1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c white chips, divided
1 T. plus ½ tsp. shortening, divided
About 24 tiny twist salted pretzels

Cover tray or cookie sheet with parchment paper
Place chocolate chips, 2/3 c. white chips and 1 T shortening in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir. Microwave high an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are melted when stirred.

Using fork, dip each pretzel into chocolate mixture; tap fork on the side of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place coated pretzels on prepared tray.

Place remaining 1/3 cup white chips and remaining ½ tsp. shortening in small microwavable bowl and microwave on high 15-30 seconds or until chips are melted when stirred. Using tines of fork, drizzle chip mixture across pretzels. Refrigerate until coating is set. Store in airtight container in cool dry place


Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh,
o’er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bobtail ring,
Making spirits bright;
What fun it is to ride and sing,
A sleighing song tonight!

CHORUS: Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells!
Jingle all the way!
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh!

Day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride,
And soon Miss Fannie Bright
Was seated by my side.

His horse was lean and lank,
Misfortune seem’d his lot,
He got into a drifted bank,
And we, we got upsot:


Now the ground is white,
Go it while you’re young;
Take the girls tonight,
And sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed nag,
Two forty for his speed,
Then hitch him to an open sleigh,
And crack! you’ll take the lead.