December 14, 2015

No More FOMO Holiday Pretzels

No More FOMO this Holiday: An Easy Holiday Activity for Real Life, Chocolate-Dipped Holiday Pretzels

Ever feel like everyone is getting into the holiday spirit more than you? There’s a term for this, it’s called FOMO or fear of missing out. We judge ourselves against the perfection of Pinterest, the prolific posters on our Instagram feed and end up doing nothing at all.

With long hours at work, a longer list of To Do’s, kids with busier itineraries than most heads of state, and downtime at a minimum, extra holiday activities can seem totally overwhelming and basically UNFUN!

I suggest we save each other from the marshmallow pits of holiday-spirit dejection with an easy, yummy, I repeat, EASY holiday activity that the whole family can enjoy.

So, the next time you’re in ShopRite just pick up three additional items for…


No More FOMO - An Easy Holiday Activity Finished Product


  – Rold Gold Pretzel Rods – the big kind

  – Nestle Toll House Milk Chocolate Morsels – or white, dark, unsweetened, whatever you enjoy

  – Betty Crocker Decorating Decors, Red Sugar – or basically anything similar in your cabinet leftover from a cupcake fever








First, determine how many of these ridiculously sweet and savory treats you wish to create. Would you like to package them up and give them as gifts? That’s pretty smart thinkin’! If so, make a little more.

  1. Place your chocolate in a microwavable bowl. Heat for about 45 seconds and then stir. When your chocolate looks gooey you’re good to go. Pro Tip: Don’t overcook the chocolate it will harden too quickly and smell like a kitchen fire inside Santa’s workshop.
  2. Dip and twirl (like you do on the dance floor) your pretzel wand into the melted chocolate. Have a butter knife handy so you can finesse the chocolate about halfway up the pretzel rod.
  3. Sprinkle your cheery bits onto the pretzel while the chocolate is still warm.
  4. Let each pretzel dry upright in a few mugs so your holiday artistry remains intact.
  5. Devour three to four of them while making dinner.
  6. Text friends and family photos of your creations, wait for the huge response.
  7. Document this occasion on social media, admire your clever wordplay, and sleep peacefully.