Halloweeen Pretzel Bites

Monday, October 15, 2012

Similar to my Christmas versions (here and here), these super easy pretzel bites are the perfect blend of salty and sweet.  They're cute, easy to make, and sturdy enough to store in a ziploc baggie, so they're a great make-ahead food for a Halloween party.  (see other fun Halloween ideas here)

Just line your cookie sheet with parchment paper and a single layer of the square grid pretzels (they're officially called "snap" pretzels). 

Place an unwrapped Hug or Kiss onto the center of each pretzel.  A word of warning...don't try to do both Hugs and Kisses on the same pan, as they have different melting points.  The Hugs will be a liquid mess before the Kisses are ready. 


Place the cookie sheet into a 275 degree oven and set the timer for 2 minutes and every 30 seconds thereafter.  Chocolate will be ready when it is soft enough to gently press a candy into it without much resistance.   Don't leave these unattended as they will melt very quickly if you're not watching them closely. 

How cute would these look on your party table?

Or how about these festive looking Hug/candy corn bites?! 



Just pop them in a fridge for a few minutes, then pour into a bowl or ziploc baggie and eat away! 
                         Click here for printable recipe.

posted by Lara. 

The ingredients:



HERSHEY HUG VERSION

square shaped pretzels (snap pretzels)
Hershey hugs
candy corn
(or reese's pieces)



HERSHEY KISS VERSION
square  shaped pretzels
Hershey kisses
reese's pieces
or autumn colored m&m's or candy corn

Directions:
Place the pretzels in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Place one unwrapped Hershey hug or kiss in the center of each pretzel.   (NOTE:  Hugs and Kisses have different melting points, so it will not work to have them both on the same pan).    Place the cookie sheet in the oven heated to 275 degrees.    Set the timer for 2 minutes and test the chocolate by pressing a candy corn or reese's pieces into the center of the softened chocolate.  The candy should press down fairly easily as shown in the pictures.  If the chocolate is not ready yet, place it back in the oven and test readiness every 30 seconds or so.  Take particular care with the Hershey Hugs as they tend to melt very quickly.   When the chocolate is ready, remove the cookie sheet from the oven and place a candy in the center of each.  Place entire pan in refrigerator for about 10 minutes.  Remove from pan  when cooled and hardened. Store in a ziploc baggie until ready to serve. 

Be careful not to eat too many!

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Brisbane takeaway October 15, 2012 at 8:24 AM  

They look beautiful on the photos!

teresa October 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM  

love these! so cute and tasty!

Chocolate covered pretzels gifts October 24, 2012 at 8:17 AM  

Such an awesome idea, these look amazing! Perfect treat!!!!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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