With 7 teacher gifts to give, I decided to make them, and have fun at the same time. We put together these pretty wreaths in a couple of hours. Not only did we do enough for teachers, we also made enough for me to give one to each person in my office at work. What fun!
What you will need:
1 bag small pretzels
1 package white almond bark
1 pack Twizzler Pull 'n Peel
Decorating bobbles (stars, balls, M&Ms)
First draw circles about 4 1/2 inches in diameter on paper. I used a bowl, putting two per page. Next, layer cling wrap over the paper. It is easier to lay out your paper and do one big strip of cling wrap over several, versus one by one.
Next, chop the almond bark into small pieces and put into a big zip bag (or bowl). Melt a couple of handfuls at a time in a small bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute. (Watch carefully.) Once it begins to melt, stir with a fork. Drop the pretzels into the chocolate and drain them a bit with a fork before putting on the circles.
Put them in the circle, with the outer edges inside the circle. It takes 7-8 pretzels to make the circle. If you get it too big it will break easily. If you want a double layer, wait for the first one to dry, then add on another layer. A single layer can be decorated immediately. Lots of sugar and stars and such make it so very pretty. We made bows by pinching the Twizzler into a bow shape, then stuck them on with chocolate.
Once finished, we wrapped them up in more cling wrap. We made 15 wreaths out of one block of almond bark, and had leftovers of everything else.
Next week? Snowflakes!