Monday, October 15, 2012
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?
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.
HERSHEY HUG VERSION
square shaped pretzels (snap pretzels)
candy corn (or reese's pieces)
HERSHEY KISS VERSION
square shaped pretzels
reese's pieces or autumn colored m&m's or candy corn
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!