Sunday, November 20, 2011

Early Start on Christmas Candy

I'm getting a head start on making my favorite Christmas Candy....  I'm starting early this year because at the beginning of December, we have a trip for DH to have his checkup.  I wanted to give all his nurses/doctors a little something from us for the Holidays.  Keep your fingers crossed that this will be his last PET scan.  Amazing that it has been 2 years since we heard the word cancer.  We are hoping after these appointments and scan that they'll say... see you in a year!

So I love making these easy chocolate covered pretzels.  They are addicting.  I found them last year on a blog and I can't remember where.  I ate so many of these last year that I was just waiting for the candy cane kisses to come out.  CVS has been having a sale on them so I stocked up.

  • Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
  • M & M's (Preferably red/green)
  • Pretzel squares

Preheat oven to 170 degrees

Layout pretzels on a wax paper sheet on a cookie sheet.  I make one pan at a time.  Next I spend all the time unwrapping the kisses.  This is my least favorite step.

Next, lay one candy cane kiss on each pretzel

Heat in a 170 degree oven for about 7-8 minutes.  Just until the kisses start to get glossy and start to spread out a little bit.

When they are soft like this, quickly press one M & M into the center of each melted kiss.

Next, I pop mine in the freezer for about 10 minutes and then let them sit back out on the counter to come back to room temperature.  I tend to put about 3 rows in a baggy and then into a decorative bag.  Last year I made these and they were a big hit.  The peppermint from the candy cane kisses are addicting.  At that to salty pretzels and chocolate yummy!!!   Only problem is, one row disappears rather quickly!
Thanks for stopping by!  

1 comment:

  1. OMGosh I am going to make these. They sound soooo good! Thanks for the recipe.