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Sweet & Salty Snowmen

 Sweet & Salty Snowmen
Kids have a blast creating different looks for their chocolate-dipped pretzel snowmen with candy scarves, buttons and top hats. If any are left over, they make cool table decorations posed in a glass with Styrofoam and coconut snow. —Carol Berndt, Avon, South Dakota
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 pretzel rods
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • Assorted candies: M&M's miniature baking bits, miniature chocolate chips, small gumdrops, jelly rings, Fruit by the Foot fruit rolls

Directions

  • Dip pretzel rods two-thirds of the way into melted white chocolate,
  • or drizzle chocolate over pretzels with a spoon. Attach baking bits
  • for buttons and noses and chocolate chips for eyes.
  • For hats, dip the bottom of a small gumdrop into chocolate and press
  • onto a jelly ring; attach to the top of each pretzel.
  • Carefully stand snowmen by placing them upright in a tall glass or
  • pressing the bottom of the pretzel rods into a 2-in.-thick piece of
  • Styrofoam. For scarves, cut fruit rolls into thin strips; tie around
  • snowmen. Yield: 8 snowmen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Chuckles jelly rings.