Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels

This post is simply titled, “Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels.”

This post should have been titled, “Holy moly. I need to make Christmas gifts for the neighbors ASAP because I came home to find yummy treats from two of them on our doorstep last night!”

So, what’s a food blogger to do when she needs to whip up a last-minute Christmas treat? Easy … make peppermint white chocolate pretzels!

Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels

Seriously, this “recipe” (and, yes, I’m using the term “recipe” loosely) couldn’t be easier. It’s also a fun food gift for the kids to make since it requires drizzling loads of melted white chocolate all over mini-pretzels then sprinkling them with crushed peppermint pieces … messy, messy fun, but fun nonetheless!

If you’re in need of a last-minute Christmas gift, give this one a whirl … I promise your gift recipient will thank you over and over!

Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Gift Tin

Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-ounce) bag mini-pretzels
  • 16 ounces Baker’s premium white chocolate baking squares
  • 5 ounces crushed peppermint candy

Directions:

1. Place two large sheets of parchment paper on a clean work surface; lay the pretzels in even rows on the parchment paper.

2. In a medium-sized, microwave-safe glass bowl, melt the white chocolate for 45 seconds. Using oven mitts, remove the bowl from the microwave, stir the chocolate, then continue to microwave in 20 second increments, stirring in between each, until the chocolate is completely liquid and smooth.

3. Working in small areas, drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels, coating thoroughly. Immediately sprinkle the chocolate-coated area with the crushed peppermint candy; repeat this process until all of the pretzels are covered in chocolate and peppermint.

4. Let the coated pretzels set until the chocolate is fully hardened, about 1 hour.

5. Carefully remove coated pretzels from the parchment paper, and place in gift containers.

Notes: While I rarely specify which brand of ingredient I use in a recipe, I prefer to use Baker’s premium white chocolate baking squares for recipes that call for white chocolate as it’s the only one I can find that does not contain palm oil, which I try to avoid for both health and environmental reasons.

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  • kitchenriffs

    This definitely works for me! Have a wonderful holiday.

    • http://rhubarbandhoney.com/ Kimberly

      Happy Holidays to you too!

  • EatingLocalintheLou

    So pretty but simple! Love it

    • http://rhubarbandhoney.com/ Kimberly

      Thanks, Elizabeth!

  • http://www.stuffedsuitcase.com/ Kim @ StuffedSuitcase

    I just love pretzel treats and these are beautiful! Looking forward to trying them out next Christmas! #SITSBlogging

    • http://rhubarbandhoney.com/ Kimberly

      Thanks, Kim! They are so easy … and I may be making a version for Valentine’s Day right now!