A good friend of mine recently had a baby…a gorgeous baby, actually. And, of course, when I went to visit this gorgeous little one, who happens to have a head full of blonde hair, I took a gift. It was one of those swaddler things…hard to find apparently…anyhoo, I’m off subject.
I also took her some pretzels. Candy coated pretzels are just about the easiest things to make, are inexpensive, and de-lish. Plus, they are completely customizable…we dip orange for Halloween, red for the holidays, purple for birthday, you get the idea. And, with any gift, presentation is the key! I knew a cute little container and some packaging would make those pretzels taste even better!
First…the pretzels. I buy those candy chips in the baking aisle at the craft store. You melt them in the microwave and dip your pretzels in them. I use the mini-twist pretzels. While they are still wet, I sprinkle decorator sugar (we call them sprinkles at our house) all over those puppies. Sweet, salty, sugary, crunchy…what more could you ask for?
I have been saving some containers that I knew would be good gift packaging. I have kept a bunch of strawberry containers. I have also started saving Lunchable containers…the new ones that are like a strawberry basket but without a top. They are perfect! I just bagged some pretzels and put this cute little band of paper all the way around. I punch a scalloped circle with my new 3 inch scallop punch (which I heart) and printed a little circle with this cute baby graphic on it! Really not that complicated. I believe they were thoroughly enjoyed!