Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pretzel Wreaths

Add a touch of whimsy to your tree with these adorable and tasty pretzel wreaths. These also make the perfect last minute 'thank you' gift for friends, family or just about anyone. We made these as an early teacher's present during December's celebrations.

What You Need
Mini Pretzels - 7 pretzels per wreath
White Chocolate Candy Melts
Mini Candies such as Mini M&Ms, Red Hots, Gum Drops, etc.
Fruit Leather Rolls
Sugar (optional)
Wax Paper
Baking Sheet

What You Do
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Using 7 pretzels for each wreath, form small circles on the wax paper.

Melt white chocolate in the microwave at 30-second intervals, until melted. Use the chocolate to "glue" the pretzels together, sides touching. While the chocolate is still wet, garnish with candy decorations. Either let the chocolate air dry or slide the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate is hard.

We do not recommend refrigerating any of the wreaths that are decorated with candies that have a sugar coating. The sugary coating melts once the candies come back to room temperature.

Roll out the fruit leather, pressing both the front & back of the leather into sugar for a festive look. Cut into thin strips to use for ribbons on the wreath and for the hanger on top of the wreath.

Tip: If you are planning on hanging your wreaths on a tree, use clear fishing line to create a hanger for your wreaths. Do not hang the wreath from the fruit leather, as it will break.

10 comments:

Sharon said...

We made these years ago, when Justin was in 1st grade. I just hung the only one to survive on the Christmas tree. It's only 20 years old. I'll save this recipe for use with our great nephew next year.

MaierHousehold said...

I totally LOVE these! What a cute and fun idea!

vibi said...

I love, I love, I love!!!

Tami said...

Thanks, Ladies!!

mars said...

wow that's looks so delicious..how i wish i can taste it this christmas..makes me me crave....

Happy cook said...

They looks so beautiful.
Ilove thise renieer cookies too from the ealier post, so cute they are

Tami said...

Thanks mars and Happy Cook!

Maria said...

Love these!!

LuckyMe said...

Looks great on the tree! Fun!

Kristy said...

So cute, and they look so easy! Though I think if I were to make them, I'd need to hang them a tabletop tree. On the large tree, the dogs would definitely eat them!

Thanks for the compliment on my plate snowman!

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