Ornament Treats You Can Eat

Nov 06, 2015, 13:38 ET from Family Features Editorial Syndicate

MISSION, Kan., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) As you set out to make this a holiday to remember, your creativity doesn't have to be limited to your craft room. Let your imagination loose in other areas, such as the kitchen, for delicious treats that taste as good as they look.

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These simple pretzel candies, created by the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, are sure to be a hit, whether you let them brighten up the dessert table at a holiday party or package them in clear cellophane with a bold bow for a sweet gift.

Look for more ideas to spread holiday cheer throughout the house at joann.com.

Easy Christmas Ornament Pretzel Treats

Prep time: 1-2 hours

Skill level: No experience necessary

Makes: 12 pieces


ounces Red Candy Melts Candy


ounces Dark Green Candy Melts Candy


ounces Bright White Candy Melts Candy

Christmas nonpareils

Gold sugar pearls

Pretzel rings

Granulated sugar

Mini marshmallows

Wilton food-crafting supplies:

Parchment paper

Cookie sheet

12-inch disposable decorating bags

Food-safe scissors

Place pretzels on parchment paper-covered cookie sheet. 

Melt red and green candy, separately, in disposable decorating bags according to package directions. Cut small point off tip of disposable decorating bag. Use melted candy to fill hole in pretzels. Allow to cool in refrigerator, about 10-15 minutes. Reserve remaining melted red and green candy.

Dip food-safe scissors in granulated sugar. Cut 1/8-inch off top and back of marshmallows.

Melt white candy in disposable decorating bag according to package directions. Use candy to attach marshmallows to top of pretzel ornaments. Allow to cool in refrigerator, about 3-5 minutes. Reserve remaining melted white candy.

Use reserved melted white candy to pipe line across top and bottom of pretzels. Add nonpareils. Use melted red or green candy to pipe line across the center of ornaments. Allow to cool in refrigerator, about 3-5 minutes.

Use melted green or red candy to pipe lines across top and bottom of pretzels. Use melted white candy to pipe line across the center. Add gold sugar pearls. Allow to cool in refrigerator, about 3-5 minutes.

Michael French

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