Sunday, December 11, 2011

Quick Christmas Treats

We headed to a cookie exchange last week, and my daughter and I came up with these cute babies.
They were so fun to make with kids, and honestly these were so quick. Talk about instant gratification - the majority of our time was spent unwrapping the candies!
We initially saw a similar idea on pinterest with rolos, but decided to take them a different direction.

Small pretzels. (Traditional pretzel shape, or square mesh shape)
Hershey's kisses
Candy canes - crushed

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Heat oven to 350*
Lay out pretzels on baking sheet, and place 1 unwrapped caramel on top of each pretzel.
Bake for 3-5 minutes (until caramel begins to melt but isn't 100% melted)
Remove from oven.
Place 1 unwrapped Hershey's kiss on top of each caramel.
Press kiss into caramel to spread the melted caramel around.
Place in oven for 1-2 minutes, until chocolate has melted.
Top with starlight mint OR, using small spoon, flatten kiss, sprinkle with crushed candy canes or sprinkles.

Allow to cool.

Note: After using starlight mints, we realized that the mints are a little 'large' and difficult to consume.  Crushed candy canes add the taste and color of Christmas without overpowering the chocolatey, caramel & crunchy/salty combination.
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