If you’re planning an Under the Sea party, you need to check out these Swimming Fish Pretzels. You’ll love the salty and sweet combination in this easy snack recipe. Your guests will love these cute little fishies swimming through your amazing party table.
Chocolate-covered pretzels are a great party snack option because they take only minutes to make and add a lot of color and character to your get-together.
The tall pretzel rods add height to the treat table.
Your guests can’t miss the cute Goldfish swimming past their eyes.
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Key to Success #1 – Use Salted Pretzel Rods
Pretzel rods are the perfect size and shape to hold your Goldfish crackers.
Using salted pretzel rods will add a salty and sweet contrast to this easy snack.
This recipe is so forgiving that you can even use broken pretzel rods.
I prefer the Synder’s of Hanover pretzel rods, but any variety will work just fine.
If you have a hard time finding the pretzel rods, you can find them on Amazon.
This is one of those recipes that are great to make ahead of time.
You can dip the pretzels in the melted candy melts and put the goldfish on them then store them in a zip-top baggie until time for your party.
Key to Success #2 – Candy Melts Instead of White Chocolate
We coated our pretzels with bright light blue candy melts rather than real white chocolate.
Candy melts are much simpler to deal with and get the right color when dipping snacks and treats.
Because white chocolate is frequently a cream shade rather than pure white, whatever color you add will be blended with cream.
I like to use pre-colored candy melts unless I need a certain color that is not commercially available.
Candy melts are sold on Amazon, at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and a number of big-box stores.
They come in nearly every other hue and a range of blue tints.
If you’re going to color your own candy melts or almond bark, it’s important to use gel food coloring.
Key to Success #3 – Tall Glass for Dipping
When dipping tall treats like pretzels, use this easy decorating hack.
Melt your candy coating according to the package directions in a normal bowl.
Next, pour the melted candy coating into a tall glass that is roughly the same length as your pretzel rods.
Finally, dip the pretzels into the glass to coat them with the candy coating.
Allow the excess candy to drip back into the glass before placing the pretzel on a sheet of waxed paper to cool and harden.
If you don’t have a tall glass, you can use a regular kitchen spoon to spoon the melted candy over the pretzels.
Be sure to leave 1-2 inches of the pretzel bare so that your guests will have something to hold onto without getting their fingers messy.
Save this Swimming Goldfish Pretzels recipe to your favorite Beach Party board or your Summer Snacks board.
- 24 pretzel rods
- 1 pkg (12 oz) light blue candy melts
- 24 Goldfish Crackers
- Place blue candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir well. Microwave in 30-second increments until candies are melted and smooth. Pour melted candy into a tall glass.
- One at a time, dip each pretzel into the melted candy leaving the end of the pretzel bare. Allow the excess candy to drip back into the glass. Place the pretzel onto a sheet of waxed paper. Place a Goldfish cracker 1-2 inches from the coated end of the pretzel rod.
- Allow to cool and dry completely, about 15 minutes.
You can use light blue candy melts or royal blue candy melts depending on the look you're trying to achieve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.