Monday, December 6, 2010

holiday recipe - pretzelies are back!

I posted this recipe last year but was recently asked for it again, so I made an updated step-by-step post with directions so you can all enjoy.  I don't know what these are really called, but I call them pretzelies and everyone has come to love them and look forward to them every holiday season :)

Pretzelies Recipe
Ingredients
1 bag of Snyders pretzel snaps (or generic brand square grid pretzels)
1 bag (or more) of hershey kiss hugs, caramel filled kisses and/or peanut butter filled kisses
1 medium bag of holiday colored M&Ms
Sea Salt

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spread the pretzel snaps evenly across the cookie sheet(s) - I keep a bowl handy for the broken pretzels so they don't go to waste.

3. Unwrap hersey kisses/hugs and place one in the center of each pretzel.

4. Put in the oven for about 1 minute, up to 2 at the most.  You will see the candies getting shiny and you can do a test with an M&M to see if it presses in to the melted chocolate easily.  Note - watch this carefully, if they are in too long they will start to brown.  Also, the caramel kisses take longer and peanut butter kisses tend to take less time.

5. When ready, take tray out of oven and press one M&M on top of each kiss/hug.  I usually do this on top of the stove to keep the tray warm and keep the candies soft while I am placing the M&Ms on top.

6. Take a few pinches of sea salt and sprinkle over tray of pretzelies to increase the sweet/salty flavor (not mandatory but it tastes good!)

7. Put the tray in the fridge and let the pretzelies set - usually only takes 30 minutes or so.

Serve and enjoy!  These make great hostess gifts and are also a lot of fun to make with kids.  I make this with pat's nieces and nephews and they always look forward to it because everyone can have a "job" and they are very easy to do.

Note - you do not have to use each kind of hershey kisses, but those are the kind I recommend - I haven't had luck with the regular chocolate kisses because they tend to burn, but if you can pull it off, more power to  you!  Hugs provide the pretty striped look.

43 comments:

  1. I meant to send you an email and tell you that these were FANTASTIC! You are too sweet!! I got them right before I was leaving for Ohio last week, so I forgot :)

    I was wondering how you made them. YUM.

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  2. Making these tonite. They look amazing!

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  3. totally making these to give out at christmas...i loved these so much! thanks again for the thoughtful surprise! jacin rocks.

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  4. wow these sound SOOOOO good! nothin better than sweet mixed with salty!

    thanks for the recipe!

    xoxo follow me!

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  5. i am going to make these this week! yum. :)

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  6. Ooo these look and taste so good! And it's such an easy recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Oops, I mean to say "sound" so good! I haven't tasted them but I bet they're yummy!

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  8. These look AMAZING! My boyfriend peaked at the screen and was like, "Can we make some now??!!" Guess who's going to the store this afternoon? We're making them tonight! :)

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  9. My kids loved these last year!! Now they are on our holiday staple list!!!

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  10. OMG it looks so good:) Thanks,sweetie..I am going for a party next weekend and those would be perfect! Hugs and kisses

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  11. Naomi {Enchanred Dream Weddings & Affairs}December 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    OMG YOU ARE EVIL...Thank God you did not make these while I was visiting. I would have moved in!

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  12. omg!! Im so making these!! thanks for sharing the recipe

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  13. awww, nuts. I knew I should not have visited ... every time I come here I end up with another holiday project :) This one is super easy though and will definitely make an appearance at our girls gift exchange party!

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  14. woah...my mouth is watering now :)

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  15. Oh so awesome! Now I think I'll have to try making them myself :)

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  16. wow, where do you come up with stuff!? AMAZING ♥

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  17. You may have just solved some of my holiday baking problems! These look super easy and yummy. I've never heard of these before - thanks for posting them!

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  18. Those are adorable! And so easy! I will definitely try them this year!

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  19. Haha! Too funny that both of us posted about our chocolate pretzel goodies today!

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  20. Wow those look great and easy! I might actually be able to do these! I think this would be a fun thing to do with my stepdaughters! Thanks for sharing Jacin! Great for the holidays too!

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  21. omg! how simple and looks amazing! i will def. be doing this, this season! so excited to make them! thanks for this amazing, amazing recipe!!

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  22. Ohhhhhh my..... I want to try this... They look so good! Thank for sharing!!

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  23. Those look glorious!!!! I must try those!

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  24. I'm absolutely making these! So cute!

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  25. I love these! I use a rolo instead of the kisses as they have the caramel. and the flat top makes it even easier to put on the M&M! They are also yummy with a pecan on top or as a sandwich between two pretzel squares. They are certainly a holiday favorite with our family as well!

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  26. Oooh, I love these - I <3 salt sweet! These are definitely on my what-shall-I-bring-to-the-party recipe list. Whenever I make them, I'll think of you and "that" superbowl party!

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  27. My stomach is actually growling! lol I am so gonna make these on Christmas Eve! Thanks for the recipe.

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  28. I can't stand the simplicity of these, PERFECT mmmmmm

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  29. OMG, even a bad cook like me can do this!!!

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  30. I absolutely want to go home and make these right now. Seriously.

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  31. umm YUM, I will be making these soon! :)

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  32. I know these taste good....'cause of you! They are just so full of flavor and a really yummy treat!!

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  33. I make something very similar to this every year for New Year's and they are always the biggest hit of the party! I use regular chocolate hershey kisses (I put the oven at 200 to 250) and then press another pretzel on top of it once it melts, so I have a little chocolate pretzel sandwich! Yours are much more festive though!

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  34. obviously we know how I feel about these.

    I'm here to tell you I'm in LOVE with that last photo.

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  35. These look super yummy! I'm definitely bookmarking this page! Thanks! =]

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  36. OMG - what a fantastic simple and yummy treat! I will be making these!

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  37. So cute and easy! Can't wait to try to make these!

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  38. I am so in love with this idea. Thank you!!

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  39. Wow, this is probably the easiest Christmas DIY I've seen all season. I wish I saw this before I bought a giant tub of Pillsbury cookie dough. I'm totes saving this for next year, or maybe even New Years.

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