These cute Christmas Pretzels are a fun, easy snack and dessert to make with the kids. Let them practice their fine motor skills with piping to make these little present shaped holiday pretzels shaped like gift boxes. These pretzels are perfect for parties, Christmas goodie bags, and snacking with the family.
You're going to love these pretzels if you:
- Love chocolate covered pretzels
- Love the combination of sweet and salty - so addicting!
- Like fun Christmas-themed, holiday-themed snacks
- Need a fun easy Christmas treat to make with your kids
- Want an easy dessert perfect for a holiday dessert table, bringing into the office, and sharing with friends
- Need a really cute dessert to give out as gifts! These are GREAT for teachers, neighbors, etc.!
These pretzels can be customized to ANY holiday - blue and white chocolate for Chanukah, red and orange for Thanksgiving, red and pink for Valentine's Day, paste; colors for Easter... you get the idea!
Here's what you will need:
- Mini square pretzels (about 30)
- Red and green candy melts (this set has both red and green) - about ¼ cup red and ¾ cups green
- Wax paper or parchment paper
- Piping bag or small zip-lock bag
You can use white chocolate and food coloring if you prefer to use that instead of candy melts.
How to make Christmas pretzel snacks
Melt the red candy melts in the piping bag in the microwave in 30 second increments, smushing after each increment to stir.
Cut the very tip of the piping bag off (a tiny amount, about 1/16th of an inch - smaller than you think is necessary, you don't want a thick amount of melted candy to come out!).
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
Pipe small bow-tie shapes onto the paper. Do this by piping a a "infinity" symbol shape, and then add two little "tails" to the infinity shape to resemble a bow. You can try adding an additional line to hang out, but I didn't love that idea once I placed those on the pretzels.
Allow the bow ties to dry.
Melt the green candy melts in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time. Cover the pretzel squares completely and place on parchment paper. I like to do this using mini kitchen tongs to hold the pretzels, but you can simply dip the pretzel into the melted green candy carefully with your hands if you wear kitchen gloves so you don't burn yourself.
Place red bow at top of pretzel square to resemble a gift box while the green coating is still wet. Let dry, and enjoy!
Easy and fun!
These pretzels will stay fresh for several days in a sealed food storage container. If you live in a warm or humid climate, then store these in the fridge to make them last longer.
Other easy Christmas snacks and activities:
- 30 mini pretzels
- ¼ cup red melting chocolate (see recommended products below)
- ¾ cup green melting chocolate
- Melt red chocolate in pastry bag in 30 second increments, smushing to stir after each time. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Once melted, cut very small tip - about 1/16 inch - in the pastry bag.
- Pipe an "infinity" symbol shape onto the parchment paper. Fill it in and add little ‘tails’ coming out of middle on the bottom to create a bow. Make as many needed plus a few extra in case they break. Let dry.
- Melt green chocolate in microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring after each time. Once melted, cover each pretzel square completely and place on parchment lined baking sheet
- While still wet, place red bow at top of pretzel square to resemble a gift box.
In addition to the ingredients, you will need:
- 1 piping bag
- Parchment paper or wax paper
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Serving Size:2 pretzels
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g
The nutritional information provided is just an estimate and will vary based on the actual ingredients and amounts you use. If you are tracking nutrition for yourself or your child, check with a nutritionist, dietitian, or pediatrician about whether this recipe is right for you or your child.