(Closed) Choco covered pretzel rod logistics

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m doing the same thing, a week & a day in advance of the wedding and packaging them in cellophane sealed with a personalized sticker.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t have a pictures of my actual cellophane but I’m posting my inspiration pics…which I may have gotten off of here? or the web…

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my cellophane will be provided by someone who’s helping me so I can’t help you with telling where to get it 🙁

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You could do a piece of printed cardstock stapled over the top.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Cardinals8: aw, the second pic you posted are my home-made pretzel rods from my wedding and seeing them as someone else’s inspiration makes me all kinds of happy!!! 

@Fricky: heya! So I did this, obviously… and they were a HUGE hit! My biggest tip for you would be to do a test-run. I actually did two test-runs (in small quantities) to figure out the best way to do them, what chocolate to use, etc. I found that using Wilton’s dark chocolate melts was way way way easier (and cheaper) than using bagged chocolate chips. I also learned that you have to melt the chocolate slowwwwww if you don’t want weirdly discolored chocolate (which still happened a little bit but you throw enough white chocolate on there and no one notices). I used Rold Gold brand pretzels because they were the ones that came with the least broken pretzels per bag. As for timing… I’d maybe do a test run, package them up, then eat one/day to see if you can tell that quality is declining? (I know right… worst “research” ever, heh). My wedding was on a Saturday night and I was worried about staleness, so my bm and I made them Thursday afternoon. That being said, we had lots of leftovers and ate them all the next week. They really didn’t get stale even a week later, but I got married in February (= low humidity) so it might be a different story in October. Good luck! And feel free to pm me if you have any questions. 

Post # 11
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Newbee

I love this idea!  I believe I saw some edible wedding favors on this site that were cute… and I’m pretty sure they had pretzels.  Good luck with the rest of your planning! 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 1993

You can get pretzel bags at Hobby Lobby or Michaels if you have one new by.  Also http://www.sugarcraft.com is a great site for candy making supplies.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We totally did this, and used them as escort cards! I unfortunately don’t have pics yet, but one of my friends is a pretzel making genius and made them all about 4 days before the wedding.

We used the cellophane pretzel rod bags from Michaels. I made tags from cardstock and punched holes in the backer piece and ran the twisty through them and then around the bags. I’m not explaining it well, but they turned out awesome. My hubby made a stand out of blocks of wood, and I found round bowls to sit on top to hold the pretzels. I made signs for each bowl with the initials of the guests so people could search alphabetically.

It was honestly one of my favorite projects!

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I make chocolate covered pretzels for Christmas every year.  I usually make them about 2 or 3 weeks in advance.  Last year, due to snow, they got made around Thanksgiving and didn’t get delivered until Valentine’s Day because I was driving 7 hours to hand deliver them.  They were still fantastic.

 

Things to think about:  They are totally encased in chocolate, so the staleness is limited.  Also, think about how long the Flips brand chocolate covered pretzels sit on the shelf in the grocery store before someone buys them.

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