For variety, I used, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, caramel chips, and peppermint candy cane. I also put a few drops of peppermint extract to flavor the white chocolate.
About 1/2 cup of chocolate chips was placed in a ramekin and microwaved for 30 seconds. You do not need to be exact on measurements. After the first 30 seconds, I stirred and then repeated to microwave for 10 seconds, stirring after each heating, until a nice smooth consistency was achieved. The chocolate should flow off the utensil in a nice contiuous ribbon.
Working quickly, drizzle the chocolate over the pretzel. You can also choose to dip the pretzel into the chocolate, in which case, you will need a larger container. Or you can use a spoon or spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over the pretzel, leaving a small section at one end uncovered for mess-free eating.
To add a little seasonal taste, I crushed a candy cane for sprinkling over the pretzels.
The white chocolate was melted in the same way as the milk chocolate. A few drops of peppermint was added, to taste, to brighten up the flavor. As for the caramel, I had to add 1 Tbsp of butter to about 1/2 cup of caramel for a soft consistency. The caramel came with recipe ideas which called for adding of water when melting but I did not give that a try.
That's it! All there is now is to wrap them and tie with ribbons. Leave them in a pretty basket by the door and give them to neighbors, friends, or unexpected guests that show up at your door during the holidays.