Pretzel Buttons

As much as I love to let my kiddos (and myself) munch on healthy snacks we’re all guilty of satisfying our sweet tooth every now and then. Thankfully we’re not big on candy in our house – Easter candy sits around until Halloween and then that candy sits around until the following Easter. This is our in between snack. It’s a breeze to make and is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. I’ve seen this done using wafer candy melts but g*rated is what gave me the idea to use Hershey’s Hugs. I opted for the latter of the two because I’m quite keen on the mix of, both, milk and white chocolate.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 200°.  Some ovens runs hot. If yours is one of them, you may want to set the temperature down to 175°.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (we have some amazing Rachael Ray non-stick bakeware so we skipped this step).
  • Spread the pretzels apart evenly on the cookie sheet and top them with the Hershey Hugs. Try to get them centered or you may have a chocolate meltdown overflow alongside the pretzels.
  • Bake for 4-5 minutes until the chocolate is shiny and soft. Do NOT allow the chocolate to completely melt! They should still hold their shape.
  • Carefully place an M&M in the center of each Hershey Hug and press down slightly to spread the chocolate across each individual pretzel.
  • Allow to cool completely. We toss ours in the refrigerator or freezer (depending on which has space) for a few minutes. Once they’re cooled off you can toss them in a bowl and enjoy!

I especially love this snack because it’s so customizable. As you can see, we chose to use all of the basic colors to go along with our, very colorful, Dr. Seuss party. You could use pink and red just as g*rated did to make them Valentine themed, reds and greens for Christmas, use your favorite sports team’s colors for your tailgate party, use school colors for a graduation party… the possibilities are endless! You can even design your own M&Ms to use as well! No matter what you choose, I can promise you one thing… they will definitely be delicious!

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