweet and salty is definitely a good combo!!
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Niki June 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm

These are so cute! And they seem pretty easy to make – I am definiwtl whipping up a batch for the fourth now! Thanks for the recipe :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

They are very easy to make! Enjoy the treats!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet June 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I love those Duncan Hines flavorings too! I hear you about little kids and fireworks. It doesn’t go over well with my small ones so we always end up opting out! Love these festive pretzels!!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Thanks Nancy! It will get better as they get older :)
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life June 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Those frosting creations are so fun to play with. Love the fun patriotic pretzel you came up with! My kids love that bubble gum flavor! Thank you so much for the link love :-)
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

The bubble gum flavor was fun, and even my little one with braces could eat it :)
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Sues June 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

These are absolutely adorable! I’m not a big pretzel person, but I’d be all over these 4th of July or not!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Thanks Sues! Not a pretzel fan? We live on them here :)
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Sarah June 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm

These are too cute. I bet your kids grow up to love this holiday as much as you do!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I hope so!
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Eva @ Eva Bakes June 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

So patriotic! Happy 4th of July!

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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Thanks Eva! Right back at ya!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust June 30, 2013 at 9:30 pm

These are awesome Aimee! Love the fun flavors!
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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl June 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Okay, these are just super cute! And I know what you mean about the holiday…my 5-year old insists on wearing huge ear protectors when we watch fireworks. And forget about the sparklers – giving him one of those and letting him wave it around? Scares me to death!
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Gloria @ Simply Gloria July 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

I love this time of year…and these would be so perfect for the kiddos to have!
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Heather July 1, 2013 at 12:56 am

These are the perfect holiday treat; salty and sweet, cotton candy and bubblegum!! A kids paradise:)
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

And adult too. If you’re one of those grownup kids. :)
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madscar July 1, 2013 at 3:39 am

This is amazing:) Love it!
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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen July 1, 2013 at 7:48 am

Cotton Candy and Bubblegum flavors? Yes!!!!
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Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen July 1, 2013 at 9:30 am

These look wonderful! I love that they’re marshmallow fluff based instead of cream cheese based like most pretzel sandwiches. I love adding frosting creations to other things besides frosting, too!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I wanted something that would stand up a little bit without having to be refrigerated the whole time. These are exactly what I had hope for :)
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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig July 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

These are so pretty! And festive. I love that marshmallow was your base. Pinned!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thanks Cathy! I wanted something sweet, but could hold up without having to be refrigerated all day.
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Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik July 1, 2013 at 10:33 am

Oh my gosh – YUM! Have a great 4th, Aimee!!
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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking July 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm

SUCH a cute idea for the Fourth, I love it! Great recipe, Aimee!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Thanks Georgia!
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carolinaheartstrings July 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

These look so delicious. I cannot wait to make them and take them to a BBQ!

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Nessa July 1, 2013 at 10:41 pm

These look delicious! Love these flavors :)

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Deborah July 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Haha – my dog is terrified of fireworks, too! These look like so much fun!
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Des @ Life's Ambrosia July 2, 2013 at 1:45 am

How cute are these?!?! My family would love them!
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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl July 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I am in love with how cute these are.. plus they’re pretzels which are a favorite snack!
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Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life July 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Red white and blue desserts make me even more excited for the 4th! I’ve never seen those packets before, but I’m on the hunt now:) pretzels are some of our favorites. Sweet, salty,and SOOO festive!

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Trish - Mom On Timeout July 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm

These are absolutely the sweetest treats ever Aimee! Last year was the first 4th of July where we did firecrackers with the boys and they had a lot of fun so I’m looking forward to it again this year :)
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Nutmeg nanny July 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Yum! I adore pretzel treats :) these look so festive and tasty!

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Lyuba@willcookforsmiles July 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

These pretzels looks so fun and festive! Adorable idea!
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