Let’s wipe up some easy party goodness just in time for the holidays with this quick and easy recipe for chocolate pretzel buttons.
I call this holiday cooking for the non-cook. Spread some pretzels on a cookie sheet, top with a chocolate kiss. Soften the chocolate in a low oven for a few minutes and press in an M and M and allow. Skill level 1/10. If you can’t do this one, you need to stop reading food blogs.
While a number of blogs have done variations, I’m going with Chocolate Pretzel Treats at allrecipes.com as the inspiration piece. Oven temp recommendations vary some from 175 to 300 with the most common being 200. I’m going with that. Hershey Kisses are brown chocolate and Hugs are white with strips. A little more interesting.
5-ish. I really can’t live on them but really, really good.
Notes: There were 78 Hugs in the package. Be sure to use parchment paper or baking mats. You are NOT trying to melt the chocolate just soften it. Bake for a few minutes and as soon as they kisses are shiny, remove them and press in the M&M’s. If not soft enough, pop them back in for 30-60 seconds. When done, they can firm up at room temperature or faster in a freezer.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking sheet. Spread pretzels on the sheet spaced not to touch. Top with an unwrapped chocolate kiss or hug.
Baking until chocolate is shiny but not melted. Watch continuously and it should be about 4 minutes. Remove from oven and press M&M into the kiss. If not soft enough then place back in the oven for 30-60 seconds.
Allow to cool. Room temperature is alright, but a freezer is faster.
June 10, 2016