Last-Minute Holiday Gift Idea! Chocolate Drop Pretzels

By Katie, 5:32 am

You’re finished your holiday shopping, right??? ;-)

Well, just in case you’re a procrastinator, I asked my cousin Kelsey to share with us her favorite holiday gift: Chocolate Drop Pretzels. Take it away, Kelsey!


So, what do you do when Christmas rolls around and you’re short on cash but have an abundance of love, joy, and holiday cheer? Well, I head to the kitchen (well, first I head to the grocery store, and then to the kitchen ;-) ). My signature holiday gift has come to be my Chocolate Drop Pretzels.

I like to put them in cute holiday tins (but you could also use holiday baggies, or cellophane, or any sort of packaging you like). I give them to just about everyone…and everyone LOVES them. There are lots of recipes for these pretzel treats on the Internet, but I have found that after making what seems like hundreds of batches over the last few years, my own twist on the recipe seems to work best. Here’s how I do it.

Set out your cookie sheets, and cover them with wax paper.

Once you’ve covered your cookie sheets, lay out as many mini pretzels as you can fit on your cookie sheet.

Then, place chocolate “wafers” on the pretzels. You can use chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate.

In the mean time, pre-heat the oven to 200°.

Once you have a wafer on each pretzel, place your pretzels in the oven for about 2 minutes and 45 seconds to 3 minutes.

Next, take  your pretzels out of the oven and place an M&M on top. 

These pretzels are very easy to make once you get in the swing of things, and they are a real hit! Here are some flavor variations that you might like to try:

  • Use dark chocolate wafers with the Cherry Cordial M&Ms
  • Use milk chocolate wafers with Peanut Butter M&Ms (you could also use peanut M&Ms but these are a little large, so they don’t work quite as nicely). These are also tasty with white chocolate wafers
  • Use milk and/or white chocolate wafers with Mint M&Ms


Mega yum! Thanks for sharing, Kelsey! :-)

Do you ever give homemade goodies as holiday gifts?


You ARE finished your holiday shopping, right? ;-)

10 Responses to “Last-Minute Holiday Gift Idea! Chocolate Drop Pretzels”

  1. I am doing a version of these: square pretzels with Hershey hugs and m&ms :-)

  2. McKella says:

    Oh my goodness, I love this idea! So cute and easy, way easier than trying to dip them! Thanks!

  3. Melodie says:

    These are so fun! I made them with my niece and youngest son, except we used the waffle pretzels. They did them almost all by themselves and were so proud!! Yummy too!

  4. Kelly says:

    What a cute gift idea!

  5. This is a great holiday gift idea. Thanks!

  6. Or, you could add bacon… ;) lol

    Merry Christmas Katie!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you Kelsey! Now I know what to make next year for food presents. (And I might just try out a batch of these for New Years.)

  8. Joy Tanksley says:

    Hey baby! Just had to tell you that I made these the other day with Hugs and the pink/red V-day M&Ms. SO cute and yummy! XOXO!

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