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Thursday, December 7, 2023

I wanted to show you what I found at Target


These are snowflake-shaped pretzels. I paid $3 for the 10-oz bag. Why would I be so excited about these?
Well, every Christmas I bake a bunch of treats to give to my son and daughter-in-law, so they can enjoy the holiday treat foods that the rest of us enjoy.

A popular (with them) sweet snack that I make is chocolate covered pretzels. My son loves these. I think it's the sweet combined with salt that is so appealing.

One year I coated the pretzels with white chocolate and crushed candy cane bits.

Another year I coated the pretzels in dark chocolate and drizzled white chocolate over the tops and sprinkled with candy cane bits.

And yet another year I coated the pretzels in white chocolate then sprinkled them with red and green cake/cookie decors.

I try to do something different with the pretzels each year, you know, just to mix things up. Anyways, this year I have snowflake-shaped pretzels to work with. I'm so excited about these. I hope they turn out really cute.

While I would never spend this much money on chocolate covered pretzels, here's what Hickory Farms sells their white chocolate covered snowflake pretzels for -- $21.99 for a 10-oz box.

They're cute, but not $22 cute. Mine will be just as cute, fresher tasting, and much less expensive to make. Plus, chocolate-covered pretzels are about the easiest holiday confection to make that I know of. Easy is a top priority for me this year.

Just wanted to share what I found. By the way, I didn't find them in-store, but added them to an order to be shipped. They were well-padded in the box with other items and seem to have about the same broken to whole ratio as regular pretzels bought in a store.


  1. The Hickory Farms pretzels are covered with a confectionary coating, not white chocolate which makes them very sweet. Not a fan. I used to work for HF during the Christmas season, that was one of my side hustles. It kept the debt to a minimum. But I agree, I make them at home and get more enjoyment out of them.

    1. Hi Amy,
      That Christmas season job at HF must have kept you very busy. I think working during the holiday season must be a great way to earn a little extra money without a longtime commitment. Interesting to hear about the confectioner's coating and not white chocolate. Another instance of making it yourself can mean a higher quality end product. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a fabulous find, Lili! What a sweet (literally and figuratively!) little blessing of the season! Sara

    1. Hi Sara,
      I know! I was excited to find these. They'll make the chocolate covered pretzels more festive, I think.

  3. They are super cute! Don't you love it when you stumble on those kinds of finds?

    1. Hi Kris,
      I'm looking forward to making these. I hope they turn out as cute once done as they look in my mind right now.

  4. Now I think I should make some chocolate pretzels with some star-shaped ones. We'll see if I actually get around to it. But they look delicious and pretty.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      Fortunately, if you do want to make a sweet treat for your family, chocolate covered pretzels are about one of the easiest "recipes" to do. I hope you do have time to make something like these.


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