March 16, 2012

M&M Pretzels - Not just for Christmas! How about green M&M's for St. Patrick's Day?

So simple a child can make them, and so delicious they are the first chosen off goody trays at the holidays.  A pretzel bite you can improvise in so many ways!

Use round, square or regular shaped pretzels.  Use colored M&M's of whatever holiday or occasion arises.  Use Hershey's kisses or hugs as the binder.  Stripes, plain, it's up to you!

M&M Pretzels

Hershey's Hugs or Kisses

Set a number of small pretzels in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.  Unwrap the chocolate candies.  Top each pretzel with a Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.

Bake for 4 to 5 minutes at a low temperature (between 170-200 degrees) until the chocolates look glossy - and are squishy. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M into the center of each Kiss.

Allow the treats to cool at room temperature for about 2 hours or place them in the refrigerator to set more quickly.

Use Kisses or Hugs (I've used Caramel but it can get sticky if the caramel leaks out)

Ready for the oven!
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