Chocolate-y pretzels for Dasher, Dancer and company!
You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen! Bring them to life for your Christmas sweets table! These pretzel reindeer are as easy to make as they are to munch on. Dip pretzel rods in Candy Melts® Candy and decorate with Candy Eyeballs and Sixlets® round candies. Use them as a Christmas Eve craft for the little ones or set them out with hot chocolate for the late-night Santa watch.
Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy (12 oz. makes 46 to 48 treats)
Black Sixlets® round candies
Mini pretzel twists
Green apple Airheads® candy
Waxed or parchment paper
12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags
1) Dip pretzels
Melt light cocoa Candy Melts candy in microwave-safe bowl according to package directions. Dip pretzel rods halfway in melted light cocoa candy. Tap to smooth and remove excess candy. Place on parchment paper-covered cookie sheet. Chill until firm, about 10 to 15 minutes. Place remaining light cocoa candy in disposable decorating bag. Use scissors to cut small point off of bag.
2) Prepare trims
For antlers, use knife to cut mini pretzel twists. For collar, use scissors to trim green apple Airheads candy to 1 3/4 in. x 1/4 in. Set aside.
3) Decorate pretzels
Use melted candy to attach candy eyeballs and black Sixlet nose to pretzel. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes. Use melted candy to attach antlers to top of pretzel rod. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.
4) Attach Collar
Use melted candy to attach collar around pretzel rod. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.