Chocolate Covered Pretzels & Packaging from Target Dollar Spot

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love to make chocolate covered pretzels! They are super easy and I love the sweet and salty combo. The fun thing about making these is you can dress them up to match any holiday just by using different colored sprinkles. I made some for a Valentine theme and I used sprinkles and packaging I bought at the Target Dollar Spot to make them perfect for gift giving.

Pretzel ingredients

Here are the things you need:

  • Snyder Pretzel Rods
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles (I got mine at Target One Spot)

pretzels cut in half

You can dip the big long pretzel rod in chocolate, but I like to cut them in half, it makes it much easier for gift gifting and you also get more that way. I use a serrated knife to saw a little notch in the middle of the pretzel and then break them in half. This makes for a nice clean break.

pretzels double broiler

I recommend using a double broiler to melt your chocolate chips (on medium/low heat). Make sure you stir when they start to melt to make sure there is no scorching. I don’t have a double broiler, so I create my own by sticking a smaller pot on top of a slightly larger one. Works like a charm!

pretzels coat in chocolate

Once you chocolate chips are melted, you can begin covering the pretzels. I find it works well if a take a spatula with some chocolate and roll the pretzel until it is covered on all sides.

pretzels wax paper

Place chocolate covered pretzels on wax paper and cover with sprinkles. Let them cool and harden, should take a couple hours to be complete. You can speed up the process by sticking them in the freezer.

I like to lay my wax paper on cooling racks, it makes it easier to move them around and into the freezer if necessary.

Target dollar spot items

If you want to pass these out as gift, I recommend checking the Target Dollar Spot for packaging, they usually have some kind of cute packaging for any holiday that comes along. Here are the items I picked up for Valentine’s Day.

  • Cello Bags
  • Twine
  • Heart Tags

pretzel target dollar spot bags

Here are the pretzels all packaged up and ready to give as gifts!

Target Dollar Spot: Black Triangle Items 70% off

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Today the black triangle items in the Dollar Spot at Target went 70% off. I’d love to hear about what items you are finding in this section. I know there are some Christmas themed items, but let us know if you find anything else worth mentioning.

You can share your photos on the All Things Target Facebook page or email them to allthingstarget@gmail.com. I would love to share them!

Target New Dollar Spot Items for November (Christmas)

dollar christmas top

There are a whole bunch of new items in the Target Dollar Spot, many of which are for Christmas. If your store doesn’t have these stocked yet they should very soon. I know they cleared out a lot of this section when the Halloween and fall items were removed.

Here is a peek at some of the items you may find. Tons of cute stuff!

dollar Christmas wrap

There are plenty of Christmas wrapping supplies like gift wrap, bags and boxes.

dollar kitchen baking

Some cute kitchen items like cookie cutters, tea towels, salt and pepper shakers are sprinkles.

dollar labels and more

I love all of these items Kraft items. Super cute labels (plain and Christmas), notecards, gift baskets, buttons and more.

dollar christmas

More Christmas items like cute little signs and paper garland. There are also some boxes for treats and cupcake toppers. I am loving the fun colors in all of these items.

dollar pails

They of course have the usual Christmas themed metal buckets and felt baskets. These are great for putting together little gift baskets for neighbors or coworkers.

dollar take out box

Even more Christmas packaging like take out boxes and paper shreds.

dollar glassware

There was a whole section of glassware of every kind, cups, plates, and bowls.

dollar bath products

Some fun bath and shower items that would make for great stocking stuffers.

dollar elmo

Some fun Elmo items like coloring crayons, coloring books and socks.

dollar stacking cups

Toys for little ones like stacking cups and rubber ducks.

dollar Disney planners calendar

I’m kind of digging the new Disney calendars and planners.

dollar gold coins

Some Christmas treats like gold coins and swirl lollipops.

dollar one direction

Lots of stocking stuffers for the One Direction fans. There were also just as many Hello Kitty items too.

dollar countdown

This section also has a few $3 items, one of which is this cute felt countdown calendar.

There are even more new items than I pictured here, but this should give you a good idea of the new items you may find. Do you see anything you love?

Target Black Dot Dollar Spot Items 50% off

The black dot Dollar Spot items will be 50% off today (11/1).   The last time the dollar spot items were marked down they did not go to 70% off, so there is a good chance that 50% off will be the lowest these will go. If you don’t see 50% off signs at your store you may want to scan an item or two just to check.  There is more than just fall and Halloween items in the section, here is a peek at some of the items you may find.

halloween dollar

My store had lots of lots of Halloween items, like bags, decor and more. There are also quite a few glow sticks.

dollar wrapping paper

There is wrapping paper, these small rolls will be only $.50.

note cards

There are also some notecard packs.

paper products

There were some paper products that would be great for Thanksgiving too.

metal pails

I also saw tons of the metal pails. I love these things, they are great for putting together little gifts or treats.

pencils

I found pencils that weren’t Halloween themed at all. These would be great for stocking stuffers.

headbands

These headbands and hair accessories would make great stocking stuffers too.

tape rolls

I love these colorful rolls of tape, that will be only $.50

star wars puzzle

Star Wars puzzles will be only $.50 too.

dino puzzle

These wooden dinosaur puzzles also have a black dot.

cups

These cups are some of the $3.00 items, so they would be only $1.50.

bags

These bags are also one of the $3.00 items, they come in packs of two.

Target Black Dot Dollar Spot Items 30% off (10/30 & 10/31)

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I just got a heads up from Kelly that the Target Dollar Spot items with a black dot will be 30% off today and tomorrow (10/30 & 10/31. Many of the items will be Halloween and fall themed. These items will go to 50% off on November 1st. Please keep in mind that last time the Dollar Spot items went on clearance they never made it to 70% off, so there is a good chance that 50% off may be the best discount we see.

Tabitha reminded me that there is a 10%.off deal with Cartwheel by Target so yo can save a little extra too.   Cartwheel offer expires 10/31.

Toxic Treats: Halloween Treat Holder from Target Dollar Spot

Toxic Treats - Made with containers from the Target Dollar Spot

Have you checked out the Target Dollar Spot recently, there are so many cute things for fall and Halloween. I will be making a few fall gifts and treats out of these items to share with you over the next couple of months.

Target Dollar Spot treat holders

I made some fun treat holders out of the Test Tube Shot Glasses that I found in the Target Dollar spot.   These come in a 3-pack for $1.00.   These didn’t require much effort at all.   I simply filled the test tubes with fall colored M&Ms, added a cork to the top (I picked these up at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts.)   I made a tag using my Silhouette machine, if you don’t have a Silhouette you can easily make tags with your computer or a rubber stamp.   I finished it off by tying the tag on with black and white Baker’s Twine.

Super simple!    You can get a great deal on the M&M’s for this project using the following coupons:

M&M Chocolate Candies $2.66 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target printable coupon
Save 10% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.22)
$1.50/2 coupon from 8/18 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.30 each

You can also save 10% off (4) items from the Target Dollar Spot with Cartwheel by Target.

New Halloween & Fall Items in Target Dollar Spot

The Dollar Spot at Target is filled with new items for Halloween and fall. Here is a peek at the new items you may find at your store.

dollar spot 1

  • Large costume glasses
  • Glow wand, sticks and more
  • Reflective stickers and braclets
  • Halloween Bingo

dollar spot 2

  • Chocolate coins
  • Halloween candy bowls
  • Disney Halloween board book
  • Halloween tins

dollar spot 3

  • Decorative scarecrows
  • Wooden fall signs
  • Glow in the dark lanyard and bracelet kit ($3)
  • Fall themed tin buckets

dollar spot 4

Glitter pumpkins
Glow in the dark fangs (8 ct)
Mini decorative gourds
Fall felt bags