Here's a really easy recipe for making a Christmas treat that is yummy and pretty and takes no culinary skills. In my house, these are all good things! I call these "Pretzel Kisses". I don't know what the real name might be, but it really doesn't matter, because they taste yummy no matter what you call them!
It's really simple. Pre-heat your oven to 300 degrees. Put some waffle style pretzels on a baking sheet. Unwrap regular milk chocolate Hershey's Kisses, and put one on each pretzel. Bake for about 2 minutes, or until the kisses are just soft Take them out of the oven and press one M&M candy into the center of each kiss. Let cool 3-4 hours or until completely solid again. Don't touch them early, because then you get big fingerprints in them. Not that I would know or anything.
Don't over bake, or the kisses will turn hard and dusty and nasty, and will not allow you to press anything into them. Not that I would know or anything.
I found that the best way to know if they're melty enough is to stand at the oven door, watch to see when they turn glossy, and then test one to see if an M&M can be pressed into it. If not, then close the door and wait 30 seconds and try again. It really doesn't take long at all, and it IS possible to over-do them. Not that I would know or anything.
You could vary this recipe by using Hershey's Hugs instead. That makes them look really different with the white and brown stripes, and they have a slightly different taste. You could also use different colored M&Ms to give a different look - regular colors for a birthday party, Valentine colors for a Valentine treat, pastels for Easter, etc. Mix it up! Of course, if you want to make them for Christmas, then get the red and green Christmas colored M&Ms. Don't accidentally forget and get the regular colors. Not that I would know or anything.
Hope you enjoy! Merry Christmas!
Linking today to All Things Merry and Brite Week 6