Pretzel Wreaths

Pretzel Wreaths with a red licorice bow are an adorable and festive Christmas food craft idea! Here at Smart School House, we just LOVE the holidays! We’ve made Pretzel Christmas Trees and Brownie Christmas Trees with pretzel trunks (and the list goes on and on). These adorable wreaths made with pretzel twists are going to be your new and favorite holiday treat!

Pretzel Wreaths with a red licorice bow are an adorable and festive Christmas food craft idea!

Pretzel Wreaths

These can be made by students, kids, or even grandkids. These wreaths are a great group craft and also make for perfect Christmas gifts. Place them in a clear gift bag and tie the top with a matching ribbon. Pass them out to neighbors, co-workers, and friends!

Pretzel Wreaths with a red licorice bow are an adorable and festive Christmas food craft idea! A favorite holiday treat.

Supplies:

  • mini pretzels

  • mini red m&ms

  • green sugar sprinkles

  • cherry Twizzlers pull and peel sticks

  • white chocolate chips

  • vegetable oil

  • parchment paper

  • small microwave-safe bowl

  • spoon or small spatula for stirring

Supplies

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips with vegetable oil. Mix until all white chocolate chips are coated in oil, this will help them heat evenly. 

White chocolate chips

Microwave the white chocolate chips for 10-second intervals, stirring well between each 10-second interval. Continue to heat and mix until you have smooth white chocolate.

Melted white chocolate chips

What texture should the white chocolate batter be?

The white chocolate should be smooth and thick enough to stick to the pretzels. If you find it to be too thick, you can slowly mix 1/8 teaspoon oil into the white chocolate at a time until you reach your desired thickness.

How to Make a Pretzel Wreath

Dip 6 mini pretzels into the white chocolate halfway and arrange them in a circle on parchment paper. Make sure the white chocolate side of the pretzel is on the inside of the circle and that they are touching. Repeat the previous steps but lay the next dipped mini pretzels on top of the first layer.

How to Make a Pretzel Wreath

Quickly sprinkle green sugar sprinkles over the melted white chocolate and arrange red M&M’s evenly around the white chocolate. Place the wreaths in a refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes. 

Green sprinkles on white chocolate

While the wreaths are chilling, pull 2 attached strands of Twizzlers and tie a bow. Make sure not to pull the bow too tight or the Twizzler strands will break. If you are having trouble tying the Twizzler strands, make 2 loops and use the 3rd strand of Twizzler to hold them together in the middle.

Pretzel Wreaths with a red licorice bow are an adorable and festive Christmas food craft idea! A favorite holiday treat.

Once the white chocolate on the wreaths has set, use a small amount of melted white chocolate to attach the bow to your wreath. You may have to reheat the white chocolate. To do this, microwave at 10-second intervals again until the white chocolate is soft.

Pretzel Wreaths with a red licorice bow are an adorable and festive Christmas food craft idea! A favorite holiday treat.

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Pretzel Wreaths with a red licorice bow are an adorable and festive Christmas food craft idea!

How to Make Pretzel Wreaths

Pretzel Wreaths with a red licorice bow are an adorable and festive Christmas food craft idea! A favorite holiday treat.

Supplies

  • mini pretzels
  • mini red m&ms
  • green sugar sprinkles
  • cherry Twizzler pull and peel sticks
  • white chocolate chips
  • Vegetable oil
  • Parchment paper
  • small microwave-safe bowl
  • spoon or small spatula for stirring

Instructions
 

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips with vegetable oil. Mix until all white chocolate chips are coated in oil, this will help them heat evenly. 
  • Microwave the white chocolate chips for 10-second intervals, stirring well between each 10-second interval. Continue to heat and mix until you have smooth white chocolate.
  • Dip 6 mini pretzels into the white chocolate halfway and arrange them in a circle on parchment paper. Make sure the white chocolate side of the pretzel is on the inside of the circle and that they are touching. 
  • Repeat step 3 but lay the next dipped mini pretzels on top of the first layer.
  • Quickly sprinkle green sugar sprinkles over the melted white chocolate and arrange red M&M’s evenly around the white chocolate.
  • Place the wreaths in a refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes. 
  •  While the wreaths are chilling, pull 2 attached strands of Twizzlers pull and tie a bow. Make sure not to pull the bow too tight or the Twizzler strands will break. If you are having trouble tying the Twizzler strands, make 2 loops and use a 3rd strand of Twizzler to hold them together in the middle.
  • Once the white chocolate on the wreaths has set, use a small amount of melted white chocolate to attach the bow to your wreath. You may have to reheat the white chocolate. To do this, microwave at 10-second intervals again until the white chocolate is soft.
  •  Serve at room temperature or chilled and enjoy!

Notes

Storage Instructions:
These pretzel wreaths can be kept at room temperature in a covered container for up to 2 days. They can also be stored in a refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 7 days, or in a freezer in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.
Keyword Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread, Wreath
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