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Pretzel Santa hats

December 12, 2011

Pretzel Santa Hats

We went caroling for our water buffalo over the weekend and had such a wonderful time.  I’m not sure who was happier – the carolers or the families we visited.  Some knew we were coming by, but others were taken completely by surprise.  It was such a great night!  (If you want to read the story of our water buffalo, you’ll find it here.)

Afterwards, we came back to the house for hot chocolate, sugar cookie bars, and these little pretzel Santas.  They are so easy to make and a perfect snack for spreading some Christmas cheer.

Recipe:  Pretzel Santa Hats

(from Free & Fun Christmas, discovered on pinterest)

mini pretzel twists
white chocolate almond bark
red sanding sugar
mini marshmallows

Melt the white chocolate almond bark according to the directions on the package.  Dip each mini twist pretzel halfway into the melted white chocolate almond bark, then dip pretzel into the red sanding sugar until only a small amount of the almond bark is showing.  Place on waxed paper.  Cut the mini marshmallows in half.  Use additional melted almond bark to adhere a mini marshmallow half onto the side of each pretzel.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2011 4:02 am

    cute! my favorite aspect is the marshmallow fluff ball. :)

  2. December 16, 2011 12:29 am

    How adorable! These look simple and fun, and are a great way to end a fun night of caroling!

  3. December 16, 2011 8:43 pm

    These look awesome! What a cute Christmas treat!

  4. December 22, 2011 11:15 pm

    What a great idea! I’m already starting my “For Next Christmas” file….

  5. kim permalink
    December 6, 2012 12:16 pm

    I tried these using white chocolate bark instead of almond bark. The chocolate does not “fill in” the holes of the pretzel, thus ruining the santa hat look. Has anyone else had this problem?

  6. oneordinaryday permalink
    December 6, 2012 2:37 pm

    Kim – I think that the holes kind of filled themselves in as I laid the pretzels down. Then when they got all those sprinkles on top, it just kind of filled it in nicely. Wonder if the pretzel twists you used were just bigger than mine? Bet they still tasted good! :)
    ~ Michelle

  7. Pat permalink
    December 11, 2012 9:25 am

    Kim I ran into the same problem. We had to wait for the bark to cool down as well as double dip. In other words we dipped waited for it to cool then we dipped the second time. These are very cute, but much more time consuming than they look.


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