Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Simple treats that kids can make nearly all by themselves, and they make great gifts!

Chocolate-kissed pretzels

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)


Dani said...

Did you know there are hershey kisses made specifically for baking and you dont have to unwrap them? I don't buy them because the wrapped ones are cheaper.

Wendy said...

This looks like a really nice and easy recipe for kids to help! Since you mention pretzels and chocolate, I want to tell you about a gift I got from a student the other day. They were these really nice chocolate covered pretzels (they were sort of large pretzels - like palm sized) with all these great toppings and more choco drizzled on top: milk choco with banana chips, green choco with craisins, choco with mini-marsh and graham cracker pieces, red choco with m&ms, white choco with oreo pieces, I can't remember any more but there were a couple more. Along with a starbucks card, it was totally over the top!