Christmas baking has been low on my priority this year, but the other day I had the urge to whip up something simple. If you've spent any time on Pinterest, you've certainly seen various versions of these little treats. They just looked so easy that I had to give them a whirl.
First I gathered my 3 ingredients... waffle pretzels from Superstore, "Hugs", and M&Ms (the mint kind since I already them).
Silas had the tedious job of unwrapping all those hugs and placing them on the pretzels.
Ready to go into the oven...
(Bake at 350 degrees. 3 minutes wasn't long enough, 5 minutes was a little too melty. So next time I'll do 4 :)
Once the hugs have softened, remove from the oven and place an M&M on each one. I did this while they were still on the pan. Then I recommend letting them fully cool off before trying to take them off the pan. This took awhile (maybe because I let them get too melty in the oven). Next time I might put the whole pan in the freezer to speed up the chocolate hardening process.
Super simple and quite festive looking. I started imagining other variations - like a mini peanut butter cup with a Reese's Pieces candy on top... Mmmm.
I'm thinking a handful of these in a cellophane bag might be a great addition to this year's teacher gifts.