What do you get if you take a big bag of pretzels, some melted chocolate, red and green candies (think M&Ms or jelly beans) and shoestring licorice?

You get a holiday treat that's easy to make and almost too pretty to eat. (Note, we said almost because there's no way this treat won't get gobbled up!)

The recipe is so easy that kids can make it, although you might want a grown-up to help melt the chocolate.

Holiday Pretzel Wreath

Package (about 6 ounces) of your favorite chocolate

(milk, dark or white)

Bag (9 or 10 ounces) of pretzels

Red and green candies (M&M's, jelly beans, sugar sprinkles)

Package of red shoestring licorice

Wax paper

1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

2. Melt chocolate in microwave or double boiler; stir.

3. Using tongs or a fork, dip the pretzels into the chocolate and layer in a circle, like a wreath, on the wax paper.

4. After the wreath is formed, put the red and green candies on top of the wreath.

5. When you have completed the wreath, let it cool until the chocolate has set. (The chocolate acts as a delicious glue to keep the pretzels together in the wreath shape.) Once the chocolate has set, place the shoestring licorice, tied in a bow, at the top of the wreath.

Festive Pretzel Rods

6 ounces white or milk chocolate

12 large pretzel rods

Toppings (green and red sprinkles, miniature M&Ms,

mini-mini marshmallows)

Wax paper

1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

2. Melt the chocolate in microwave or double boiler; stir.

3. Dip pretzels into the chocolate, covering at least half of the rod. Allow the extra chocolate to drip off.

4. Add toppings.

5. Drizzle additional chocolate onto the pretzel rod, if desired.

6. Place pretzels on the cookie sheet and let set until the chocolate is firm. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Recipes courtesy of Snyder's of Hanover

Pretty, delicious: You can turn pretzels and chocolate into edible decorations.