These tasty treats are chocolate pretzels with a chocolate glaze topped with crushed peppermint candy. They make great holiday gifts since they look great, keep for a long time and ship well. And you can have a lot of fun with it, too, making whatever shapes strike your fancy!

Step 1: Assemble ingredients

Assemble pretzel dough ingredients:

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup hot water
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
lookie good !
Mmmmmmmmm NOM NOM! :D
These look so good!! I'm going to favorite this and try to make this next Christmas.<br />
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....yummy.<br />
hi there, love your instructable...especially when i saw one of the last pictures... is that the Almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster? (if so, you should post your picture on the website) <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.venganza.org/">touched by HIs noodly appendage</a><br/>
Looks delicious, you get a vote from me! I've always wanted to eat a flying spaghetti monster. By the way, I'm Matt's little brother Ian. I met you a couple of times when I was like, fifteen.
Hey Ian! Long time no see. I see your forehead glows now. Good for you! I like your painted cookies, too. Those look like fun!
Congratulations on the contest! My forehead glows with delight.
This makes me miss living with you.
Yes, but do you miss the baked goods or the wee-hours-of-the-morning Boggle games?
Can't it be both? But this gives me a brilliant idea which I am passing along to you. EDIBLE BOGGLE. Make it happen. Seriously.
Awesome! +1 vote for you. ;) These look very tasty.
Ohhh .. tasty .. extremely so.

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