We have a friend that we wanted to make a special Thank You treat for. She went above and beyond as a Sunday School/Primary teacher so I decided to make her some chocolate covered pretzels. She also happens to be the secretary at our Elementary School so we had fun delivering these to her desk after school.
Chocolate pretzels are about the easiest treat to make! I always have a bag of pretzels and (this is a bit embarrassing) at least 5 or 6 bags of melting chocolate in my cupboard. I use melting chocolate a lot! It’s so great to use on pretzels, strawberries, toffee, etc. And more often than not, I will melt 1/2 cup of it and quickly dip a bunch of pretzels for a late night “snack” or binge. Whatever you want to call it.
I like the Ghirardelli chocolates that they sell at Sam’s in the resealable bags during the holidays. Wilton makes melting chocolates too. I like these better than melting chocolate chips because these microwave perfectly, are smooth, and harden up quickly.
It really is as easy as melting, dipping, and letting them set up. A baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper works great. Just stick them in the refrigerator for 5 minutes and they are done.
While my pretzels set up, I made a bakery box to put them in. I LOVE this die from We R Memory Keepers. There is an initial investment to purchase it, but I can make a ton of boxes using plain card stock and it is much cheaper in the long run than buying treat boxes. I really love these box template dies, they are such a time saver and easy to use! I have also added a link for some box templates that you can print out at the end of the post. This is much more time consuming than using a die, but it is another option.
To make the Bakery Box with the die cutter, you simply cut a 12×12 piece of card stock in half, stack both pieces of paper together and run it through your die cutting machine (I have the Evolution).
Fold on the pre-scored lines and run adhesive along the edges!
The bottom fold up nicely so that it doesn’t pop open.
I love these pre-made tags and have them for all occasions.
I filled up a cellophane bag with pretzels and closed them up in the bakery box.
And of course I made a tray of pretzels for the kids and I to eat after school too.
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You can also make gift boxes without a die. It takes a bit more time and effort, but it is doable! Here are 15 small gift box printable templates from linesacross.com.