Chocolate Christmas Ornament

chocolate Christmas ornament

A cute chocolate Christmas ornament that's very easy to make is a pretzel candy wreath.

In fact, pretzel candy wreaths are easy enough to make with the kids, and they will enjoy hanging them on your Christmas tree as well as taking them down to nibble throughout the Christmas season.

Well, this isn't a completely "chocolate" candy recipe, but it DOES contain chocolate, so I say it counts!

Like so many of my fun recipes for kids, this clever little idea came from the Family Corner website that is no longer around.  I'm glad to retain this little bit of nostalgia on their behalf.

If you need a simple Christmas craft to do at a party or just with your children at home, these pretzel wreaths are a great choice.

The hardest part is melting the chocolate, but with a tiny bit of supervision, even that's a breeze.

I just know you're going to have fun!

Chocolate Christmas Ornament Pretzel Wreaths

Chocolate Christmas Ornament Pretzel Wreaths

Now that I've tempted you with the idea of making this simple chocolate Christmas ornament, I guess I better give you the step-by-step instructions.


  • 7 mini pretzels per wreath
  • white chocolate chips or candy melts
  • Small candies like M&M's, Red Hots, etc., for decoration
  • Dried Fruit Rolls/Leather
  • Sugar


  1. On waxed paper, foil, or a silicone mat, create wreath circles with 7 pretzels in each, sides touching.

  2. Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat until chocolate is melted and smooth.

  3. Spoon mounds of chocolate at each place two pretzels meet to 'glue' them together. You can even just place the melted chocolate in a sandwich bag and snip the corner off for more control.

  4. While the chocolate is still warm, decorate your wreath by placing M&M's or other mini candies into the melted chocolate. Allow chocolate to set at room temperature.

  5. Cut strips of "ribbon" from the dried fruite leather. Dip both sides in the sugar to give it a more festive appearance. Use the ribbon to make bows on your wreaths. (Warning: The fruit leather won't be strong enough to hold up the wreath on the tree. Use regular ribbon or clear fishing line for that purpose.)

See! I told you it would be simple and cute, didn't I? Why not show of your finished wreaths by using the form below to let me take a peek.  Better yet, share one of your other Christmas creations with me and my other site visitors.  It's only fair to share!


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Maybe you'd just like to tell us about an amazingly delicious treat you tasted and never forgot, or a clever gift idea or Christmas activity. I'm all ears. Do tell...

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