Chocolate Date Pretzel Dragonflies

These adorable pretzel dragonflies are a fun and sweet n’ salty snack for kids. These vegan edible crafts use different types of pretzels to make the dragonfly shapes, dates for “glue,” dairy-free chocolate and sprinkles for wings, and Gorilla Munch cereal for eyes.

  • 8 dragonflies
  • 20 mins prep, 30 mins chill 50 mins total
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Ingredients:

  • Approx. 100g of dairy-free chocolate, melted in a double boiler
  • 16 mini pretzel twists
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • 8 pitted Medjool dates
  • 8 pretzel sticks
  • 16 pieces of Envirokidz Gorilla Munch Cereal

Directions:

  1.  Melt dairy-free chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
  2. Make the dragonfly wings: Arrange mini pretzel twists on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Fill the top two-thirds of the pretzels with melted chocolate. Sprinkle the chocolate with rainbow sprinkles. Place dragonfly wings into freezer to set.
  3. Using a food processor, process pitted dates into a smooth paste. Divide mixture into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a half-inch long log.
  4. Assemble the dragonflies on a piece of parchment paper. Use 2 date logs to make a cross shape. Flatten the top end with your thumb – this is where you’ll place the “eyes.”
  5. Behind the flattened end, place 1 pretzel stick. On both sides of the pretzel stick (on the arms of the cross-shaped date logs), place the chocolate-filled pretzel “wings.” Fold the date mixture around and through the wings to hold them securely in place.
  6. Use the melted chocolate to cover the date “glue.” Stick 2 pieces of Gorilla Munch onto the flattened part of the date mixture. Place the dragonflies in the freezer to set. Once set, use a toothpick and melted chocolate to add “pupils” to the “eyes.”