A favorite lenten tradition in our home is the chocolate Crown of Thorns. We usually make one or two for our St. Joseph Altar and then save one for placement on top of our Easter cake.
Here's what you will need:
a bag of pretzel sticks
chocolate to melt (your choice)
You can melt your chocolate on the stove top or in the microwave. We tend to use the microwave. Simply throw a handful of pretzel sticks into your melted chocolate, 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. Place the pretzel sticks at hard angles to get the thorny look. We usually make our about 6 to 7 inches in diameter.. Be sure to coat the pretzel sticks well with chocolate and you’ll end up with a solid and sturdy crown.
Use your chocolate crown of thorns to adorn an Easter cake. Or, fill it with candy eggs on Sunday, transforming your Lenten crown into a Easter bird’s nest. This project is fun for all ages, but I will warn you it is also very messy! Pin It