1. Put chocolate in small bowl.
2. Microwave for 35 seconds.
3. The chips will still look whole, DO NOT MICROWAVE ANY LONGER! IT WILL BURN, instead stir for 20 seconds and all lumps will be smooth.
4. Lay out a piece of foil.
5. Dip pretzels with fingers in chocolate scrape off excess and lay on foil.
6. Wait 30 minutes to cool (Better if not put in fridge or freezer, they melt when they come out).
You can go organic with your ingredients, or substitute dark chocolate chips. Lots of room to play with this one!
Source: letbirdzfly.blogspot.com via Dawn on Pinterest
We found this amazing sugar scrub recipe via Dawn at Indigo + Canary’s Reader Pinterest Board (Thanks, Dawn!). Created by Bailey at Let Birds Fly, it’s quite simple to concoct. While all the ingredients might not be in your cupboard, once you gather them, you’ll be able to whip up this gift for birthdays and holidays in a snap. The perfect healthy indulgence, all natural, and SO pretty!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp sea salt, finely ground
3 tbsp refined coconut oil, melted (refined = no coconut aroma)
1/4 cup refined safflower oil (or other mild flavored oil, NOT olive oil)
20-35 drops of essential oil of choice OR a few drops of extract of choice
a few drops of non-toxic food coloring
Mix dry ingredients, then add coconut and safflower oil. Add in essential oil (or extract), and mix well. Scrub should be wet and thick. Add more safflower oil by the teaspoon if needed. Add food coloring, mix well.
Makes a little over 2 cups.
– Do NOT used unrefined coconut oil. The aroma is too strong and will not go well with the scent you choose, unless you choose coconut, of course!
– Do NOT use olive oil. The flavor and aroma are too strong and will not go well with the scent you choose.
– Try not to use vegetable oil or canola oil. This is a healthy scrub, meant to add good oils to your skin. If you cannot find safflower oil, try grape seed oil or flaxseed oil.
– You might need even more essential oil than recipe calls for. I used about 35 drops (big drops), but I wanted the scrub’s aroma to be very strong.
What scents could you add?
Try these essential oils: almond, juniper, cinnamon, ginger, guava, peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, lavender, rose, orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, or tangerine.
Or try these extracts: vanilla, pineapple, strawberry, coconut, banana, cherry, lemon, lime, orange, almond, mint, or root beer (hehe)!
LL NOTE: I do not have all the links in Bailey’s recipe that she has on her blog. To learn more about essential oils, etc, go to the full post on her website.
What are you giving mom for Mother’s Day?