One of my favorite things in life is surprises. I love seeing the look on people's faces when they are surprised with something that you give them/make them/tell them. It's a look that keeps me going. Each year, around the holidays, I try to surprise different people, people who would expect it, with little gifts for Christmas. And, let me tell you, the looks get better and better, every single year.
You should try it sometime. And, start with these guys; Cheap and incredibly simple to make. They have become quite the little winners, in my book.
Peppermint-White Chocolate Pretzels
1 bag of white chocolate bits
In a double broiler, melt your white chocolate; stirring often. While the chocolate is melting, place your candy canes in a zip-lock bag and crunch into tiny pieces. Lay a piece of parchment paper over a baking sheet; set aside. Now, once the white chocolate is melted, there are several ways you can make these.... You can 1) dip the pretzels into the white chocolate, individually, lay them on the parchment and sprinkle with peppermint pieces. And, 2) you can crunch up the pretzels, as well, toss all of the pretzels pieces into the melted white chocolate, stirring around until all are coated. Then, with a spoon, spoon out able tablespoon size amounts and set on top of the parchment paper and sprinkle with peppermint. (This makes more of a pretzel stack or pile)
Once you have used up all of the white chocolate that you can allow pretzels to set in room temperature for about 30-45 minutes. Or, toss those babies into the fridge or freezer and they will be ready in minutes!
For a cute holiday gift, drop a couple into some plastic wrap or plastic gift bags, twist the top of the bag, and tie it up with some cute ribbon. And, viola. You have your very own holiday gift bag.