Sweet ‘n’ Salty Tiger Tails

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WAR EAGLE!  Throughout football season, I’ve been posting several of my favorite tailgate and party recipes.  Well, football season is now coming to a close as the bowl games are almost over.  But of course there is still one bowl game left, and it’s the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!  My Auburn Tigers have had an incredible, unexpected, and miraculous season.  And this Monday night, they’ll play Florida State for the championship.  Aaaahhhh I’m so excited!

So today’s post is the last football recipe for a long while, but it’s a great one!  I absolutely LOVE chocolate covered pretzels.  They are one of my favorite snacks because they are the perfect combo of sweet and salty.  These Tiger Tails are actually very simple to make.  Simply melt chocolate, dip pretzels, and drizzle with more chocolate.  They’re so easy that they make a great cooking craft for even the youngest Tiger fans.

I hope you’ll give these a try this Monday as you cheer for Auburn to win it all!  WAR EAGLE!

Sweet ‘n’ Salty Tiger Tails

Yields: About 30

Sweet ‘n’ Salty Tiger Tails

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Orange Wilton Candy Melts (If you can't find these, you can use 2 cups of white chocolate chips and then mix in food coloring to make it orange)
  • 1 cup of Chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of pretzel rods (try to pick a bag where most are not broken)
  • vegetable oil, as needed
  • Wax paper

Directions

  1. Melt the orange candy chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time and stir in between. To thin it out and make it a little more glossy, pour in about a tablespoon of vegetable oil. You can add more as needed. Once it is really smooth and viscous, pour into a tall glass.
  2. Dip pretzel rods in about 3/4 of the way a few times until coated. Lay them on the wax paper to harden. When you get down near the end you will have to tilt the glass to coat them 3/4 of the way. (Tip - if you want to make as many as possible you can use the broken pretzel rods by dipping in the broken end... they won't look broken just shorter.)
  3. Set aside and allow the orange icing to cool and harden completely.
  4. Microwave the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 30-second intervals until smooth. Pour into a Ziploc bag and cut off a tiny bit of the corner. On the orange part of the pretzel rods, squeeze out your  'stripes'. Just go back and forth to get the stripe effect.
  5. Let the icing harden before pulling off of the wax paper.
http://normalcooking.com/2014/01/04/sweet-n-salty-tiger-tails/

Source:  Clemson Girl

 

4 thoughts on “Sweet ‘n’ Salty Tiger Tails

    • lindsayballen 5 January, 2014 at 8:20 pm - Reply Author

      If you have a pinterest, you can pin them so you won’t forget about it between now and then. These are great for fall football parties!

  1. Hi there, Lindsay! Quickie question….could these be done in a base color of red with black stripes?? Yes, so sorry but your colors aren’t my fav! I am next to you in the Great State of Georgia and I just wanted to stop in and say hello! You have some great recipes and since they’re out in the open for everyone, I don’t think there’s anything that would hurt this Ol’ DAWG ‘cept maybe add a few more pounds!! LOL!! Anyhow, I love your recipes, your Blog and see ya on Nov 15, in the DAWG House in Athens!

    • lindsayballen 7 February, 2014 at 11:30 pm - Reply Author

      Haha everyone is welcome to their own opinion! And of course you could change the color scheme! Maybe even make them white with black spots and they can be bulldog tails? You just do your thing! Thanks for the compliments about my blog, looking forward to our teams meeting again in Athens! War Eagle 🙂

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