Dragonfly Snacks Recipe
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Dragonfly Snacks Recipe

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You won't need a net to catch these delightful dragonflies, but they're so cute. they'll disappear fast. Store-bought cookies and pretzels are dipped in candy coating and sprinkled with sugar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces white candy coating, finely chopped
  • 6 Pirouette cookies
  • Colored sugar
  • 12 pretzels
  • 12 large marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 271 calories, 13g fat (10g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Line an ungreased baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth.
  2. Coat cookies with candy coating. Place on prepared pan. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Freeze for 15 minutes or until firm.
  3. If necessary, warm remaining candy coating. Dip the pretzels in the coating; allow excess to drip off. Press two pretzels against each cookie, propping with the marshmallows. Immediately sprinkle with colored sugar. Let stand until set. Carefully remove dragonflies from waxed paper and marshmallows. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Dragonfly Snacks in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p44

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landinclan User ID: 5491087 92293
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"I would not use microwave coating! Used stove top candy coating and it worked ok. We also used mini pretzel sticks and twists."

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