Thursday, December 22, 2011

Salty, Sweet, Fast and Easy

Is there a more perfect combination of words this time of year than salty, sweet, fast and easy?  Ok, any time of year.

I stumbled across this tag on Pinterest, and knew I'd have to make these.  Oh, and if you haven't yet discovered Pinterest, you need to get on over there and join in on the best time-sucking activity since facebook.  Or random blogs.  Anyway, Pinterest is where it's at these days.

So, fast and easy?  Yes.  Probably the most time consuming aspect of making these is unwrapping all the hershey kisses.  And maybe that won't take you as long, if you don't eat one for every one you put on top of a pretzel like I did.

You'll need pretzels, hershey kisses, and m&m's; that's it.

If you can find round pretzels, as used in the original recipe, I think that would work best.  But if you can't, not to worry.  I made mine with regular mini pretzels and they came out fine.  And I used both peanut and regular m&m's.

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees.  Lay the pretzels out on a cookie sheet; I used a silpat, to make clean-up a bit easier.  Top each pretzel with a kiss.

Heat in the oven for 3-4 minutes, or until the chocolate has become soft.  Don't overcook or you'll ruin the texture of the chocolate.

Remove from the oven and press an m&m onto the top of each kiss, smooshing the kiss down into the pretzel.  Let cool at room temperature until the chocolate is firm again.  You may need to eat a few while they're cooling, to test the firmness of the chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. Doing these today! <3 Pinterest!
    Merry Christmas!