Thursday 10 December 2015

Festive Pretzel Melts

festive pretzel melts

Here’s another quick recipe idea for you. As you may know I am really short on time at the moment, so quick and easy snacks are the name of the game!

A while back the lovely people at Renshaw, purveyors of icings, frostings, coatings and so on, sent me some of their coloured melts to try out. You have probably seen something similar to these on US sites, if you watch tutorials on how to make cake pops.

These are the buttons that you melt down to then coat whatever you are making. Renshaw’s range come in red, white, blue, pink, green, yellow and black. I was sent one of each to give a whirl and for this project, I chose the red, white and green. You can probably guess the theme!

Well, it is Christmas after all, and I wanted to coat some salty pretzels in the sweet melts, for that salty and sweet hit that is oh so nice! I popped to the supermarket to get some regular salty pretzel and ended up coming out with star shaped one – even more festive!

I popped the melts in the microwave for the time indicated on the tub and in no time, I had molten candy coating to dunk my pretzels in. Yes, it is a bit time consuming coating each one (and here’s me trying to save time) but the result was well worth it. I drizzled contrasting colours over each finished pretzel for a final touch and went to photograph them, before popping them in gift bags to hand out at work.

festive pretzel melts

The pretzels lend themselves to being laid out in a circle for a very effective edible wreath too, which would be lovely on a plate for a Christmas shindig.

I won’t insult you by giving you a proper recipe – basically melt the melts as instructed and dunk each one in the coating, shaking off any excess, placing on some greaseproof paper. They dry very quickly and you can re-melt the leftovers to drizzle on top of the rest and it’s as easy as that.

festive pretzel melts

The flavour is not out of this world, but they are not designed to be a culinary delight. They are more an edible craft, which folk and especially kids will love!

The melts retail at around £1.99 for a 200 gram tub.

I am entering these pretzel melts into this month's Treat Petite hosted by me and Kat, The Baking Explorer. The theme is Red and Green AKA Christmas!

I am also entering these into this month's Alphabakes hosted by Ros, The More Than Occasional Baker and this month Caroline at Caroline Makes. The letter is 'N' and you are probably wondering where N fits in with this recipe, but they are allowing any Christmas themed recipe as Noel - thanks ladies and Merry Christmas!

Disclosure Statement: I was sent the melts to try out. I was not expected to write a positive piece and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. How very festive - you know I haven't even had time to think about Christmas properly yet, so on the look out for timesavers! Still, your post has just *made* me pop on some camp Christmas albums, so hopefully that'll be me in the mood!

  2. Fun and colourful, great idea x

  3. These look so much fun Stuart! I love them. I've used the colour melts too and I'm a big fan of the handy pot they come in.

  4. How festive - I do love an edible decoration (Not that they last long!)

  5. This is a great idea - simple but really effective! Thanks for sharing with Alphabakes.


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