Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Pretzel Treats!

I will be making these today! Strange...I've never made them before! A cetain guy I know who loves sweet treats will be getting a bag/box/tray of them tomorrow.  I better make extras for the Suburban Prince to snack on in the car! 

I hope you are having a wonderful week leading up to Christmas!  I spent the weekend at home with the Little Prince relaxing and watching his favourite show...Housewives!  I am serious when I say he asks me to put it on all the time!  The Suburban Prince is thoroughly impressed...not!

Yesterday I took the Chilean exchange student to the city and the Eaton Center to look around and see the city done up - is it just me or does it seem a bit blah this year?  I wasn't blown away by the decorations in the city.  We did go to see Santa and the Little Prince was a superstar who diegned to sit on Santa's knee to get his photo taken.  Have I mentioned I have the most beautiful child in the world?  He takes a gorgeous photo! 

Today I am ringing the bell for the SallyAnn...in front of the liquor store!  I am sure to see lots of people I know passing by!  Then I have a book club meeting after dinner...the book is All My Friends Are Superheroes and I read it in just about one sitting..I couldn't put it down!  It's a short, very sweet book full of laughs, insights and colourful characters.  I highly recommend it!

Tomorrow we are heading to High Heeled Life's house for the day and will be leaving first thing in the morning and back home late at night and we are all looking forward to seeing them and their furbabies!  The Suburban Prince is excited to see the deer stand and the Little Prince can't wait to see his new auntie and uncle who fuss over him almost as much as I do!

I will wish you a Happy Wednesday now as I wont be able to blog tomorrow!

In the meantime here are the instructions for the yummy treats I will be making....
Bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels
Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug
M&M's candy

Heat the oven to 170F. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.

Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of each Kiss.

Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. Place handfuls of the candies in clear plastic bags and tie on colorful ribbons.

Have a fabulous day!!


Samantha said...

Those look so good. Im so going home tonight after work and making some of these!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

These are one of my favorite holiday treats! One of my kids at school brought me a container of them :) YUMMMMM!!

Miss Southern Prep said...

My mom makes these every year and they are so yummy!

mrs.mfc said...

I love these! I made some last year and now I'm wishing I was making them this year!!

KatiePerk said...

Yum! I make a variation of these and they are always a hit! Have fun hanging outside the liquor store!! heehe. I am adding that book to my to read list!!

Ms. Bake-it said...


Busy as usual I see! The treats sound good. Since my dil is in charge of cookies this year I will pass this recipe for her to try out. Thanks for sharing!

Have a fabulous day with HHL! Drive safe!

~ Tracy

MCW said...

I have seen these treats on blogs last year and this year! I know I would LOVE them. Pretzels and chocolate are my favorite combo. Have a wonderful holiday!

flip flops and pearls said...

Oh how exciting!!! You and HHL give each other a great big hug to each other from ME!! Jealous:)

An Inquiring Mind said...

I LOVE those treats, but somehow never thought to make them with the striped kisses. They look so much better that way!

Anonymous said...

Now I *know* we were separated at birth! i tried them moments ago, but I think I left them in too long. (Oops.) Does the chocolate ever get firm again, do you know?

Sending you a smile,

Bethany said...

One of my favorite things to make!! So pretty and festive. I even made them in pink for a baby shower. xoxo

Tammy B said...

Those treats look yummy! I may have to try them. Have fun in front of the liquor store.

North of 25A said...

I have made a version of those "reindeer" somethings, but yours look so much more spiffy. Thanks for the book tip; added to my list. I am so jealous that you are going to see HHL; would love to have a get together with you gals! Have a wonderful time!
Ho ho ho,

pretty pink tulips said...

These look delicious! My little one is asking to make a gingerbread house. I thought we were done with baking....but it looks like we're not quite done. :)

Snooty Primadona said...

Thanks for sharing all the yummilicious recipes!