Peppermint Pretzel Canes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

These are so pretty and tasty. For gift-giving you may put them into a decorated potato chip can and pass them out to your friends. These make great teacher gifts. NOTE: I have not tried it, but in place of the six ounces of almond bark etc. you might try the white chocolate bits or vanilla bits or whatever they are called.

Top Review by Girly_Girl_Lori

I make these every Christmas. Sometimes, I use red and green sugar and sprinkles instead of the peppermint candies.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 ounces almond bark or 6 ounces vanilla candy coating, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 23 cup finely crushed peppermint candies (about 24 candies, see note below) or 23 cup candy cane (about 24 candies, see note below)
  • 12 (8 1/2 inch) pretzel sticks (from 11-ounce package)


  1. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Melt almond bark and shortening in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour into an 11x7-inch pan and set in hot water to keep the almond bark soft (do not get water into the almond bark).
  4. Sprinkle candy over separate sheet of waxed paper.
  5. Roll pretzels in almond bark; allow excess to drip off and then roll in crushed candy.
  6. Place on lined cookie sheet and let stand till set.
  7. NOTE: To crush candy, place in double thickness plastic bags and seal; place on cutting board and hit with a hammer or rolling pin, etc. to crush.

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