Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is from Pillsbury and they look so simple and festive! I haven't made yet, but soon will!
- 3⁄4 cup white vanilla chip (or 5 oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating)
- 72 miniature pretzels
- 6 pieces red licorice strings (24 inches each)
- Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper.
- In small saucepan, melt vanilla chips over low heat, stirring constantly.
- Using 6 pretzels, form a circle on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet, placing side of pretzel with 1 hole on outside of ring.
- Remove 1 pretzel from circle; dip inner section (side with 2 holes) halfway into melted vanilla chips.
- Place dipped pretzel back into circle formation. Continue with remaining pretzels in circle.
- To form top layer of wreath, dip 6 additional pretzels, one at a time, in coating. Place over first circle so that coated holes overlap 2 pretzels.
- Repeat to make 5 additional wreaths. Refrigerate wreaths 15 minutes or until coating is firm.
- Weave 1 piece of string licorice through coated holes in each pretzel. Tie bow with licorice ends.
- MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Place vanilla chips in 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup.
- Microwave on MEDIUM for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted, stirring once halfway through cooking. Stir until smooth. Continue as directed above.
I just made these for a bake sale at my sons school. They look very festive when done. I tied 3 sour keys candy onto the licorice. I think it would also look very festive if you put on different types of candy, like red and green smarties or gummy reindeer(I did these for Christmas). Just be careful when you are threading the licorice through the holes as the pretzel might break. I found holding it in the palm of my hand did the trick and did not break any after that. With the broken one I 'glued' it back on with some of the melted chocolate. Thanks for posting.