Saturday, December 19, 2015

Peppermint Pretzel Cabin Treats

Christmas has just crept on me this year, faster than any other year! As usual, I had so many ideas in my head, but not the time and energy to get them all done. 
This sweet and salty snack was a spur of the moment idea, based out the supplies I had in the pantry and the creative urge to make another treat. It helps that it's raining and is so cozy inside.
 These little Christmas cabins together really fast! 
I had the Wilton candy decorations in my cupboard, and heart sprinkles, but of course you can use any decorations of your choice. I also had peppermint candy melts on hand, and the pretzel sticks. It was meant to be!
Wilton peppermint candy melts
Pretzel sticks
Assorted sprinkles and candy decorations
1. Prepare a baking sheet with a sheet of wax paper
2. Arrange pretzel sticks on wax paper to look like a houses/cabins (I broke some of the sticks to the size I wanted). Each house was about 3-inches tall.
3. Melt the candy melts according to package directions. (I added about a tablespoon of shortening, to make the candy melts easier to work with.)
4. Spoon some of the candy melt into the house and roof sections of the cabin (I did one at a time).
5. Use a small, offset spatula to smooth it out, and a toothpick to get the candy into the corners.
6. Add the decorations, and allow to dry.

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  1. They are adorable! Thank you for sharing!

  2. GAHHHH!!! i vote we put Christmas off for another week or so just so you can make more treats! in the meantime i'll wait for you in one of these peppermint cabins with my gingerbread people..holy heck how i love these!
    :) × infinity

    1. Thank you, Lisa! Your comments always make me smile! :) I wish we did have another week!

  3. How very cute and fun! They simply make me happy, Sue.
    Have a peaceful and happy holiday season!

  4. These are so stinkin' adorable! Even for Valentine's Day would be super cute, too. Thanks so much for sharing ♥

  5. Perfect! I LOVE these! Quick and easy are what I need this Christmas season and your pretzel cabins are just sooo cute! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. :o)