Chocolate Crown of Thorns

crown of thorns

A lenten tradition in our home is the chocolate covered pretzel Crown of Thorns. We usually make one for our St. Joseph Altar and then save it for placement on top of our Easter cake.

Simply melt some chocolate, throw in a handful of pretzel sticks, and mix. Remove the chocolate covered sticks one at a time before they start to harden and start building your crown on a piece of wax paper. You’ll end up with a solid and sturdy crown.

Fill it with Easter eggs on Sunday and you’ll transform your crown into a bird’s nest. This project is fun for all ages.

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  1. We just made some with my sisters’ children. Lots of mess, but lots of fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • I should have thought to warn about the possible mess. We’ve been doing these crowns for so long I guess I have just gotten used to it! Glad you all had fun.

  2. jenn hayes

    We can not wait to try this! We did the toothpick crown last year, but the kids will like this edible crown! 🙂

  3. I just made these with my kids…a 3yo and a 2yo! I am looking forward to starting this tradition with them during Holy week.

  4. I’m so glad you ladies are enjoying making these. My kids have been doing these for so long that the older ones just crank them out! Have a holy Holy Week and a Blessed Easter!

  5. jenn hayes

    Just tried this project…any suggestions on kind of chocolate and pretzels? The chocolate didn’t stay well on the pretzels. But the kids had a yummy time! 🙂

    • Hmm, I usually use chocolate bark as there is always some in my pantry. This year we mixed in some ghiardelli baking squares and still had the same good results with a better taste. Perhaps the choclate was too liquidy? Ours is usually thick and sloppy. At least everyone had fun!

  6. What size is this crown? Is it big enough to fit on someones head or small like cookies? I can’t tell from your picture. I am looking forward to trying these!

    • About 5″ to 6″ diameter. I’ve made bigger and smaller. This sizes seems to work best and looks nice atop and Easter cake!

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