Peppermint Pretzel Canes

Sweet and salty flavors combine in a four-ingredient recipe. The dipped pretzels are so pretty and delicious!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12

6
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), cut into pieces
2
tablespoons shortening
2/3
cup finely crushed peppermint candies (24 candies)
12
(8 1/2-inch) pretzel rods (from 11-oz package)

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In 2-quart saucepan, melt almond bark and shortening over low heat, stirring occasionally. Pour into 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish or other shallow dish; carefully set baking dish in hot water to keep almond bark soft. (Do not get any water into almond bark.)
  • 2 Sprinkle crushed candy over separate sheet of waxed paper. Dip pretzels into almond bark; allow excess to drip off. Roll in crushed candy. Place on cookie sheet. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

For gift-giving, decorate an empty potato chip can and fill it with these festive treats.

To crush peppermint candies, place in double thickness of heavy-duty resealable plastic bags; seal. Place on cutting board; hit with hammer to crush.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Pretzel
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.