Well, friends. We’re in the last few days of my Home for the Holidays feature, and I have to say, it’s been another stellar year. I have so much fun pulling this feature together and it’s in large part due to people like my girl Andi who is our guest poster today. I met Andi through bookish Twitter about four years ago, and she’s been an amazing blogging mentor and even better friend. It’s always a treat when she guest posts on my blog and today is no exception. Check out her delicious recipe and then try it for yourself. I know I am!
Wow, I can’t believe this is the 4th year I’ve taken part in Sarah’s fun, Home for the Holiday’s, feature. I have had a lot of fun coming up with ideas over the years. I’ve done card making, a weekly planner spread, and holiday looks for book characters. This year I am switching it up a little and I’m showing you all the treat I make every year for my work holiday party.
Cooking and baking is not something I’m known for. Literally I can make probably a handful of things and trust me when I say they aren’t that complicated. But I needed to figure out something to make for a holiday party when the staff was covering desserts. I needed something I was sure I could do so I went to Pinterest and started looking. I looked at a bunch of things. I needed it to be fool proof because I could not have a Pinterest fail on my hands. Upon souring the site I stumbled across something and I was sold: White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels.
1 bag of pretzels (16-18 oz) I used the thatch ones because they would catch more chocolate
2/3 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
1 cup white chocolate chips
1. Whisk together oil, sugar, and cinnamon.
2. Pour pretzels into a microwave safe bowl and pour oil mixture in. Stir until coated.
3. Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir. Microwave 45 seconds more.
4. Spread pretzels evenly onto two cookie sheets covered in parchment paper.
5. While still warm, sprinkle cinnamon sugar generously.
6. Melt white chocolate (on low heat, be careful not to burn) and drizzle over cooled pretzels.
7. Store in an airtight container.
Since stumbling along this gem I have made them every year and they are always a hit.
First things first, I gather the main ingredients and the pans and bowls I need (not shown, 2 baking sheets, a large microwave bowl, a medium bowl for mixing, measuring cups, measuring spoons and a sauce pan).
I mix the oil, sugar and cinnamon in the medium mixing bowl. When that’s mixed I empty the pretzels in to the large bowl and poor the mixture over them, being sure to mix it well so the pretzels are coated. I then follow the microwave instructions. in the directions above.
When the pretzels are warm I spread them out on the covered baking sheets and sprinkle a cinnamon sugar mixture (I use the one you buy already mixed in the store but you can make your own).
When that’s all done, the hardest part of the process starts, melting the white chocolate. Admittedly I don’t not follow the above directions and use the whole bag of chocolate when I make mine which makes it harder to melt without burning. But just be careful when you do melt your chocolate because it burns quick. (You can also use a microwave to melt or other stove methods.) After the chocolate is melted drizzle over the now cooled pretzels.
When chocolate hardens either store in an airtight bowl or distribute into cellophane treat bags like I did for the holiday party. I guarantee people will love your salty sweet snack and will look forward to it every year. Plus if I can make it, anyone can.