So I had been sick, really sick for past so many days. I do not even remember since when. I finished two rounds of antibiotics but got sick again two days later. Then someone in the family told me to get some anti-allergy, and I found relief in my kids Benadryl syrup. No I still did not get to sleep, but it definitely helped. By the way I was wondering, why are OTC anti-allergy medicines are so expensive?
On another note I missed a birthday and so many days of productivity.
And then last Tuesday I realized schools are closing for holidays and I haven’t got any thing for teachers for Christmas. I like to create gifts and presents myself. It gives those things a personal touch I feel.
But there was neither time, nor energy or brain to shop or plan. So I Googled and found this amazing thing- White chocolate peppermint pretzels.
Took only three ingredients, about 3 hours and some mason jars that I had bought some time back. And yes a lot of fight and struggle with my macho number 3 as he was constantly trying either to pull down the chocolate bowl or break the pretzels.
Just sharing the recipe-Its a great activity to do with children as well (Hint hint winter holidays)
- Store bought pretzel rods
- White chocolate block/s
- Crushed candy cane
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Place crushed candy canes in a bowl and set aside
- Break the chocolate bar in small pieces, place in a microwave safe bowl and heat it for 15 seconds
- Remove, stir well, place back in the microwave
- Repeat until the chocolate is all melted and no chunks are visible
- Pour it into a skinny and tall cup/jar
- Dip pretzel rods in the chocolate and place on parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with candy cane pieces and/or sprinkles and let set.
- You can simply melt chocolate by placing it in a double broiler. It just won't give it the crisp texture on solidifying and will still feel soggy and wet to touch
- I chose the shorter pretzel rods but you can opt for any size
- There are no measurements per say. However 1 cup of melted white chocolate yields about 30-35 pretzels.
- You can try it with milk chocolate as I find kids love it better than the white one
I had a couple while I was still making, it tasted that good:)
A little piece of twine, a handmade chalkboard greeting card and a piece of gold lace-Voila!