Pretzel Snowflakes

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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