Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Zebra Nipples



Okay, so that isn't the real name for these oh-so-yummy-and-even-easier-to-make treats. In fact, I don't even know the name of them.... my mom made them a few years ago at Christmas time and used red and green M&M's. I've been hooked ever since. The first time I made them, my husband looked at them and said they looked like Zebra Nipples. They have just sort of adopted that as their name! A friend of mine calls them Zebra Kisses. That's pretty cute and creative, too. And probably more appropriate for serving them to children, hehe.



Ingredients

Waffle weaved pretzels
1 bag of Hershey's Hugs (no nuts)
1 bag of plain M&M's (the seasonal ones are great for festive occasions)
Parchment paper

Directions

1. Put a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

2. Place waffle weave small pretzels on parchment paper (although regular and round ones work, too... I think the waffle weave is just for looks and kinda holds it all in).

3. Place one unwrapped Hershey's Hug on each pretzel.




4. Bake at 170 for about 4.5 minutes. Remove from oven and promptly place a holiday colored M&M on each Hug and squish down.



The baking time will vary. You don't want the Hug to just sink in at the tip when you push the M&M into it, you want the whole thing to ooze down, so it is kind of rounded... but not ooze off the pretzel, either.

5. Put the cookie sheet in the fridge for a bit to allow the candy to harden back up.

6. Enjoy!

****These freeze well if you stack them with wax/parchment paper between the layers****

****Try using different flavors of Kisses... I have a friend that loves them with the Candy Cane Kisses and another friend that loves them with the Chocolate Mint Kisses. With all of the variety's of Hershey's Kisses, you're bound to find a combination you love!****

Here are the Candy Cane Kisses made by my good friend Shiela last Christmas. Didn't they turn out cute? Of course, now my husband has named hers, too.... he thinks they look like blood-shot cartoon eyes!

6 comments:

Megan said...

Very cute idea!

Tammy said...

Even with all the talk at Skillets, I have never made these! I might have to find an occasion, maybe Canada Day and Fourth of July to do them.

tims_mom said...

ROFL...blood shot eyes. HEY, it's a new treat for Halloween, if you used the orange m&m's for the candy...

Bunny said...

your braid and treats look great!

Natashya said...

Hi there, your zebra nipples or kisses look like a lot of fun. The kids must love them especially.
I was tagged a couple of days ago with my first meme. I am spreading the love to you. Purely in the name of fun and friendship, do with it what you will.
The post is on my blog, permalink - http://livinginthekitchenwithpuppies.blogspot.com/2008/06/my-first-meme.html
have a great day!

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