Coated Candy Canes or Pretzels
1 cup vanilla milk chips
1 tsp solid shortening
candy canes or pretzels
edible glitter, decorating sugars, crushed peppermint candies

Melt together chocolate chips and shortening over very low heat or in microwave on low power, stirring frequently until smooth. Dip candy canes into melted chocolate mixture, then immediately sprinkle with glitter, crushed candy or decorating sugars. Place upside down in a clean cup and let sit until chocolate firms.