Someone mentioned this recipe on the CLBB and said how simple and fun it is, so I decided to make up a batch. I used small waffle-cut pretzels, plain and peanut butter Hershey Kisses, and peanut butter M&Ms. The peanut butter Hershey Kisses melted into a horrible mess, so don't use those. I really liked the combo of regular-kisses and peanut butter M&Ms. They look cute and they were the easiest thing of all time, so I would definitely make them again. I may make them for our research organization at work closer to Christmas, in fact!
Holiday Pretzel Treats
Originally from Family Fun Magazine
Pretzel Rings or Waffle-shaped pretzels
Hershey's Mint Chocolate Kisses and/or Hershey's Hugs and/or Rolos
Red and Green Holiday M&M's
Heat oven to 170 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set pretzels on the sheet in a single layer, and top each one with an unwrapped Kiss, a Hug, or a Rolo.
Bake in the oven 4-6 minutes until soft. (The Hugs get soft more quickly than the other candies.) Remove from oven and press an M&M into the center of each Kiss or Rolo. (If the chocolate is not soft enough, just return the pan to the oven for another minute or so.)
Let the pan cool for a few minutes, then set in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to harden.
These can also be made with regular Chocolate Kisses, but those seemed less flavorful after trying all of these variations. The white chocolate in the Hugs brings out the saltiness of the pretzels, and the mint flavor or caramel in the rolos were wonderful. These freeze wonderfully.
This would be a great family activity as even the youngest can help with unwrapping candies and setting them on the pretzels!