- 1 pkg. long pretzel rods
- 1 pkg. almond bark, or vanilla candy coating
- Decorations, such as red and green sprinkles, holiday M&Ms or crushed up candy canes
Place the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Make sure you don’t get any water in the bowl. Any water at all will cause the candy coating not to melt properly and separate.
Microwave the candy coating for 1 min., then stir and microwave an additional min., until it is completely melted and smooth.
Stick a pretzel rod into the chocolate, and with a spoon, cover about 3/4 of the pretzel with chocolate. Let the excess drip back into the bowl. Sprinkle the chocolate with either red and green colored sprinkles, crushed up peppermints, or stick red and green M&Ms to the chocolate.
Place the decorated pretzel on a piece of waxed paper or aluminum foil, and let it dry completely, about 1 hr. Gently pull the pretzels off the paper.
Lay about 10 White Chocolate Pretzels on a sheet of red or green tissue paper. Wrap the pretzels up like a bouquet of roses would be wrapped, and tie red, green and white curling ribbon around the middle to secure. Curl the ribbon, then tie on a small gift card.
Pretzels In A Glass:
Find a tall glass, such as a parfait glass, or one of those neat glasses mixed drinks are served in. Pour some holiday candies, such as M&Ms or hard mints, in the bottom of the glass. Put as many pretzels as you can in the glass sitting on the candies, but leave a little room for them to move around, so they don’t break when they are pulled out.
Cover the top of the glass with a piece of colored plastic wrap, or you can cut a piece of holiday fabric, and double the width of the top with pinking shears to cover.
Tie a pretty ribbon around the glass to secure, and you have a neat gift for someone special!