Pretzel Snowflakes

Pretzel Snowflakes

Pretzels go upscale in these clever decorations, made with purchased vanilla-flavored candy coating and sparkling sugar.

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oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating or almond bark, chopped
tree-shaped pretzels
Decorator sugar, edible glitter or other small candies
(12-inch) pieces thin ribbon
  1. Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. Place candy coating in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave an additional 20 seconds.
  2. To make each snowflake, place 6 pretzels, stems toward center and bottom points touching, in a circle on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. One pretzel at a time, hold tip of tree and dip in melted candy coating; let excess drip back into bowl. Place pretzel back in circle. Continue with remaining pretzels in circle.
  3. To form top layer of each snowflake, dip 3 additional trees, one at a time, in candy coating. Place on top of first layer of pretzels with tips of 3 pretzels touching in center between pretzels in first circle. Drizzle tops of trees with coating. (Reheat candy coating in microwave for a few seconds if it gets too cool to dip or drizzle.)
  4. Before coating sets, sprinkle each snowflake with decorator sugar. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until coating is firm. Thread ribbon through 1 opening in tree; tie to form loop.
Makes 6 snowflakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tip
To keep melted chocolate or candy coating warm enough for easy dipping, place the container on a warming tray or on a towel-covered heating pad.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Snowflake without Decorator Sugar)
  • Calories 310
    • (Calories from Fat 145),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 230mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 30g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.