Friday, November 29, 2013

Festive Chocolate-Laced Pretzel Wreaths

Next!  Christmas is only 29 days away, time to clean up Thanksgiving and decorate and bake for CHRISTMAS!  That's my favorite holiday for sure, and I plan on baking every day for it!

Dipped pretzels are laced with red in a treat almost too pretty to eat.

  1. 3/4 cup white vanilla chips or 5 oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating
  2. 72 miniature pretzels twists
  3. 6 (24-inch) pieces red string licorice
  1.  Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. In small saucepan, melt vanilla chips over low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Using 6 pretzels, form a circle on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet, placing side of pretzel with 1 hole on outside of ring. Remove 1 pretzel from circle; dip inner section (side with 2 holes) halfway into melted vanilla chips. Place dipped pretzel back into circle formation. Continue with remaining pretzels in circle.
  3. To form top layer of wreath, dip 6 additional pretzels, one at a time, in coating. Place over first circle so that coated holes overlap 2 pretzels.
  4. Repeat to make 5 additional wreaths. Refrigerate wreaths 15 minutes or until coating is firm.
  5. Weave 1 piece of string licorice through coated holes in each pretzel. Tie bow with licorice ends. 
  1.  Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. 
  2.  Place vanilla chips in 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup. 2.
  3.  Microwave on MEDIUM for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted, stirring once halfway through cooking. 
  4. Stir until smooth. 
  5. Continue as directed above.


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