If you’re a chocolate-covered pretzel lover, then you’ve surely seen your fair share of delicious pretzel creations…especially as the holidays draw nearer. Pretzels are the prefect bite-size snack and just so easy to get creative with.
One of my favorite kinds of Christmas pretzels are the ones topped with colorful red, white and green sprinkles — they add such a festive touch to the dessert table.
Because the last pretzels I made were a huge hit, I decided I’d take another stab with a Christmas version — something fun and festive that both kids and adult would love. Thus, my Christmas present pretzels and peppermint-covered pretzels were born!
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Christmas Present Pretzels
To make your delicious Christmas present pretzels, you’ll need a few basic supplies:
- Pretzel Snaps (we used these butter snap pretzels!)
- Candy melts or white chocolate chips to dye
- Decorating gel
- Peppermint sprinkles
To make this fun treat idea, melt your candy or chocolate according to package directions. We find it easiest to melt in the microwave in increments – 30-60 minutes at a time and stopping to check consistency.
We used plastic bags this time around, so it would be easier to squeeze directly onto pretzel.
Let the chocolate candy harden for a few minutes before decorating. Next, simply add two m&ms and decorating gel to make your pretzel “bow”.
Peppermint Christmas Presents
To complete our Christmas pretzels, we also made some simple peppermint pretzels, using the same steps as above. Simply, skip the pretzel bow and top with your favorite peppermint mix — either store-bought sprinkles or smash up a candy cane.
Such a yummy and festive Christmas treat idea your kids will love! You can even toss them into a plastic bag with ribbon for an easy gift idea too – definitely a favorite!
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.