Eighteen weeks into pregnancy, I don’t so much believe in “cravings” as I do in seeing or hearing about something and just, well, not being able to get it out of your head. I haven’t really had overwhelming urges to have something right now, but if I get an idea for something that sounds good, I have to make it or buy it soon.
Hmmm. Doesn’t really sound like much of a difference now, does it?
Um, OK, yeah… so maybe I do believe in cravings.
My sister-in-law sometimes makes these during the Christmas season, so when I saw these M&M pretzel treats on Beantown Baker and my taste buds’ memory was jogged, it was the end of the story. I had to buy the ingredients and make them. (Perhaps I should stay away from food blogs?)
Pretzels + chocolate + M&Ms = dynamite. See?
The version I’m accustomed to is a bit different than Jen’s. Simply, it’s less melted chocolate and fewer M&Ms. This chocolate-to-pretzel ratio is perfect for me, but the route you choose to go depends solely on your taste. Check out Jen’s version if you think you’d like more chocolate.
These are super simple to throw together and are sure to be a hit at any party or get-together. They’re also awesome to have on hand to have a few for dessert or a snack, but I warn you… they won’t be on hand for long. They are addicting and hard to resist!
M&M Pretzel Treats
You’ll need plain M&Ms, mini pretzels, and candy melts (I use the milk chocolate and white chocolate varieties that are sold in bulk at my grocery store). The amount of ingredients depends on how many of these puppies you want to make.
Spread out a sheet of wax paper on the counter or table. Spread pretzels on the wax paper so that they lie flat. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Pour melted chocolate into squeeze bottles. (If you don’t have squeeze bottles, you can use a spoon to drizzle chocolate onto pretzels.) Squeeze a dime-sized glob of chocolate on the middle of the pretzel. Press a plain M&M down into the chocolate. Allow finished treats to set (15-20 minutes or so), then store in an air-tight container.
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 33 and have been married to Michael for seven years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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