Wednesday, December 21, 2011

M&M Pretzel Treats

I made a couple of batches of M&M Pretzel treats yesterday.

Pretzels, Rolos, Kisses, and M&Ms
I made a batch with Snyder's of Hanover pretzels, Hershey's Kisses, and M&Ms and a batch with the pretzels, Rolos, and M&Ms.  We had made them with Hugs or Kisses before, but I had never heard of using Rolos, until I saw that Miss Charming from Charming Zebra had made them that way.  Needless to say, I liked the idea, because, well {{{Rolos}}}.

Making a mess.
The process is simple, but oh, it was tedious.  We have made these for several years, but I don't think I had ever actually been the one to make them before; apparently my daughter has always been the one to do it.  Unwrapping - every - little - candy is just a pain.

 Other than that, there really is not much to doing them though.  I just spread the little pretzels out on baking sheets, then I put a Kiss or a Rolo on top of each one.  I placed them in a 200 degree oven for 5 minutes, just long enough to get the candy soft.

Then you take them out and place an M&M on top of each one, pressing down slightly.  It is a little tricky to get the M&Ms on neatly, but I got the hang of it fairly quickly.

Let them cool a few minutes, then pop the tray in the fridge for about 10 minutes to help them set.


Let them re-harden thoroughly before trying to handle them.

After they are completely firm, you can move them to a storage container.


I would have liked to have made the Hershey's ones out of Hugs, rather than Kisses; it would have been much easier to tell them apart from the Rolos.  The store was out of Hugs though, so Kisses it was. 

I also thought, too late, that I could have color coded them, using red M&Ms on one type and green M&Ms on the other, but I had already already mixed the colors by the time I thought of that.

You could tell which was which if you looked carefully, but at a casual glance, they were pretty similar. 

As it turned out, I decided that the Kisses came out prettier than the Rolos, but, personally, I liked the taste of the Rolos better.  The final decision was that the Kisses would be put up to be gifts, but the Rolos were fair game to snack on.  A good deal all the way around, I think.

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  1. Scanning through my blog reader, I saw the title and photo and thought "Hey, I make those!" and then realized that you probably stole them from me :-)

    They are TEE-DEE-USS but worth it.

    At least you didn't have a three year old "helping" you.

    I highly recommend, when you can find them, using the Candy Cane Kisses (which are technically Hugs, with red stripes and bits of candy cane in them) - pepperminty and pretty :-)

  2. I will be making some of these tomorrow. Instead of an M&M I use a pecan. Tastes just like a Turtle candy.♥

  3. :) The Rolo ones have all disappeared already, but I plan to make more.