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Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels & Spoons

Hey Cuties,

We survived Christmas, I hope it was time well spent doing whatever you did/didn’t want to do. We opened gifts and all of that at home. This year we utilized technology and used FaceTime with my sister so she could see my kids open their gifts. On Babe’s phone we used Google Hangout so my Mom could also watch. Full Disclosure they both live within five minutes of us. hahaha Later that evening we went to my in laws for dinner, my Mom and sister also joined us.

“This is a sponsored post in collaboration with “Clangers”and Coolabi. All opinions are my own.”

Family is a huge part of the holidays for us, I grew up this way and I happy pass on the same joy of the holidays to my kids. My toddler loves the Sprout Network and they always keep her informed. We watched all the holiday specials they aired including the Clangers. On the show they teach the kids about kindness, community, discovery and accepting of others. We teach our kids these essentials but it’s nice to have a little help. 

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My daughter is a giver; you can’t give her something without giving it to her brother. This now includes her new friends at daycare.  She loves the festive chocolate treats I make and apparently she told her class she would be bringing some. OH! When I picked her up she rattled off her order and off to the store we went. Excuse me Madame you are three years old.

 

Sprout Clangers 2 chocolate pretzels

Red Chocolate Dipped Pretzels w/ Peppermint Flakes

Pretzels are so easy to make, no major skill required. You melt your chocolate as instructed on the back of the package.  I pour my melted chocolate into a mug. You just need something tall enough to cover half the pretzels.  Dip the pretzels and twirl, this gets off some of the excess chocolate. After dipped I sprinkled peppermint flakes over them, twirl as you sprinkle until they are all covered.

Sprout Clangers 3 chocolate pretzels

White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels w/ Peppermint Flakes

Sprout Clangers 4 chocolate spoons

Salted Caramel Dipped Chocolate Wooden Spoons Drizzled with white chocolate.

I made chocolate spoons earlier this month but they are a bit fragile for a bunch of toddlers. So I decided to use wooden spoons that would fit in their hands.  I dipped them just the same as I do for the pretzels, then put them in the fridge to chill. Once the chocolate hardened I poured melted white chocolate in a piping bag and drizzled it over the spoons.

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Bagged Up

Bag them up and they are ready to go.

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I added names to personalize the treats.

The pretzels were for the holiday party and the spoons were favors for the kids.  While shopping for our chocolate supplies Nori and I paid it forward to a sweet older lady. We purchased her groceries and wished her a Merry Christmas.  She kept it going and then put her grocery money into the Salvation Army bucket. All of us left the grocery store feeling good. We didn’t take pictures because giving is from the heart, I don’t want the kids to think we have to snap a picture for proof every time we do something kind for someone else.

Sprout Clangers 6 Cookies for Santa

Cookies & Milk for Santa

The kids baked cookies for Santa and Nori left him a note.  In years past we’ve sponsored a kid for Christmas. I always try to get a kid close to my kids age. Then I allow them to shop for them as they would for them self.

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Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels & Spoons chocolate pretzels

How do you give back during the holiday season? Do you have baking traditions? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Chocolate covered spoons are the best! I love dipping them in my hot chocolate. NOM.

  2. Jeannette

    I love those pretzels! I just made a batch last week and they were gone so quickly! The spoons make a fabulous teacher gift as well! These are all ideas I’m going to have to store away for next year.

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Those look so great! I love the chocolate covered pretzels, too. I’m sure the spoons are for coffee, but I’d just eat the chocolate off of them. 😉

  4. Esther @ The Cuteness

    Those pretzels look so good! I looove peppermint this time of year, it’s my absolute favorite!

  5. Liz Mays

    Aww, these are such fun holiday treats. The pretzel ones sound really good. What a nice gift for the kids!

  6. Brandi Penguins in Pink

    Yum! Those treat look delicious. How kind of you to pay for that lady’s groceries. I’m sure you made her day.

  7. MJ

    Oh yum Mimi. I haven’t made chocolate covered pretzels since my party treat making days. Now I want some and some covered Oreos too! LOl.

    Your baby is such a sweet. I love that she has such a big heart.

  8. Kiwi

    Let me just say Mimi i was so proud of you for making your local new station to present these holiday homemade treats! The letter to santa with the cookies was hilarious too!

  9. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Those peppermint pretzels are a great giveaway idea. I have been looking around for easy to make holiday recipes that I could give out at work. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Chubskulit Rose

    Such a great idea! My sister in law is really good in making treats like these, I am not!

  11. Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva)

    LMAO …not a real phone?! Nori is too funny. The treats look so delicious.

  12. Michele D

    Awe! Loving that note to Santa. Your Chocolate Pretzels look so yummy. I’m craving a few of them now. haha

  13. Marielle Altenor

    We don’t do a lot of baking but we try to during the holidays. Cookies and tea for us for the New Years. We didn’t get to bake cookies this Christmas. It’s great that you get the kids involved for giving back during the holidays!

  14. Ashleigh

    These are so cute! I love the idea of these as gifts to hand out around Christmas.

  15. Jaime Nicole

    I LOVE chocolate covered pretzels and the peppermint kicks it up a notch! I will have to try making these!

  16. Nicole

    Chocolate covered pretzels are where its at! I have always wanted too, but never tried the chocolate covered spoons for hot chocolate, i’m sure they would be a big hit in our house. My little was obsessed with Sprout for the longest time (ad nauseam). The Santa note is the absolute cutest! We had some Shopkin’ action in our home too! lol

  17. Vicki

    I love baking sweet goodies and handing them out at Christmas! Everything here looks so yummy! Before I started homeschooling, I would always makes the spoons, get a plain coffee cup and let my daughter write something on it with a sharpie and include a box of hot cocoa in a basket to use as her teacher’s gifts!

  18. Karen

    My daughter is a giver, too, and spent much of the holiday season making ornaments for friends. Like you, we always look for shows and books to reinforce the qualities of kindness, sharing and friendship! Happy new year.

  19. Alli

    Christmas is all about family at my house, too. Love the chocolate dipped spoons and pretzels – what a fun treat to send to all your child’s classmates and teachers. I love what you said about giving back doesn’t always have to be photographed. So sweet!

  20. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    These pretzels and spoons look sooo delicious! What a fun treat for the kids! I know my kids would have a blast helping me to make these! Definitely going to try this recipe!

  21. Emmanuel Mang

    Lovely! I’d make sure we do some baking and the spoon dipped in chocolate thingy next Christmas!

  22. Travel Blogger

    These look great and so easy to make! I love recipes like this that you can make in bulk. Great ideas!

  23. Sara

    Ooh! The pretzels look delish! I have never made chocolate spoons before, but I think this sounds like a terrific way to add extra yum to hot cocoa!

  24. Carmen Perez (listen2mama)

    These are all delicious! I really love the salted caramel dipped wooden spoons. What an awesome yummy treat they make.

  25. Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

    Chocolate dipped pretzels are a favorite of my kids, too…these are so pretty and festive. And chocolate spoons are my fave for stirring into coffee.

  26. miranda

    oh wow, they look amazing. am definitely taking note for next christmas. i bet they were delicious

  27. lisa @bitesforbabies

    Those look almost too pretty to eat!!! Wow! I love the combination of the sweet and salty too…and who doesn’t like pretzels??

  28. Jasmine Watts

    Those pretzels look so good!Those peppermint pretzels are a great gift idea.

  29. dawn

    i have always loved these goodies. The pretzels have been my fav since i was a kid.

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