Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday Munchies - Easy Chocolate (Non)Dipped Pretzels

Once again, I was MIA on the blog last week.  I had friends in town, then made the 16 hour trek once again from Jackson to St. Joseph, but hopefully I'll give you guys a picture update soon.  In the meantime, check out this quick and simple recipe for a tasty and cute holiday snack!  I've made these several times for different events, and they taste just like chocolate dipped pretzels, but without the mess and hassle of dipping and drying (really, how do people get them to not have a flat side?!?), and I love that these are more colorful!

Chocolate (Non)Dipped Pretzels
1 bag of square pretzels
Candy coating (chocolate, white chocolate, colorful, basically whatever you want!  I've also seen Hershey's kisses and hugs used!)
1 bag M&Ms

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat (unashamed author's plug - buy one...or two, it will become a favorite kitchen item), and place a single layer of pretzels on the baking sheet.  Put one piece of candy coating on each pretzel.  Bake for 4-5 minutes or until candy coating is soft but NOT melted.  Remove from oven, then working quickly, press an M&M down into the center of each piece of candy coating. Cool in the refrigerator until chocolate has set and store in an airtight container.

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