November 14, 2010

Pretzels stuffed with chocolate and M&M's - Addicting!

This is a fun and easy recipe that is great to make with young children. While you place round pretzels on a foil or parchment lined paper, children unwrap the Hershey's kisses. I make these for various holidays changing the color of M&M's used. I also used Reese's Pieces this time as well. Play with the recipe to use Hershey's chocolate kisses or caramel, regular m&m's or peanut, and even other candies.

M&M Pretzels

O shaped pretzels with equal number of
Hershey's kisses
m&m candies

Cover a baking sheet with foil or parchment. Lay O shaped pretzels down. Preheat the oven to about 300 degrees (doesn't have to be precise). Unwrap chocolates and place one kiss in the center of each pretzel. Place in a warm oven and heat for about 4-8 minutes (depending on how warm the oven is). All you are doing is heating the chocolate. The kisses hold their shape but will be shiny. Remove and press one m&m candy down into the center of the chocolate. If it's still too hard to squish, return to the oven for a couple more minutes and then press the candy down gently when they are ready.

Let cool.

Eat. Warning - they go fast!!

I served these last weekend when we had extended family visit and they were gone within 20 minutes!

*edited to add* The "O" shaped pretzels are usually available in most grocery stores and Super Walmart, etc. around the holidays. I start to see them in August and they are around until January or February. Some stores carry them year round but only a few. However, during the holidays they are easier to find. I've also used 'regular' pretzels and mini pretzels in the past when I made these for Fourth of July and couldn't find the circles. Improvise! Play with your food! *grin*Print Friendly and PDF