Butterfly season is back! And you don't even need a net to catch a batch of these li'l perties.
I used to have a butterfly fettish when I was a baby. That's how the family story goes, anyway. Mom told me that I'd stare at a butterfly mobile for hours and hours. B.O.R.I.N.G. What a yawnster youngin.
Well at least I grew up to make exciting snacks! These colorful butterflies are the edible variety. So their scientific name would be edilicious flutterbyus
. Here at Tablespoon, we call 'em Rainbow Pretzel Butterflies
-- and you can make them too.
These are so super cute and easy. Grab a kid to help and let's fly!
First, cut wings out of Fruit Roll-Ups. Look for the Fruit Roll-Ups with mixed colors, like Blastin' Berry or Tropical Tie Die. I used a tiny heart cookie cutter, so I could get different colors on all the wing sections.
If you have a mini cookie cutter, the kids can help with this step.
No heart cookie cutter? NO WORRIES! Just trace around a mini pretzel with a sharp knife, like this:
Either way, take the Fruit Roll-Ups pieces and press them to the backs of the pretzels to fill in the wing sections with rainbow colors. Amazing! The Fruit Roll-Ups stick like glue!
2 pretzels = 1 butterfly. Keep making wings til you have as many as you want.
Hold it up to the light and say "Peace and Love" five times. These would be groovy peace-sign snacks for your next 60's party.
Cut Gushers Fruit Flavored Snacks in half. These'll be the bodies. Even cuter than REAL butterfly bodies, which are kinda insecty. Eeuuw. Just saying.
On a sheet of wax paper, set your pretzel wings in pairs, bottom-ends together, to make butterflies. Melt some white chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave. Stir til smooth and dab on your butterflies to keep those wings together.
Before the white chocolate sets, add a Gushers half for the body, cut side down.
Snap some mini pretzels (or pretzel sticks cut in half, like I did here) into antenna size. Dip one end of each into the melted white chocolate and "glue" them in place.
Whoa, so cute! Let them set up until the chocolate is completely hard, then gently remove them from the wax paper. Butterfly...BACK LIT!
Here's a perf party idea -- add sucker sticks to 'em with more melted white chocolate chips, and display them in a vase or little bucket like this:
Go ahead ... fixate on them. I am! I'm in awe that I MADE THESE. Guess I'm not so boring after all. Hmmm...maybe I should make a mobile out of them?