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Pretzel Snowflakes

Pretzels go upscale in these clever decorations, made with purchased vanilla-flavored candy coating and sparkling sugar.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

10
oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating or almond bark, chopped
54
tree-shaped pretzels
Decorator sugar, edible glitter or other small candies
6
(12-inch) pieces thin ribbon

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Steps

  • 1 Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. Place candy coating in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave an additional 20 seconds.
  • 2 To make each snowflake, place 6 pretzels, stems toward center and bottom points touching, in a circle on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. One pretzel at a time, hold tip of tree and dip in melted candy coating; let excess drip back into bowl. Place pretzel back in circle. Continue with remaining pretzels in circle.
  • 3 To form top layer of each snowflake, dip 3 additional trees, one at a time, in candy coating. Place on top of first layer of pretzels with tips of 3 pretzels touching in center between pretzels in first circle. Drizzle tops of trees with coating. (Reheat candy coating in microwave for a few seconds if it gets too cool to dip or drizzle.)
  • 4 Before coating sets, sprinkle each snowflake with decorator sugar. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until coating is firm. Thread ribbon through 1 opening in tree; tie to form loop.
  • 1 Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. Place candy coating in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave an additional 20 seconds.
  • 2 To make each snowflake, place 6 pretzels, stems toward center and bottom points touching, in a circle on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. One pretzel at a time, hold tip of tree and dip in melted candy coating; let excess drip back into bowl. Place pretzel back in circle. Continue with remaining pretzels in circle.
  • 3 To form top layer of each snowflake, dip 3 additional trees, one at a time, in candy coating. Place on top of first layer of pretzels with tips of 3 pretzels touching in center between pretzels in first circle. Drizzle tops of trees with coating. (Reheat candy coating in microwave for a few seconds if it gets too cool to dip or drizzle.)
  • 4 Before coating sets, sprinkle each snowflake with decorator sugar. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until coating is firm. Thread ribbon through 1 opening in tree; tie to form loop.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To keep melted chocolate or candy coating warm enough for easy dipping, place the container on a warming tray or on a towel-covered heating pad.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Snowflake without Decorator Sugar
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
145),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.