Pretzel Wreath

4.80 from 5 votes

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During the holiday season, I am always on the lookout for fun, Christmas-inspired 🎄 food activities. There is nothing more therapeutic to me than sitting down by myself, or with my loved ones, and creating something delicious and beautiful while laughing, bonding and getting a little messy.

This Pretzel Christmas Wreath recipe is inspired by my good friend Alina, who, like myself, is a Christmas fanatic and always shares unique Christmas-themed ideas with me. Not only will these Pretzel Christmas Wreaths get you into the holiday spirit, but the irresistible sweet and salty combo will have you binge-eating these before your guests even arrive 😏!

Pretzel Wreath

Why You’ll Love This Pretzel Wreath

These Pretzel Christmas Wreaths only take 15 minutes to make and are completely customizable. You can experiment with different types of chocolate 🍫 and get as creative as you’d like with the toppings and decorations!

Not only is this recipe a perfect kid-friendly activity but these Pretzel Christmas Wreaths can be bagged and shared with friends, coworkers and loved ones as a thoughtful stocking stuffer or add-on gift 🎁!

How to Prepare The Pretzel Wreath

🍫 Melt chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler.

🥨 Arrange 6 pretzels in a circle on a baking sheet with parchment paper, ensuring the single hole of each pretzel faces the inside.

⭕️ Remove 1 pretzel from the circle, dip the inner section halfway into melted chocolate, and place it back into the circle. Repeat with the remaining pretzels.

🎄 To form the top layer, dip 6 additional pretzels one at a time in chocolate and then place them on top to create a second layer.

🎅 Sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles and then repeat the process to make additional wreaths.

🧊 Refrigerate wreaths for 15 minutes or until the chocolate is firm.

Nonna’s Tip

Make sure that the pretzels are fully coated in chocolate, especially the inner area when dipping. This ensures a more even and consistent appearance for your pretzel Christmas wreath.

Pretzel Wreath

Variations and Substitutions

Whether you opt for white chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate, the possibilities are endless. Let me know in the comment section which variations you try.

  1. Feel free to use different types of 🍫 chocolate, such as milk chocolate or dark chocolate. You could even mix different types of chocolates for a marbled effect.
  2. Experiment with various types of 🌟 sprinkles, such as colored sugar, crushed candy canes, edible glitter, or nonpareils.
  3. To change up the flavor, you could add a drop of flavored extract (peppermint, almond, etc.) to the melted chocolate.
  4. You can most certainly use dairy-free or vegan chocolate for a dairy-free version.
  5. Choose gluten-free 🥨 pretzels if you or your guests have gluten restrictions.

Other Holiday Recipes

Do you live for festive appetizers during the Christmas season? Check out some of my other fabulous Christmas recipes! And don’t forget to make some easy gingerbread cookies for 🎅 Santa!

Common Questions

Can I use a different type of chocolate for this recipe?

Yes, you can certainly use white chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate, depending on your preference.

What types of sprinkles work well with this recipe?

You can experiment with various types of sprinkles, such as colored sugar, crushed candy canes, or seasonal-themed sprinkles.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

You most definitely can! You can make these wreaths a few days in advance and store them in an air-tight container until you’re ready to serve them.

Can I use this wreath as a gift?

These Pretzel Christmas Wreaths make the most perfect homemade gift! Once the wreath has set completely, wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a festive ribbon for a thoughtful edible present.

How can I adjust for dietary preferences?

You can use dairy-free or vegan chocolate if needed and choose pretzels that suit specific dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free pretzels for a gluten-free version.

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Pretzel Wreath

Pretzel Christmas Wreath

These Pretzel Christmas Wreaths only take 15 minutes to make and are completely customizable. You can experiment with different types of chocolate 🍫 and get as creative as you'd like with the toppings and decorations!
4.80 from 5 votes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Pretzel Wreaths
Author: The Modern Nonna
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 48 pretzels , 12 pretzels per wreath
  • 100 grams Belgian white chocolate
  • sprinkles, optional

Instructions 

  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler.
  • Arrange 6 pretzels in a circle on a baking sheet with parchment paper, ensuring the single hole of each pretzel faces the inside.
  • Remove 1 pretzel from the circle, dip the inner section halfway into melted chocolate, and place it back into the circle. Repeat with the remaining pretzels.
  • To form the top layer, dip 6 additional pretzels one at a time in chocolate and then place them on top to create a second layer.
  • Sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles and then repeat the process to make additional wreaths.
  • Refrigerate wreaths for 15 minutes or until the chocolate is firm.

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Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 123mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 8IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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