This week we got together with friends to make some Christmas goodies for friends, neighbors, coworkers and teachers. We like to try to get the treats in before everybody else does!
After making our Easy Rolo Turtle Treats, we decided to make some easy Christmas pretzel treats.
They came out better than I imagined. Last year we used pretzel rods and while they were pretty, they were huge and messy to eat. These are perfect little bite-sized tasty treats sure to satisfy that salty-sweet craving that you get around the holidays. Okay, really, any time of year. And, let’s be honest, these can come in any candy melt + sprinkle color combination to make them good for the entire year.
We used a mini slow-cooker to melt the candy melts (after a disaster with trying to stack two pans to make a fake double-broiler). The slow-cooker was perfect. We slowly melted the candy, kept stirring and it kept them hot the entire time.
Then, we dipped window shaped pretzels into the candy melts about half way and shook off the excess candy.
The dipped pretzels went onto waxed paper and then they were sprinkled with various Christmas themed sprinkles. You don’t have to go easy on the sprinkles. They add nice color, depth and crunch.
They took just a little while to cool and dry on the waxed paper.
For their gifting, I packaged them with an assortment of goodies from that I received from the Christmas section at Oriental Trading. They went in clear cellophane bags, tied off with some baker’s twine with a jingle bell to accessorize.
Trust me. These are easy. So easy. My 8 year old did most of the pretzel dipping and the 4 year old was the perfect heavy-handed sprinkler. You can make these.
Easy Christmas Pretzel Treats
- candy melts
- square pretzels
- assorted sprinkles
- melt the candy melts in a slow cooker or double boiler
- stir occasionally to prevent overheating
- dip the pretzel halfway into the melted candy melt and shake off the access
- place on waxed paper and apply sprinkles
- allow to cool and dry.
Who will you be sharing these with this year?