Today is International Tiger Day. In honor of this occasion, we’ve got a special recipe just for you. We’ll also explore some fascinating facts about the tiger with an original painting done by Callie.
These are grrrr-eat!
What You Need
- 1 bag of Pretzel Rods (you will use about 16 individual pretzels)
- 1 cup of orange-colored melting chocolate
- 1/4 cup of chocolate chips or milk chocolate bar
- Microwavable Measuring Cup
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet (optional)
Step #1 – Measure out all your ingredients
Step #2 – Place a large piece of parchment paper on the counter or on a large baking sheet
Step #3 – Using a microwave-safe measuring cup (or bowl) place the orange-colored chocolate in the microwave and set for 30 seconds.
Step #4 – Stir the chocolate and re-microwave if needed to get a smooth consistency.
Step #5 – Once the chocolate is melted, dip one end of the pretzel rod into the chocolate. Twirl it around to get it evenly coated.
Step #6 – Allow some of the chocolate to drip back into the cup before placing the pretzel rod onto the parchment paper.
Step #7 – Repeat this process until all the orange-colored chocolate is finished.
Step #8 – Melt the chocolate chips until they are runny.
Step #9 – Using a spoon or fork, lightly drizzle the melted chocolate chips across the coated pretzels – this should resemble the stripes on a tiger.
Step #10 – Let the chocolate solidify on the pretzels.
Enjoy your Tiger Tails
If you can’t find any orange-colored melting wafers, you can use butterscotch Chipets instead or add orange food coloring to white melting chocolate.
Fun With Food Facts – Tigers
Since today is International Tiger Day, here are some fun facts on this BIG, striped kitty.
Did you know?
- Tigers are the biggest species of cat. They can reach up to 11 feet long and weigh up to 660 pounds!
- A group of tigers is known as an “ambush” or a “streak.”
- Tigers are excellent swimmers.
- This huge cat is also a fast runner. It can exceed speeds of 40 miles-per-hour.
- Many subspecies of the tiger are critically endangered. This means that one day, they may not exist.
What do you think of the Tiger? Let us know in the comments section. If you try our recipe, be sure to come back and let us know how it turned out!
Happy International Tiger Day and Happy Baking!