6 oz. vanilla milk chips or vanilla-flavored candy coating
72 miniature pretzels
6 (24-inch) pieces red string licorice
A sweet and festive treat for the holiday season.
Yield: 6 delicious wreaths
Line two large cookie sheets with waxed paper.
Over low heat, in a medium saucepan, melt vanilla chips, stirring constantly. Using 6 pretzels, form a circle on prepared cookie sheet, placing the "single-hole-side" of the pretzels on outside of ring. Remove one pretzel from circle and dip inner section halfway into melted vanilla chips; place dipped pretzel back into circle formation. Continue with remaining pretzels in circle.
To form the top layer of the wreath, dip an additional 6 pretzels, one at a time, in coating. Place over first circle so that coated holes overlap 2 pretzels. (Inner holes remain open to weave licorice through.) Repeat to complete 5 additional wreaths.
Refrigerate wreaths 15 mins. or until coating is firm. Weave one piece of string licorice through the coated holes in each pretzel. Tie a bow with licorice ends. Repeat to form 5 additional wreaths.
NOTE: Adapted from Pillsbury Holiday Cooking Collection book series.
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Thursday March 18th, 2010