Make this adorable Pretzel Wreath as a fun snack or dessert around the holiday season, perfect to put together with your loved ones!
Looking for the ultimate festive treat this holiday season? This simple pretzel wreath is made with just 3 ingredients, and is more an edible craft than it is a recipe.
You’ll love the simple steps and the cute end result of this tasty snack, which combines pretzel rods with your favorite frosting and green sprinkles.
The combination of sweet and salty flavors is a guaranteed hit with kids and adults alike, and the wreath presentation is a fun twist on this classic snack.
Easy to customize and decorate to your heart’s content, this Christmas pretzel wreath is sure to light up any holiday party, Christmas dinner, or festive movie night!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS PRETZEL WREATH RECIPE
The holidays are a perfect time to gather your family, friends, and loved ones around a tasty snack that everyone can share!
With lots of character and simple but delicious flavor, this Christmas pretzel wreath is sure to add lots of cheer to any gathering around the holidays!
Just like our Christmas Light Cookies, this treat has a distinctly festive presentation that makes it ideal for any occasion throughout the month of December.
Another very easy and quick appetizer to make are these Caprese Skewers! Your guests will love this handheld appetizer.
Simple steps and a short ingredient list make this recipe ideal for a last-minute snack, and it’s great to prep ahead and break out when it’s time to serve.
With sweet frosting and holiday themed sprinkles, the only thing left to do is pop a bow on this wreath and dig in!
- Pretzel Rods – You’ll want the large kind of pretzel rods to make this dessert.
- Vanilla Frosting – Any kind of white frosting works fine. Store bought vanilla frosting or cream cheese frosting are good options, or you could even use a homemade buttercream frosting.
- Green Sprinkles – Regular green sprinkles or green sugar both work well.
HELPFUL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
- Red Bow – This adds an extra touch of festive flair and makes it more obvious that this treat is meant to look like a wreath.
- Baking Sheet – Arrange your pretzel wreath on a cookie sheet or large baking tray of some kind to make it easier to transport.
- Parchment Paper or Wax Paper – Line your baking sheet before assembling this snack to make cleanup easier.
HOW TO MAKE A PRETZEL WREATH WITH FROSTING
- Break each pretzel stick in half. Coat the broken ends in frosting.
- Dip or roll the frosting end in green sprinkles. Place each dipped pretzel in a circle pattern until you have a full wreath assembled.
- Place a bow at the bottom for added decor. Serve and enjoy!
- Make an edible bow using red licorice. Choose something easy to work with–Twizzlers pull apart well and can be twisted into a bow shape.
- Add red chocolate candies or cinnamon candies to mimic holly berries you might find on classic wreaths.
- You can also make this recipe using a chocolate pretzel method instead of frosting. Melt some white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, then dip the pretzels and decorate as instructed.
- Substitute pretzel rods with smaller pretzels sticks to make mini wreaths instead. This is a fantastic option if you want to give out individual treats to kids (or adults!).
- Use pretzel twists instead of rods for a fun shape. You can easily stick them together in a circle with a few dollops of frosting or melted chocolate, then decorate with sprinkles.
- For even more festive color, use some food dye to color the frosting green before dipping the pretzels. Then you can add sprinkles for some fun texture.
PRETZEL WREATH ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Because this recipe is so easy to make, it’s a great edible craft to do with even young kids.
- The pretzels won’t stick together very well, so be sure to assemble your pretzel Christmas wreath on whatever surface you plan to serve it.
- Try to break the pretzel rods as evenly as possible to get a smooth circle. A little bit of variation can be good though, as it leads to a natural looking “wreath.”
- If you use entire pretzel rods instead of breaking them in half, you’ll end up with a much larger wreath. You may need to double the amount of frosting you use to account for the difference.
- Just sprinkling the green sprinkles over top might not be sufficient. I recommend rolling or pressing the dipped pretzels in a shallow dish of sprinkles to ensure the sprinkles are affixed properly to the frosting or chocolate layer.
- This pretzel wreath is great to make ahead of time. Place it in some kind of airtight container, or even something like a cake carrier.
- Keep it at room temperature, or it can be kept in the fridge.
- If it’s out on the counter, make sure it’s in a cool and dry place. If it’s too warm or if the pretzels get too much light, the frosting might melt right off!
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PRETZEL WREATH WITH FROSTING
- Break each pretzel stick in half.
- Coat the broken ends in frosting.
- Sprinkle each stick with green sprinkles.
- Place the pretzel rods in a circle pattern.
- Place a bow at the bottom.
- Use pretzel sticks for mini wreaths.
- You could also use melted white chocolate instead of frosting.
- Dye your frosting or melted chocolate green to emphasize the green decor.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g