Looking for easy to make Christmas gifts? Try these yummy chocolate pretzels and make your friends say WOW!
Not only are these easy to make Christmas gifts simple to whip up in an afternoon, they’re pretty and have a personal touch. Homemade gifts show you care, and easy to make Christmas gifts like these are just as easy to give as expensive store-bought presents.
-Pretzels (the curly kind – small ones work best)
-6 squares of white chocolate
-1/4 cup candy sprinkles
-cellophane Christmas bags or small Christmas themed tins (readily available at discount and dollar stores)
-Gift tags (or make your own!)
The first step in these easy to make Christmas gifts is to get cooking! This recipe is quick and easy and will only take a little while to make, so you might want to think about doubling or even tripling it while you’re in the kitchen anyway.
Lay a piece of wax paper over a cooking pan. Slowly melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave over low heat, stirring frequently. Once the chocolate has melted, dip each pretzel halfway into the chocolate, turning to coat it completely. Lay the coated pretzels on the cooking sheet and sprinkle them with candy before the chocolate dries. To speed up the drying process, you can put them in the refrigerator for ten minutes.
Once the pretzels are dry, store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to give them out (I like to keep them in the fridge just to be safe).
To finish these easy to make Christmas gifts, gather the tins or cellophane bags you’re planning to stuff. Evenly distribute the pretzels among them. If you’re using tins, you’ll probably need more pretzels than if you stick with bags, but it’ll look nicer. Tie the bags shut with ribbon or, if you’re using tins, craft a pretty bow to stick on top. Personalize the gift tags and attach them to each package. There you have it: easy to make Christmas gifts that look (and taste!) great!
If you’re the adventurous sort, feel free to play with this recipe. There are all sorts of fun things you can add to the mix: nuts, raisins, cereal, or anything else you think might taste good smothered in chocolate. These easy to make Christmas gifts are fun for the whole family! For even more chocolate recipes, please see ExtremeChocolate.com.