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It’s December, so you know what that means! Before you know it, you’ll be hearing about all kinds of marathon bake-a-thons and cookie swaps and the treats will be everywhere.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. Who doesn’t love a good Christmas cookie?
The thing is, I’m not much of a baker. Yes I’ll bring the occasional baked good to a party, but chances are, it came from a box. Baking for me is always very messy and requires some ingredient that I don’t have. The other thing I struggle with while baking is taste testing. Inevitably I end up eating a good portion of cookies or brownies before I even get them anywhere.
My most recent dessert adventure is going to be a little different. Next weekend I’m having one final small baby shower at my house. This shower is mostly just my good girlfriends and is going to be very low key. Since most of them live in the Philly area, traveling to Connecticut (for my mom’s shower) or to Pittsburgh (for my mother in law’s shower), was just not happening.
Therefore, we’ll have a little laid back girly get together. For dessert and a favor, I decided to whip up some chocolate covered pretzels. It seemed like an easy enough project.
I think these pretzels are a fun and sweet treat that the ladies will enjoy. They were also so easy that I also think they may be a new holiday dessert staple. To keep in the holiday spirit (and also make dipping very easy), I used this tall holiday mug to melt the chocolate. I did my melting in the microwave in 30 second intervals on 50% power.
Once dunked, I used festive sprinkles and a white chocolate pink drizzle.
To modify them for the holidays you can totally switch up the pink drizzle for red, green, or blue and the sprinkles come in every color under the sun. Or what about rolling them in crushed candy canes?! I was also thinking that it would be yummy to add some peppermint extract to the while chocolate drizzle as well.
If you’d rather give these as gifts instead of serving them at a get together, you can actually find special bags at your local craft store. They are perfect and all you need is a cute piece of ribbon to tie at the bottom.
And finally, I’ll leave you with another recommendation…that I personally tried out this afternoon. Dip your pretzel in a mug of warm hot cocoa! I swirled mine around in this cup of almond milk cocoa and it was melty, chocolatey, heaven. A dessert and drink duo made for one another.
What holiday treats are you making this season?
Any fun get togethers on your calendar?