As promised, here is another 4th of July dessert recipe. These sparkler pretzels are simple but fun and would make a perfect addition to any summer BBQ!
Pretzel Rod Sparklers
22 pretzel rods
6 .24 oz packets of Pop Rocks
2/3 cup of chocolate chips
Place your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, then microwave until melted. Heat in 20 second increments, stirring between each one. Be careful not to burn the chocolate!
Dip your pretzel rods into the chocolate, coating the top of the pretzel. Then, sprinkle pop rocks on the coated end, pressing them into the chocolate gently if need be.
Stand your sparkler rods upright in a cup or mug, then place them in the fridge until the chocolate has set.
When you eat them, the pop rocks sparkle and pop- it’s like fireworks in your mouth! And the saltiness of the pretzel is perfect with the chocolate. For such a simple dessert, these really deliver!
Did you have a good Fourth of July weekend? I had a blast, but I honestly think it will take me all week to recover from all the parties, food, and sparkling cocktails!
One of the best things about living in Boston is the ocean. I don’t get to go out on the water as often as I’d like to, but I was lucky enough to go on a (free!) boat cruise this weekend. The Spirit of Boston is one seriously nice boat-
We cruised around the harbor for two hours and the weather was perfect. There were lots of other boats out on the water.
I love the view of Boston from the harbor.
After the cruise, my boyfriend and I wandered over to Fan Pier where the Extreme Sailing Series was taking place. They had a whole village set up with food and drink tents, music, giveaways, and more. It was cool to see all the boats- they travel all over the world but Boston was their only U.S. stop.
At the sailing village, we saw Mayor Thomas Menino AND got to meet A.J. Burnett. I’ve watched him on the news pretty much every day since I moved to Boston so it was a little surreal to meet him in person! He was very gracious and let us take some pictures. Note how patriotic we are in our red, white, and blue.
After the sailing series, my boyfriend and I finished off the evening with dinner and drinks at Jerry Remy’s by the water. The food was a little pricey ($14 for a salad) but tasty. The burger came on fried dough. ’nuff said!