Are you going to a holiday party over the next two weeks? A family or friend’s house to wish them good cheer? Why not whip up a batch of crunchy goodness to take to them as a hostess gift.
Food gifts are always welcome and enjoyed, plus ones that are wrapped with holiday flair spread the gift of giving which is what the holidays are all about. I like giving these pretzels because they are easy to make and can be made ahead of time. They also are easy to transport.
I found the vintage Christmas card image online and fell it love with it. I had to find a way to use it since it makes me smile. I love the vintage feel and the fashionable happy woman bearing lots of beautifully wrapped gifts and a wreath to bring holiday cheer to her destination.
I made it into gift tags and have a free printable for you to download.
On my trips to HomeGoods, I am always on the lookout for containers in which to place food gifts in. I found the red topped jar and the white ceramic berry basket last week. With the addition of a piece of ribbon and the vintage Christmas card tag, I have created a hostess gift that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
I used clear acetate wrap that I bought at the party store to wrap the pretzels in before placing them in the berry basket.
It is very easy to make the Garlic Pretzels – only 20 minutes start to finish. You need a bag of hard pretzels, a dry package of Ranch salad dressing, and herbs. Cleanup is easy, too – one bowl, a spatula, and a baking sheet. Your kitchen will smell delish when they are baking in the oven. Recipe is at end of post.
- It took 2 batches to fill the glass jar and basket.
To Make the Vintage Christmas gift tags:
To download and print tags:
Right click to save the image below on your computer to print out on card stock – or – download one of these free printable .pdf files of the vintage Christmas gift tags.
Long tags -I used on the glass jar
Short tags – I used on the berry basket
Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut the tags out. I cut mine out so that there was a white border around each gift tag.
These garlic pretzels are made using Ranch dressing, oil and lemon pepper. Perfect to make for entertaining or making a batch to gift as a hostess gift.
- 1 -16 oz. bag of large hard pretzels broken into pieces
- 1- pkg. dry ranch style salad dressing
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Place pretzels evenly on a baking sheet with low sides. Mix together all ingredients and pour over pretzels. Move pretzels on baking sheet to stir well to coat.
Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
Halfway through cooking time stir and then continue to bake.
Let cool and place into airtight container.
When making the pretzels be sure to make enough for you and your family to munch on, too. :-)