Yummy Treat for Entertaining or Teacher Gifts

I find myself this Christmas season with very little time, or money to do anything!  We actually just got our tree up yesterday!  I cannot believe we are so late!  But one thing I do not want to skimp on, is giving our children’s teachers a little treat for the holiday.

I was watching a show on MomTV featuring Maria Bailey, and she reminded me of a easy, inexpensive treat that is perfect for entertaining, gifts, or party favors!

Chocolate Sprinkled Pretzel Sticks

Ingredients:

  • Thick Pretzel Sticks (1.5 bag)
  • One bag of SemiSweet Chocolate Chips, or Chocolate Candy Coating
  • Large Container of Colored Sprinkles, or crushed nuts
  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwavable bowl, or a double boiler.  Melt in microwave for 40 second intervals on 50% power untill melted.  I thought it would be better to use a tall mug like this one, but I ditched it for a shallow bowl.102_8171
  2. Dip the Pretzel Sticks halfway in the chocolate, then roll in sprinkles or nuts.
  3. Set out on Parchment Paper on a cookie sheet, then place in freezer for 5 minutes.102_8177
  4. Serve on a festive platter, or package in candy bags with ribbons.102_8183 102_8186

And there you have it!  An incredible treat in a jiffy! What are some treats that you like to prepare for the holiday season!.


Comments

  1. Sarah, I just had a couple of these that a friend gave. Another easy idea is to use the same melting chocolate and even white chocolate chips, butterscotch or Reeses peanut butter ones and dip big marshmellows in them and sprinkle decorations on them. Easy and Yummy!

  2. Keri, that’s a great idea! My kids LOVE Marshmellows!

  3. We love to make these too. You can dip them in chocolate and then crunch up any left over candy or treats (a great way to spice up left over tidbits). We have used candy canes, peanut brittle, crunch bars, almonds, granola, etc. Just be sure to crush fine. But, this is also part of the fun. We use a plastic mat and make piles of different items. When we are done, the kids love to eat the leftovers on their mats!