I got my flu shot yesterday, my left arm is not a happy camper right now. As I was getting the shot the pharmacist kept saying, “find your happy place” In my head I’m like are you kidding me?? I’m about to get stuck with a needle!!! I know my arm will hurt for days, and I’ve been waiting for this stinking shot for 45 minutes. There is no happy place to find, that was gone a long time ago…dude. It’s out of the way now, so bring it on flu.
As a treat to myself and to console my weary little arm I decided to make one of my favorite and easy holiday treats. Holidays are all about cookies and cake; sometimes I’m looking for a different goodie to sink my teeth into. The Peppermint Chocolate Pretzel Treats are a perfect alternative.
Christmas is a week from tomorrow. Are you ready? Thankfully my Christmas shopping is pretty much finished with the exception of some candy and such for stockings. That frees up more time for making delicious Christmas goodies, but if your running a bit behind these treats can be made a head of time and take just a few minutes and look quite impressive when placed in a gift bag with a bit of ribbon at the top. They also look quite impressive in ones hand as its making a swift hand to mouth movement resulting in a magical disappearing act of pretzel treats.
Peppermint Chocolate Pretzel Treats
Makes 18 Pretzels
1 bag (12oz) Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
18 Pretzel Rods
6 Candy Canes
Create a double broiler by putting a metal bowl over a small pot of water. Place the chocolate in the bowl and begin to melt over medium heat stirring occasionally. In a plastic Ziploc bag place unwrapped candy canes, seal the bag. Take a meat pounder or other hard object and break up the candy canes into smaller pieces. Once the chocolate has melted Use a spoon to roll the pretzel rods in the chocolate leaving about 1 to 1.5 inches of pretzel visible. Sprinkle while turning the rods with the crushed candy cane pieces or sprinkles. Place on parchment paper.
Allow to cool and enjoy. To store place in an airtight container.