This pretzel wreath is an easy and affordable holiday snack

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Looking for the ultimate festive treat this holiday season? This simple pretzel wreath is made with just 3 ingredients, and is more an edible craft than it is a recipe.

You’ll love the simple steps and the cute end result of this tasty snack, which combines pretzel rods with your favorite frosting and green sprinkles.

This Pretzel Wreath is a festive snack that’s so easy to make.

The combination of sweet and salty flavors is a guaranteed hit with kids and adults alike, and the wreath presentation is a fun twist on this classic snack.

Easy to customize and decorate to your heart’s content, this Christmas pretzel wreath is sure to light up any holiday party, Christmas dinner, or festive movie night!


The holidays are a perfect time to gather your family, friends, and loved ones around a tasty snack that everyone can share!

With lots of character and simple but delicious flavor, this Christmas pretzel wreath is sure to add lots of cheer to any gathering around the holidays!

Simple steps and a short ingredient list make this recipe ideal for a last-minute snack, and it’s great to prep ahead and break out when it’s time to serve.

With sweet frosting and holiday themed sprinkles, the only thing left to do is pop a bow on this wreath and dig in!


Gather your ingredients and supplies and get ready for a simple but pleasing holiday treat!

  • Pretzel Rods – You’ll want the large kind of pretzel rods to make this dessert.
  • Vanilla Frosting – Any kind of white frosting works fine. Store bought vanilla frosting or cream cheese frosting are good options, or you could even use a homemade buttercream frosting.
  • Green Sprinkles – Regular green sprinkles or green sugar both work well.


  • Red Bow – This adds an extra touch of festive flair and makes it more obvious that this treat is meant to look like a wreath.
  • Baking Sheet – Arrange your pretzel wreath on a cookie sheet or large baking tray of some kind to make it easier to transport.
  • Parchment Paper or Wax Paper – Line your baking sheet before assembling this snack to make cleanup easier.


  1. Break each pretzel stick in half. Coat the broken ends in frosting.

    Dip the pretzel rods as deep as you like–the more frosting, the more sprinkles!

  2. Dip or roll the frosting end in green sprinkles. Place each dipped pretzel in a circle pattern until you have a full wreath assembled.

    Arranging dipped pretzels in a wreath shape.

    Try to break the rods somewhat evenly, but a little bit of length variation will create a more natural looking wreath.

  3. Place a bow at the bottom for added decor. Serve and enjoy!


  • Make an edible bow using red licorice. Choose something easy to work with–Twizzlers pull apart well and can be twisted into a bow shape.
  • Add red chocolate candies or cinnamon candies to mimic holly berries you might find on classic wreaths.
  • You can also make this recipe using a chocolate pretzel method instead of frosting. Melt some white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, then dip the pretzels and decorate as instructed.
  • Substitute pretzel rods with smaller pretzels sticks to make mini wreaths instead. This is a fantastic option if you want to give out individual treats to kids (or adults!).
  • Use pretzel twists instead of rods for a fun shape. You can easily stick them together in a circle with a few dollops of frosting or melted chocolate, then decorate with sprinkles.
  • For even more festive color, use some food dye to color the frosting green before dipping the pretzels. Then you can add sprinkles for some fun texture.


  • Because this recipe is so easy to make, it’s a great edible craft to do with even young kids.
  • The pretzels won’t stick together very well, so be sure to assemble your pretzel Christmas wreath on whatever surface you plan to serve it.
  • Try to break the pretzel rods as evenly as possible to get a smooth circle. A little bit of variation can be good though, as it leads to a natural looking “wreath.”
  • If you use entire pretzel rods instead of breaking them in half, you’ll end up with a much larger wreath. You may need to double the amount of frosting you use to account for the difference.
  • Just sprinkling the green sprinkles over top might not be sufficient. I recommend rolling or pressing the dipped pretzels in a shallow dish of sprinkles to ensure the sprinkles are affixed properly to the frosting or chocolate layer.

Adding a bow to this pretzel wreath ties it all together with the perfect pop of festive color!


  • This pretzel wreath is great to make ahead of time. Place it in some kind of airtight container, or even something like a cake carrier.
  • Keep it at room temperature, or it can be kept in the fridge.
  • If it’s out on the counter, make sure it’s in a cool and dry place. If it’s too warm or if the pretzels get too much light, the frosting might melt right off!

Pretzel Wreaths are fun to make with kids and they’ll love to eat them!


How do you hold dipped pretzel rods?

If you’re struggling to manage the pretzels once they’re covered in frosting, use a styrofoam block to stand them up while you work. You could also work one at a time or enlist a helper.

If you use the styrofoam method, make sure you don’t have any little pieces of styrofoam sticking to the pretzel rods once you remove them.

What is the easiest way to dip pretzel rods?

Get a good grip on the unbroken side of the pretzel rod, then give it a good swirl in the frosting. If you like, you can transfer the frosting to a taller, thinner container like a glass.

Pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it and make it easier to dip. Just be sure not to make it too soupy, or it’ll get runny and won’t stick well to the pretzels.


Yield: 33 Christmas Pretzels

Pretzel Wreath

Festive and tasty, this edible Pretzel Christmas Wreath is a fun snack to make around the holidays and makes for a great treat at holiday parties!

Prep Time
15 minutes

Total Time
15 minutes


Pretzel rods


Green sprinkles


  1. Break each pretzel stick in half.
  2. Coat the broken ends in frosting.
  3. Sprinkle each stick with green sprinkles.
  4. Place the pretzel rods in a circle pattern.
  5. Place a bow at the bottom.


  • Use pretzel sticks for mini wreaths.
  • You could also use melted white chocolate instead of frosting.
  • Dye your frosting or melted chocolate green to emphasize the green decor.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 62Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

Yield: 33

Serving Size: 1

This article originally appeared on Cocktails&Appetizers and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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