Simple treats that kids can make nearly all by themselves, and they make great gifts!
1 bag Hershey's kisses
1 bag M&M's
1 bag mini-pretzels
Step 1: Unwrap all the Kisses. Employ the children, telling them they are each allowed to eat just one, but only after every single Kiss is unwrapped. This should get you at least 30 minutes of quiet time. Even the two year old was very diligent about her work.
Step 2: Lay pretzels out on a cookie sheet.
Step 3: Put a kiss on top of each pretzel.
Step 4: Mom's job - put the cookie sheet in a 275 degree oven for about 5 minutes, till the chocolate is soft but still holding it's shape.
Step 5: Big kid's job - push an M&M into the center of each kiss, pressing down to fill the pretzel with chocolate.
Step 6: Refrigerate until chocolate is hardened, then remove to a plate or plastic bag.
Not extra fancy or anything, but even the Littlest One got to do a lot of it, and that makes it a new staple in our Christmas baking. :o)