We're getting closer to Christmas, and the kids and I have been busy making as many easy treats as possible so that they can give some to friends and teachers. We only have a few days before winter break, so that doesn't leave a lot of time. Yesterday, we whipped up these Chocolate Dipped Christmas Pretzels in only a few minutes. So if you're looking for easy gift ideas, these festive treats are perfect!
We've made chocolate dipped pretzels for just about every holiday, but this is the first time I've shared the Christmas version here. These are so easy that even the younger kids can do most of the work, and they love that because they love to give gifts that they make themselves.
And then the older kids try to eat them, and then they all start arguing, but that's a different story.
My picky middle child won't eat plain pretzels, unless they're the soft kind, but even she likes them after they've been dunked in chocolate!
Basically all you need to make the pretzels are chocolate and/or candy coating, pretzels and some seasonal sprinkles.
We like to get out several bowls and melt the chocolate in the microwave. Then, we dip the pretzels in the chocolate and set them on lined cookie sheets to dry.
Then, we pretty much go to town with the toppings. I use a fork to drizzle different colors over the pretzels, and we also added some chocolate candies to some of them. It's been warm here again, so I usually put the cookie sheets in the fridge or sometimes, in the freezer to make the coating set faster.
After they dry, you can pack them up in holiday treat bags or even little plastic containers.
Ingredients for Chocolate Dipped Christmas Pretzels
- Chocolate and/or candy coating in several colors and flavors
- Holiday candies and sprinkles