Cinnamon Toast White Chocolate Pretzels – Quick Holiday Gift Idea

I’ve heard from quite a few of you who have made up batches of White Chocolate Popcorn and Best Hot Fudge Sauce to give as holiday gifts.  Thanks for letting me know!   Well, if you are looking for another quick and easy gift for teachers, neighbors or friends I’ve got one for you!   It will be no surprise, but this one also involves white chocolate!

When I visit my college kids or family in Utah I have a list of stores I always visit.  One of the stores is a cute little gift shop with all kinds of fun goodies.  They  make an amazing selection of different flavored popcorn and pretzels.  My favorite, and the one I always buy a bag or two of is their Cinnamon/White Chocolate pretzels.  I love them!

So of course, I had to see if I could figure out a way to make them at home.  I got on the computer and looked around a bit.  I came across this recipe over at cd kitchen and used it as a starting place.  I changed it a bit and they turned out perfect!  I think they taste exactly like the ones I buy!!  I love it when that happens!!

I made a batch on Sunday when we were snowed and iced in and church was cancelled.  We are now on our third day of snow and ice (very unusal for Portland) and school has been cancelled for three days!  As a result, I now need to make another batch to give away to friends as I have managed to munch my way through a good part of the batch I made on Sunday!!

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I just used some clear cellophane bags and cute ribbon to package them up as I was snowed in and that’s all I had.  Simple but cute!

CINNAMON PRETZELS

Now I just need to go make another batch so I have something to give away!!!

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Cinnamon Toast White Chocolate Pretzels – Quick Holiday Gift Idea

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (18 oz.) small pretzels
  • 2/3 C oil
  • 1/3 C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Extra cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
  • White chocolate for drizzling

Instructions

  • In microwave safe bowl pour in pretzels
  • Mix together oil, sugar and cinnamon in small bowl
  • Pour over pretzels and mix well, making sure to coat pretzels
  • Place in microwave for 2 minutes on high
  • Check after first minute as they might burn
  • Stir the mixture and continue cooking
  • Microwave for 1 minute more
  • When out of the microwave, stir again to make sure they are all coated
  • Spread the pretzels onto two cookie sheets
  • You want a single layer of pretzels
  • While they are still hot sprinkle additional cinnamon sugar over the top
  • Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the top of pretzels
  • Once white chocolate hardens put into air tight containers

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks, I was really looking for something quick and easy to make for friends and neighbors. I think my kids can help with this one to give to their friends too. Thanks

  2. says

    These were a hit at my house! My son and I made two batches. Most was to share but we ate a good bit too. It was just what I needed for some last minute gifts. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us!

  3. Lisa says

    Leigh Anne –

    I love your site and visit it often – you have such great recipes and ideas! My daughters and I are snowed in today (we live in New Jersey) and have decided to make your Cinnamon Toast Pretzels. One quick question, though – what type of oil do you use? Just regular vegetable oil? Or do you suggest another type? Please let me know. We can’t wait to try your recipe!

    Thanks,
    Lisa

  4. Tiffany says

    Ooooo! What a great idea. I am always looking for new fun things to make for gifts. I feel like I can give a little more with the small amount of money I have to spend. It is so much more fun to give things that come from the heart. Thanks for the recipe. I will make them tonight!

  5. Kelly says

    Awesome! Easy for this non-cooking mommy to make and they are delicious! I do need a bigger microwave-safe bowl, however.

  6. says

    Thanks Leigh Anne! I used this pretzel recipe AND another one from your blog (white chocolate popcorn) for my neighbor gifts this year. It was fun to take something different and it was easy enough that my kids had fun helping me make all the preparations. We packaged them in some cute little red buckets. Very fun! Thanks for the great ideas.

  7. Amy says

    I’ve been wanting to make these since you’ve posted them, I even have all the pretzels here waiting but I get distracted. My wonmderful SIL Mindy made them the other day and brought over 2 ziploc bags FULL.
    UM, I ate them both!!!!!!
    They were so good and addictive, I don’t think I can make them ever. No self control and my pants are tight enough.
    Thanks for another yummy recipe!

  8. christina says

    I found holiday shaped pretzels (Utz, for those of you who live in the NorthEast) to use — it looks great and makes it even more festive.

  9. Amy says

    My grandma made these for my sister who, in turn, made them for me. We all LOVE your recipe! Thanks for sharing! I’m going to make a batch right now for my class to enjoy at church tomorrow. :-)

  10. Minnie says

    Did you use chips like like nestles vanilla chips, or wilton candy melts, would like to try them but I need to be sure I get the right ones.

  11. jeana says

    quick question – i tried these but my chocolate didn’t stick….did i wait too long to drizzle? did i maybe not use enough chocolate? I only used 2 blocks of almond bark….i love these flavors, help!
    i chilled them after i drizzled, is that not right?

  12. says

    So sorry you are having a problem. So did the chocolate not stick or not set up? I have never had a problem with Almond Bark sticking or setting up so I’m a bit at a loss here??? The only thing I can think of is it something with the Almond Bark because I can’t think of any other reason why it wouldn’t set??? Almond Bark is meant to coat things so it should stick. Is there such as thing as defective Almond Bark :)? You can chill them after you drizzle them or just let it set up at room temperature.

  13. jeana says

    it set up but didn’t stick – i think maybe i didn’t use enough….i’m going to go home and melt some more and try to just re-coat everythign again b/c i loved the flavors. thanks! am going to try your fudge this weekend.

  14. Gayle215 says

    I made these over the holidays and they were a BIG hit. Everyone loves them! I’m making another big batch this weekend! 10 stars out of 5

  15. Candice says

    Yum! Just made these this morning and I can’t stop eating them! You are amazing! I have LOVED every recipe I’ve tried! Thank you!

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Original Recipe from YHM Ingredients: 1 bag of pretzels (16-18 oz) I used the thatch ones because they would catch more chocolate 2/3 cup oil 1/3 cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup cinnamon sugar for sprinkling 1 cup white chocolate chips  Directions: 1.     Whisk together oil, sugar, and cinnamon. 2.    Pour pretzels into a microwave safe bowl and pour oil mixture in.  Stir until coated. 3.    Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir.  Microwave 45 seconds more. 4.    Spread pretzels evenly onto two cookie sheets covered in parchment paper. 5.    While still warm, sprinkle cinnamon sugar generously. 6.   Melt white chocolate (on low heat, be careful not to burn) and drizzle over cooled pretzels. 7.    Store in an airtight container. Enjoy! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. [...]

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