Hi there! Welcome to Donuts and Dinner. Instead of writing the typical first post about what this blog’s about or an “about me” post (which will probably come at a later time), we’re heading straight for a recipe. Because that’s what food blogs are all about, yes?
My mom works at an accounting firm, and her boss’s 50th anniversary party was on Saturday. My sister and I made desserts. My mom and her co-worker are buying the cake. But that part is a surprise.
We decided to make these adorable pretzel bites as well as oreo truffles (recipe soon to come!) and M&M cookies for the party, since they’re easy finger foods and the guests are getting a catered meal anyway.
These Pretzel Bites are addictively sweet and salty. There’s the savory crunchy pretzel on the outside; then you have the sweet, smooth chocolate in the middle. People tell me you “can’t have just one.”
My dad said they look like TIE fighters…
(makes about 120)
- 1 lb. bag of mini Pretzels
- 1 bag of M&M’s
- 1 bag of Hershey kisses
- Preheat oven to 175. Place pretzels onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place one kiss on top of each pretzel. (you’ll probably have to do this in batches)
- Bake for 4 minutes. The kisses will be shiny but not melted.
- Press a M&M in each kiss and top with another pretzel. Let cool for 3-4 hours at room temperature or cool in fridge for 30 min.
*the original recipe does not top off the hugs with another pretzel; however, we found that without another pretzel it was too sweet for us. Besides, if you top with another pretzel, there’s a M&M surprise in the middle (: