Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Fun pretzel "candy"

I LOVED this recipe. It is so easy that small children can help as long as there is an adult or older child melting the white chocolate (which can get a little hot). My husband dislikes pretzels but he said this is a winner.

You will need one bag of pretzel "twists, one bag of M&Ms, and one or two packages of white dipping chocolate (two if you plan to make the entire bag of pretzels into candy).

You don't need this many M&M's, they also went into another recipe, some were poured into my glass candy dish, and others were placed into a jar to be given as a gift!

Just place the small pretzel "twists" on a tray of some kind covered with either parchment paper or wax paper.

Melt the white dipping chocolate according to directions. I only used half of it at a time to keep it from hardening too soon. Spoon the white chocolate into each pretzel (don't be stingy, you need enough for the M&M to sit in easily).

Then quickly place one M&M on top of each pretzel while the white chocolate is soft. Obviously the peanut M&M type won't work here.

Let sit until they harden which doesn't take too long but you can also put them in the frig to harden quickly.

This takes awhile if (like me) only one person was making it. But it would be great family fun for a group.

I made two "batches" that covered the cookie sheet with one bag of white dipping chocolate. I'll make the rest tomorrow. People will love receiving these as a gift.


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh that looks great! I think I'm adding your recipe blog to my sidebar...definitely for the holidays!

Angela said...

Going to try this..I am also going to be trying..Mini Turtles

mini rolos (chocolate bars, not sure if you have them in the States or not)
those pretzels

oven at 250, for 5 pretzel, one small mini rolo, and a pecan half, bake!!

Jessica said...

I think I'm going to make these Monday when I have my friends' kids over for their annual Christmas baking day. What a great idea.

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Clif said...

Like your husband, I'm not too fond of pretzels. But also like your husband, I think I would like these. They really look good.

kate said...

i love this idea, they are so pretty, and my boss made the cocoa jst like yours last year for all of us!!! thanks again
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betty r said...

What a great and fast idea for gifts at Christmas! I love the taste of salt and sweet together!

Nathalie Thompson said...

OMGosh! I'm glad I popped in! This is SO much easier than DIPPING pretzels! I'm going to try these today.

Mary said...

I have to tell you a way of doing it that is much easier. Instead of melting chocolate put a rolo in the middle and set in a warm oven till soft than take them out an put a half pecan and push down on rolo. Very good!