Foodie Friday: Simple Christmas Treats
I really enjoy baking, and so anytime a holiday is approaching I automatically start thinking of something cute I can whip up. This year I decided to make everyone here at Gardner Glass a little baggy of treats for Christmas. These treats are extremely easy to make, they’re so cute and everyone here loved them!
1 bag of waffle pretzels
1 bag of red/green Christmas M&Ms
1 bag Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses
1 bag Hershey’s Hugs (White/Milk Chocolate)
First, you’ll line a pan ( I used a 9×13) with wax paper. Then, take your pretzels and lay them side by side on the pan. Next comes the fun part…..unwrapping all of those Hershey Kisses! It takes some time, but if you have a helper it goes a lot faster. I used 2 kinds of Kisses: the candy cane flavor and the white/milk chocolate kind. I wanted to use the Candy Cane Kisses for the flavor and for the red/white Christmas stripes, but I thought some people may not be too big on the candy cane flavor, so I also threw some chocolate kisses on there because everyone loves chocolate! Once all of your kisses are unwrapped, simply place one kiss on each pretzel. Try to get them in the middle of the pretzel so none of the kiss will run off onto the pan when they’re melting. Place the pan in the oven on about 200 degrees. You don’t want the temperature too high, because they’ll melt too fast and you’ll have a mess. Keep a close eye on the treats; mine only stayed in about 3-4 minutes. You don’t want the kisses to be completely melted, either. They just need to be softened enough to mash down.
Once you take the pan out of the oven, you simply mash one red or green M&M right down in the center of the melted kiss. Put them in the refrigerator to harden up, and you’re all done. These are so simple and they make great little snacks to take to Christmas gatherings, or just to munch on at home. Hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!