This time of year I am always looking for little treats that I can give with holiday cards to my neighbors, teachers, friends at work, the list is endless. My standby is the caramel chocolate covered pretzel rods – as my sister-in-law once coined, “Rocky Rods.” You will see that post soon – but I didn’t have time this weekend to make those – so instead we went for the quick fix – the chocolate buttons. These are so great because they are so simple – and kids of all ages can help you. We had an assembly line going – my youngest daughter was peeling the papers off of the Hershey’s Kisses, my older daughter was arranging pretzels on the cookie sheet then placing the kisses in the center – and I was taking the buttons out of the oven and placing an M&M in the center. It was teamwork at its best – and everyone was occupied.
I got this recipe from my mother – and she probably saw it on the internet somewhere. Obviously the combinations are endless with the varieties of Hershey’s Kisses and M&Ms out there – this year I went with the Peanut Butter M&M’s, and I will probably stick with that for a while – the combination was perfect.
- Snyder’s Snaps – Pretzels
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Peanut Butter M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Place pretzels on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Place a Hershey’s Kiss on top of each pretzel. Bake in the over for 5-8 minutes – the kisses should be melted all the way through, but still in its original shape. You can test to see if they are ready by taking an M&M and placing it in the center and pushing down. If you can push down easily all the way, they are done. Otherwise, put them back in the oven until ready. Take them out and push an M&M inside the center of each kiss and press down. Let them cool on the cookie sheet until hard.
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