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Butterfly season is back! And you don't even need a net to catch a batch of these li'l perties.
I used to be obsessed with butterflies 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!
Look for the Fruit Roll-Ups with mixed colors, like Blastin' Berry or Tropical Tie Dye. 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.
Do each section in a separate Fruit Roll-Ups™ color. I used a tiny heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut 3 pieces for each wing (6 for each butterfly), then pressed each piece to a separate section so they looked like stained glass windows.
Here's a perf party idea -- add sucker sticks to 'em with more melted white chocolate chips, and display them in a little bucket, small Mason jar, clay pot or other decorative vase for a great display. Use sugar or clean floral gems to keep the sticks in place.
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?