Thursday, September 01, 2005
Sweet and Salty Pretzel Candies
These little candies are so easy to make and very addictive. I make several variations. It is a GREAT project to do with the kids.
The basic ingredients:
Round or waffle pretzels
Rolos or Hershey's Kisses (Hugs look particularly festive)
M&M's (in Christmas colors) or nuts
Preheat oven to 250º.
Spread pretzels out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat (this is important - the candies will be much easier to remove). Top each pretzel with with a Rolo or Hershey's Kiss. Bake at 250º for about 4 minutes, maybe a little longer for the Rolos. Remove from oven and allow to cool very slightly. Place an M&M or a nut on top of each Rolo or Hershey's Kiss. Allow to cool. I like to speed up this process by placing them in the refrigerator after the baking sheet has cooled - otherwise the candies take quite a long time to harden completely.
In my experience, these don't last very long - the pretzels begin to get stale, so either eat them quickly or store in the freezer.
I talked about this recipe HERE.