Make gourmet treats to give as gifts this Christmas. Dip pretzels and/or candy canes in chocolate for a decadent treat.

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Materials and Supplies

Ingredients for Chocolate Candy Canes:

  • Candy canes
  • 1 Cup chocolate morsels; semi sweet
  • 1/4" or 1/2" wide ribbon
  • Plastic wrap
  • Double boiler or microwave safe dish

Stir a cup of  hot cocoa with your chocolate candy cane for a wonderful cup of peppermint hot chocolate.

Ingredients for Chocolate Pretzels:

  • Pretzel Rods
  • 1 Cup chocolate morsels
  • 1/2" or 1" wide ribbon
  • Plastic wrap
  • Double boiler or microwave safe dish
  • Optional: Non pareils

Craft Instructions

  • instuctiions to make chocolate covered candy canes Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  • Melt the chocolates either in a double boiler or in a microwave.
    • If using a double boiler, I suggest putting the chocolate chips in either a smaller saucepan inside the double boiler or in a Pyrex measuring cup inside the double boiler. It is easier to dip if the chocolate isn't spread over a large area. Stir constantly and remove from heat as soon as the chips are melted.
    • If using the microwave, heat on high for one minute then take out and stir. If needed, heat at 10 to 15 second intervals just until melted.
  • Dip the ends of the Candy Canes or Pretzel Rods in the chocolate.  When you lift them out of the chocolate, gently shake them  side to side for a few seconds to remove any excess chocolate. It may be helpful to spoon the chocolate over the portion of the pretzel rod/ candy cane that you want dipped.
  • Place the candy canes and/or pretzels on the wax paper covered cookie sheet and place them in the refrigerator or freezer to cool and harden.
  • Once the chocolate is cool and hardened, wrap each pretzel rod/candy cane separately with plastic wrap.
  • For Candy Canes tie a bow around the wrapped candy cane.
  • For Pretzel Rods, if giving as a gift, bundle several individually wrapped pretzels together and tie a ribbon around the bundle.

Make chocolate dipped pretzels with gourmet free receipe

Optional: Before the chocolate hardens on the pretzels, sprinkle with non pareils.

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