Santa Snacks made with Pretzels and Chocolate

December 23, 2013 in Creations, Recipes by Anna

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These pretzel and chocolate Santa snacks are perfect for Santa or any one of his little elves around the house! They’re very easy to throw together and fun to decorate!

We’re all busy this time of year, but I wanted to have a little fun in the kitchen and see what I could make with some pretzels and chocolate. So, this is what I came up with as a fun treat! You might want to snack on these while you read these Books About Santa or these about the Night Before Christmas!

Items Needed For Santa Snacks

Pretzels

Baker’s Chocolate

Sprinkles

Glitter Writing Gel or Writing Icing

Parchment Paper

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Steps to Make Santa Snacks

Lay out your pretzels to map out the design you’d like to try.

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Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package.

Now, let’s break off for each little snack I made…

For the large pretzel tree, spread melted chocolate on parchment paper and set pretzels on top of it according to your design.

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Then let it sit for awhile. After an hour, I decided to place mine on a large dish and place it in the fridge. This made it very easy to remove the tree from the parchment paper. I took it out and carefully turned it over onto the plate and took off the paper. Then I turned it back over. When it came out, it looked like this:

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Then I used glitter gel to decorate the tree as shown here in green and red.

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For Santa’s gift, I used the melted chocolate as glue to hold the pretzel rods together and the regular pretzels sealed to the top of the gift, like a bow. Next I spread more on the front of the present. Then I used writing icing to well…write on it. 🙂

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I didn’t put this one in the fridge. I just let it sit out for a few hours, but it stayed together when I moved it!

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For the little Christmas tree, I used melted chocolate as glue again between the stacks of pretzel rods and to hold the tree stump to the tree. Next, I spread chocolate on the front of the tree. Then I sprinkled white, red, and silver sprinkles. Finally, I used glitter gel to dot little ornaments on it.

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I also made some simple snacks by dipping pretzels into the chocolate and either rolling them through the sprinkles or sprinkling them while they lay on the parchment paper.

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I sure hope Santa enjoys these snacks as much as we did!

You may also like these Easy Reindeer Pretzel Snacks from Jamie at Spoonful, Jaclyn’s Pretzel M&M Hugs (Christmas Style) at Cooking Classy, or maybe these beautiful Snowflake Pretzels from Sara at Mom Endeavors!

What’s your favorite pretzel treat?