16/07/2024

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Quick and Easy White Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths

Quick and Easy White Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths

Your kids will love making these easy white chocolate pretzel wreaths to celebrate the festive season! You likely have all the ingredients on hand already for this no-bake recipe.

close up of holiday white chocolate pretzel wreath

This dietitian and mom of 3 kiddos loves making up these quick and pretty holiday snacks! Salty pretzels and pistachios, sweet white chocolate and sprinkles – what could be merrier? I say being in and out of the kitchen in 20 minutes or less with a plate of cheery snacks to show for it! Say less.

top down view of child's hands holding chocolate wreath

Holiday baking has always been one of my most cherished activities. I have so many precious memories of baking with my mom at this time of year, and I love passing on this experience where my children and I come together to connect and make memories over baking and sharing laughter. Sure, it gets a little messy but it’s all part of the fun!

Why I make these Quick and Easy White Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths

This year, I decided that fast and easy was the theme, so we are making a festive selection of no-bake holiday snacks such as No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Reindeer Snacks and these cheery wreaths. (Try my super-fast, effortless Easy Overnight Cinnamon Buns, too! We are serving them on Christmas morning this year!).  These sweet and salty white chocolate coated pretzel wreaths were so fun to create and eat. I added crunchy pistachios for a touch of green colour and protein, but there is more to food than nutrition, so I highly recommend using decadent creamy white chocolate, traditional sprinkles and licorice lace bows when making these.

How to make these holiday treats

It’s so simple. First, I like to arrange my pretzels into a wreath shape before my kids or I dip them to make it even easier.

top down view of pretzels on parchments paper

Then, we go ahead and dip the pretzels into melted chocolate, and return them to the parchment.

pretzels dipped in white chocolate

Do the same thing again to create a top layer for dimension and prettiness (and, of course, more yumminess!)

another layer of pretzels dipped in white chocolate

Add your chopped pistachios and festive sprinkles.

top down view of pretzel wreaths topped with pistachios and coloured sprinkles

Loop on a licorice lace bow, then pop them into the freezer to chill for 10 minutes.

top down view of chocolate pretzel wreath with sprinkles and a candy bow on top

Pop them in the freezer to chill for 10 minutes, then shake the wreaths to dislodge any excess pistachios and sprinkles.

top down view of two chocolate pretzel wreaths side by side with sprinkles and a candy bow on top

These snacks are such a great last-minute holiday recipe, they come together so quickly and are loved by children and grown ups alike!

a child holding a white chocolate pretzel wreath
close up of holiday white chocolate pretzel wreath

Quick and Easy White Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths

Yield:
5 wreaths

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Additional Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
30 minutes

Your kids will love making these quick and easy white chocolate pretzel wreaths to celebrate the festive season! No baking required. Plus, you likely have all of the ingredients handy! With their crunchy, salty  pretzels, creamy, sweet white chocolate and colourful sprinkles, they’ll add joy to snacktime.

Ingredients

  • 60 to 80 mini-pretzels
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Christmas coloured sprinkles
  • 5 pieces red shoestring licorice, also called Pull ‘n’ Peel Cherry Candy

Instructions

  1. In a small, shallow bowl, melt the chocolate in 20 second increments (I use 50% power), stirring between each increment, until melted. Finely chop the pistachios.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment, and place 6 to 8 pretzels in a circle (using fewer will create a smaller wreath, more will create a larger one!), double loops facing out, sides touching. Now, remove and dip one pretzel in the melted white chocolate (don’t shake off that excess chocolate!), and return it to its place in the circle. Continue with the remaining pretzels in the circle.
  3. Next, one at a time, dip 6 to 8 more pretzels and stagger them on top of the first layer. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios and sprinkles, then add a shoestring licorice bow. 
  4. Continue with the remaining pretzels, until you have finished all 5 wreaths. 
  5. Freeze for 10 minutes, then enjoy!

Notes

You can move the coated pretzels around a bit to adjust the circle shape, no need to get fussy with them while dipping. 

The more chocolate that stays on the pretzel, the prettier the wreaths are, so don’t tap off that extra deliciousness! 

If your white chocolate starts to firm up, simply microwave it for 15 to 20 seconds and stir.

I add a tiny dollop of melted chocolate to the space where I place the bow to give it even more staying power.


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