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Recipe: Pretzel chocolate treats

Posted December 19, 2013

Pretzel chocolate treats

I was excited to go to a neighbor's cookie exchange last weekend, but I was trying to figure out when I'd have time to bake a favorite batch of cookies. Then, I went to my daughter's preschool's Christmas program and found a treat that I could make in just about 15 minutes.

As my four-year-old gorged herself on cookies, I searched my phone for the recipe and found many of them. These very simple pretzel and chocolate bites require only a pretzel, a Hershey Kiss or Rolo and an M&M.

After some searching online and asking around, I made them with my eight-year-old's help. I know from looking at online recipes that there are some pretty wide recommendations for the temperature of the oven. So, if you've made these before and have a favorite way of making them, please share!

Pretzel Chocolate Treats

Pretzels (I used the square, waffle pretzels, but I know that round pretzels and Christmas tree-shaped pretzels work well too)
Hershey Kisses (any flavor) or Rolos

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss or Rolo on top of a pretzel. Bake at 275 degrees for one or two minutes. You want to watch for the chocolate to start getting shiny. When that happens, pull the sheet out of the oven and press an M&M on top of the soft chocolate. Put in the refrigerator to cool for at least 10 minutes. You're done!

I used chocolate and peppermint Hershey Kisses, though the caramel from a Rolo or caramel Hershey Kiss (as I tried at my daughter's show) is delicious when paired with the salty pretzel.

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  • wdwbmw Dec 23, 2013

    I made these this afternoon. Used the caramel filled Hershey kisses. The caramel oozed out all over the pan when I pressed the pecan into it. Will use the just chocolate ones next time and see if that helps.

  • thinkb4speak Dec 22, 2013

    We make ours with Rolos and a pecan. They are always a hit. Hint: you need that item that presses down into the candy. One year we did it without the nut and once the candy cooled, they fell off the pretzel. So make sure you use that M&M or nut to press that candy down so it stays on the pretzel. Great project for younger kids!

  • shall6 Dec 21, 2013

    I am definitely trying the Reese's cup!! Yum!


  • smurph92703 Dec 21, 2013

    Have made hundreds of these and oven temps vary depending on the type of chocolate you are using. This recipe also works fabulous with the small Reese's cup topped with a peanut M&M or toasted almond (watch carefully as they melt very quickly!)! Hint: before cooling, top with a few sprinkles of course ground salt. The extra salt really makes the chocolate (any variation) pop!