Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Pretzel Wreaths

Christmas is only eight days away and I'm sure everyone is feeling busy so I'll try and keep this DIY short and sweet. All you need is a bag of mini pretzels (I used unsalted, but salted is fine too), a bag of your favorite flavor chocolate chips, sprinkles/candies for topping, and wax paper.

1. Get your ingredients

2. Lay out the pretzels in the shape of a wreath so that the single-loop side is facing outward, and the two-loop sides are touching. For my larger wreaths I used about 9-10 pretzels and the smaller ones used 5-6. You will need the same number of pretzels for the second layer.

3. Place about 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl and place over boiling water. Turn the heat onto low and allow the steam to melt the chocolate. 

4. One at a time, dip the two-loop sided pretzel into the chocolate and return to the wreath ring. Continue until the entire first layer is dipped. 

5. Then start the second layer and place the pretzels so that they overlap. While the chocolate is still soft, decorate with your toppings and place in the fridge.

Just a tip, arrange the pretzels on top of wax paper placed on a plate so moving it into the fridge is easier! 
Let set in fridge for about 3 hours then package so they are not exposed to air and go stale! 
This is a great treat to give to others or just enjoy with your family!

Dark Chocolate mini wreath with Reese's Peanut Butter cups

Large wreath with Dark Chocolate and Sprinkles

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