These little Chocolate Pretzel Ornaments are so super easy to make and so super adorable (not to mention yummy) to receive. I got the idea from The Pampered Chef and decided to make some to adorn a cookie tray for a party tonight. What a great little project for the kids to work on as well!!
To make the ornaments, simply melt about 3 squares of semi-sweet baker's chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals; stirring between each heating. I melted mine in a teacup so the chocolate would be deep enough to dip in rather than spreading out over a larger dish.
Dip the rounded bottom of 4 or 5 mini-pretzels into chocolate and arrange them in a circle with chocolate parts touching on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Repeat the process with 4 to 5 additional pretzels, laying them over the joined parts of the bottom layer. Sprinkle the chocolate with sugar crystals or candy sprinkles and refrigerate until set (about 30 minutes).
Additionally, you can loop a ribbon through the center and use these as ornaments or package add-ons. These would also be cute in cellophane bags as part of a cookie, food or baking gift basket.