I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I just couldn’t wait this year to get started on some deliciously sweet treats for Christmas. My son just turned six last month, and he’s really into everything this year. He made his Christmas list in September and has been talking about it daily. I can’t wait till the weekend after Thanksgiving so we can go visit Santa, do some holiday shopping, and start decorating!
My family’s favorite treat at Christmas is definitely chocolate covered peanuts or pretzels. So when I saw this idea for these adorable reindeer antlers on the brightideas.com website made out of pretzels, I knew I had to try them! They’re just made out of those this pretzel sticks that are broken into various sizes and dipped in chocolate. Then you just arrange them in the shape of a reindeer antler. How cute is that!
Be sure to stop by the brightideas.com website too. We saw a bunch of other cute recipe ideas that I can’t wait to try!
Follow the hashtag #betterwithmms on twitter to find even more holiday ideas!
Yield: Makes 14 Antlers
Prep Time:10 minutes
1 3/4 cups DOVE® Chocolate
3/4 cup M&M’S® Brand MINIS®
1 bag pretzel sticks, broken into various sized pieces
Reynolds® Parchment Paper
Remove 3/4 cup red and green M&M’S® Brand MINIS® and set aside for decoration.
Line a baking sheet with Reynolds® Parchment Paper.
Melt the DOVE® Chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir the mixture as it melts. When mixture is shiny and smooth, turn off the heat.
Once all the chocolate is melted, dip the pretzel pieces one at a time and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet into an antler shape. Place the M&M’S® Brand MINIS® on each antler as it is finished.
Repeat this same process until all the antlers are finished.
Let the chocolate cool completely and get firm. You can refrigerate to firm the chocolate more quickly.
Once firm, remove them from the Reynolds® Parchment Paper.
If desired, wrap each one in a sheet of cellophane, tied with a ribbon or simply put them on a cookie plate.
Tip: Add red M&M’S® Brand MINIS® to form the red nose.
Don’t forget to pick up lots of M&M’S® Holiday Blend candies for all your holiday baking needs!
Holiday’s are better with M. Go to Brightideas.com for recipes using M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies Holiday Blend. Click. Create. Celebrate.
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