Today I bring you the most versatile, tasty, easy-to-make candy recipe you are ever going to find. My family has been making these pretzel treats for years. I don't even know where my mom originally came across the recipe, so I can't properly credit the source. These little bite-sized, salty-sweet creations have become my go-to thing to bring to any gathering because they are incredibly easy to put together, look so darn cute, and can be altered to compliment any occasion. I've filled beautiful tins and given as hostess gifts (more than once), shared individual bags with my coworkers on Galentine's Day, and added to almost every dessert table I've ever prepared.
This is what you'll need:
- 1 16 oz. bag of pretzels
- 1 bag of Wilson Candy Melts (any color you choose)
- 1 bag of plain M&M's (I just happened to chose Easter colors this time)
- 1 baking sheet (Warning: Do NOT use an "air bake" sheet - the chocolate will not melt properly, and you could set off the fire alarm at 11 p.m. waking your upstairs neighbors - I don't want you to have the same experience as I did several months ago.)
This is what you'll do:
1) Heat the oven to 220 degrees (oven temps vary, so you may have to adjust accordingly.)
2) Place the pretzels on your baking sheet.
3) Place melting chocolate pieces on top of the pretzels.
4) Put your baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes (check at 2 minutes to see how the melting is coming along.)
5) While the chocolate is melting, empty the contents of your M&M's bag into a bowl for easy distribution.
6) Once chocolate disks are melted, pull baking sheet from the oven and immediately begin topping with M&M's.
TA-DA! Salty-sweet tasty treats!
So try them out and tell me what you think in the comments below. Also, I would love to hear your creative ingredient combinations - (I've heard caramels topped with pecan pieces are awesome!)
With delight, P