Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tasty Treat {Chocolate Pretzel Buttons}

We tried a new sweet recipe last week. My intentions were to pass them out at school for Valentine's Day treats, but I kept running into guests and couldn't let them leave without a plate full. Between sharing and Hubs and I sneaking treats, they were gone in a flash. They will definitely be a staple treat to add to my favorite sweets to make.

Recipe rundown:
Taste: Sweet & Salty
Texture: Crunchy & Creamy
Ease: Easy!
Appearance: Fun & Colorful
Expense: $10
Pros: Very easy to make, customizable for holidays with the colors of M&M's, and delicious.
Cons: If you bake them too long the chocolate oozes off the pretzel. Don't overcook!
Would I make this again? Yes, they are a fun party snack & and easy gift.

Square pretzels
Hershey's Hugs
M&Ms (We used peanut butter. Try whichever kind you like best!)

Preheat oven to 200°.  (If your oven runs hot you may want to turn the temp down to 170°.)
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. 
Place the pretzels on and top them with the hugs.

Be on the lookout for little chocolate thieves :)

Bake for 3-5 minutes until the chocolate is shiny and soft.
Do not overcook or the chocolate will run off the pretzels.
Lightly press an M&M in the center of each hug and press it down to spread the chocolate.

Allow to cool completely (a few minutes in the fridge works perfectly)

Try to eat just one. I dare you!


Ashley said...

I just made these for our easter dinner tonight using hugs and some easter pastel M&M's they are so cute and soooooo good! I think they'll be a big hit! Thanks for the tutorial! <3

Ashley said...

Just mentioned you and linked your tutorial and blog at mine! They were a HUGE hit!!!! You should have seen how fast they went!!! <3 :D