Pretzel Kisses

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts

by guest author Keri Garcia

pretzel kisses

pretzel kisses christmas dessert holiday treatThis Christmas I’m really going to do goodie plates. I have always planned to in the past, but this year, I’m really doing it. And I’ll need all the help I can get so I’m enlisting the aid of my 3-year old, who loves to help me in the kitchen. We’ll be making a treat that is perfect for little helping hands and requires only 3 simple ingredients:

  • mini pretzels
  • milk chocolate Hershey Kisses
  • M&Ms (mint or peanut butter)

Preheat your oven to 195°. While you lay out as many pretzels as you can fit on a baking sheet, your little helper can unwrap just as many Hershey Kisses. Place the Kisses on the center of the pretzel and warm in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

When you remove the pretzels, the Kisses should be warm and soft, but not dripping through the pretzel.

While they’re on the baking sheet, press one M&M onto the top of the Kiss. Your little one can help with this too, but watch out for the warm baking sheet. I have only tried these with mint M&Ms, but my husband suggested peanut butter M&Ms; he has impeccable taste.

Let the goodies cool until the Kisses are firm again. I usually leave them in the garage for 20 minutes or so. They package well in cellophane treat bags and are SO delicious.

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These delicious treats are perfect for your Christmas goodie plates – Merry Christmas!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shauna December 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Great post Keri!! Belize and I will definitely be trying these- she loves to “help” in the kitchen!

2 Amy December 23, 2009 at 1:54 pm

You have to try this with Rolos. Awesome!

3 Bethany December 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Oooh! We do these every year with Rolos as well…. delicious and easy. Makes my daughter feel like a real chef.

4 Kimberly R December 23, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Sounds wonderful – thanks for sharing.

5 Shana December 24, 2009 at 9:37 am

Those loose yummy and so easy to make. Thank for sharing!

6 Summer Braxton December 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I use rolos too and push a pecan half in top…. tastes like a turtle

7 Kina January 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

that’s a really cute idea! kitchenaid ftw! he’s one of my best friends.
now im even hungrier. x]

8 Michelle A. January 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Yum! I want to go make these right now…how easy & fun! I will make them with my 4 yr old niece, she will love it too!

9 Dawna Williamson January 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I love this idea! I will definitely be using it next year with my little girl.

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