Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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.
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)
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.
****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!