Peppermint Chocolate Pretzel Treats

Peppermint Chocolate Pretzel Treats

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

 

|Gather

1 bag (12oz) Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

18 Pretzel Rods

6 Candy Canes

Parchment paper

Sprinkles (optional)

 

|Create

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.

 

|Enjoy

Allow to cool and enjoy. To store place in an airtight container.

Comments

  1. I can’t get enough of sweet/salty snacks – I will need to make these for Christmas Day snacking! Have you seen the different popcorn/chocolate/white chocolate/candy cane snack mixes on blogs? They’re awesome!!

  2. Lovely idea, not sure if I can get pretzel sticks here but will have a look for them

  3. Yummy! I love the sweet and salty combo, but I can’t get enough of chocolate and mint lately too. I love that they make such easy but impressive gifts.
    I hope your arm feels better :)

  4. I am beginning to think this is such an easy treat to make, yet very impressive…If you can make this recipe with a heavy arm, that is. I love pretzels, and my little girl loves them too. We will enjoy exprimenting with sprinklers and candy mixes. Great post! Thanks for these cool treats!

  5. Ohhh no I haven’t!! But it sounds like something i’d like very much…I’ll check it out, thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Love doing these for Christmas, so easy but SO tasty!

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