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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