Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Sticks

Last night I had the itch to make something sweet and festive. At first I wanted to make sugar cookies, but that meant I would have had to make a few different colors of frosting…and lets face it, that’s way too much work. Then I remembered that my friend Lauren pinned a recipe on Pinterest for chocolate covered pretzel sticks with bits of candy cane on them. Game on pretzel sticks. Game. On.

What you’ll need:

1 24oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 bag of pretzel rods
About 4 candy canes
Sprinkles (optional)
Parchment paper

Cover 2-3 cookie sheets with a piece of parchment paper. Put your candy canes (or in my case little candy cane bites) in a ziplock bag and smash them into little bits.

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips over medium-high heat. Once melted reduce heat to low just to keep the chocolate from hardening. Grab yourself a pretzel rod and, using a spatula, cover all of but about an inch of the pretzel in chocolate. While the chocolate is still soft, sprinkle the chocolate pretzel with your desired topping.

Set each pretzel on parchment covered cookie sheets and allow to harden for about an hour. Once the chocolate is set, carefully lift pretzels from parchment paper and store in an air tight container or freezer bag.

These would make a great holiday gift for your friends and they’re way easier to make than a bunch of cookies. I’m giving them away to friends and family! Happy holidays everyone!

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