When I first saw these at a friend's party, like 4 years ago, I was intrigued. Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite sweet/salty snacks but I only make them during the holidays because they are a bit tedious.
Then I ate one. It was kind of like that old Pringles commercial, once you pop you can't stop. They were just the right combination of sweet/salty/crunchy that one looks for in a snack. I managed to make my way past the table for just one more, about every 3 minutes.
Fast forward to now, I finally got around to making them. And I realized what a cute little holiday food gift they would make. Pile a bunch in a jar, stick a ribbon and a tag, and bam, food gift conducive to mass production. Also super easy.
Chocolate Pretzel BitesThe amount it makes depends on you. You need 1 pretzel, to 1 Candy Melt, to 1 M&M.
- Pretzel "Snaps" (the square lattice pretzels)
- Candy Melts (I've also seen it done with Hershey's Kisses, but they will take longer to melt. I used white chocolate peppermint candy melts for more holiday flare)
- Holiday M&Ms
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. I first tried doing this on broil and burt them to a crisp. Don't be like me.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Line up pretzels on parchment. Depending on the size of your baking sheet, you could get 30-40 pretzels on a sheet. Place one candy melt on top of each pretzel.
Bake for like 1 minute. Watch these babies like a hawk. Seriously.
|Don't be like me, burnt chocolate stinks-literally!|
When the Candy Melts are shiny all over pull them out of the oven. Press one M&M into a soft Candy Melt. If the M&M doesn't sink in, return the pan to the oven for another 30 seconds to a minute.
Place 1 M&M on top of each Candy Melt. Allow to cool completely. Slide off pan and into a jar. Enjoy!