Homemade Olympics Themed Snack for KidsI wanted to have fun food for my kiddos as we watched the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday. This was the first Olympics we’ve watched together as a family and I really want it to be fun & memorable =-) So here is what I came up with – Olympic Pretzels!
Homemade Pretzel RecipeSo I made my simple, homemade pretzel recipe:
- Put 2 1/2 teas yeast in 1 1/2 cups warm water with 1 1/2 teas sugar. Mix and allow to foam - about 5 minutes.
- Mix 4 cups flour & 3/4 teas salt with yeast starter and knead 5 minutes.
- Make dough into 5-10 pretzels. To get the tops to brown beat an egg and brush on the top. You can use coarse or sea salt on top of the egg as well!
- Bake at 450 F on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.
Then I made 5 balls and colored each ball with Wilton food coloring (you get truer colors that way).
After I thoroughly kneaded in the color. The whole family helped! We made 5 “ropes” out of each color. We made 5 because there are five of us in our family. Turns out it was the perfect number for the recipe =-)
I made the ropes into rings that interlocked (like the Olympic logo) and baked on a non-greased cookie sheet at 450 for 10 minutes.
And here are our Olympic Pretzels finished. They were delicious, colorful, and SO FUN!
Pretzels for Sensory Preschool Alphabet LearningPretzels are also a great sensory activity for toddlers. For Preschool and Kindergarten age children you can use the pretzel dough to practice making alphabet letters - a great hands on learning activity.
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