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Tuesday, February 9

yes...we've all seen these little morsels before.
they're simple & easy.
but sometimes we forget about the simple things...
because we've already tried them.
but we NEED simple in our lives.
"simple" inspires people who are lacking the time or energy.
& sometimes all it takes is a reminder to keep things simple...
so here's your "official" reminder...

all it takes is 3 simple ingredients & a few minutes of your time...

combine the three & you're minutes away from these....

i call them pretzel buttons...
super adorable, delightfully simple
valentine's day treats

try using the caramel-striped hershey kisses for some added pizzazz!

oh so stylish...
oh so cute...
& oh so delish!
wouldn't these be PERFECT for a party incorporating zebra print?!

preheat oven to 170 degrees.
gather your ingredients.
unwrap hershey kisses.
layout the square pretzels on a cookie sheet.
place one kiss on top of each pretzel.
bake for 5-6 minutes. (until the kiss becomes shiny and soft)
remove from oven.
smoosh an m&m on top (logo side down). this "glues" all 3 layers together
let cool completely. (pop'em in the fridge for 10-15 if you like)

- valentine m&m's were hard to find even a week ago.
i found the breast cancer awareness version & favored the hot pink vs. the lighter shade.
- do NOT make these days in advance for your event/celebration. after 2 days, the 1st ones i made started cracking & turning white...making it look like "old" chocolate. (result from heating chocolate in the oven?)
- be ready to put the m&m's on right when you pull them out of the oven.
- the caramel centered kisses melted easier/faster - don't squish too hard.

have a super tuesday everyone...
feelin' energized!

Keeping It Real
I had to make these twice. The first ones sat for two days, wrapped in cellophane, waiting for me to take pictures. By then the chocolate had turned white-ish. oops!

I went to 4 stores last week trying to find the Valentine's mix of m&m's. I was getting mighty frustrated. There ended up being ONE bag left of the susan g. komen breast cancer awareness mix... in the very last store. lucky me! (so i went ahead & snatched up the st. patrick's day mix - already on display - to avoid frustration next month). *wink*


Tammy said...

Love these! I saw some on another blog that used round pretzels but I couldn't find any here, so I never made them. Its nice to see I can use the square ones too. Love the kisses on them.

Roberta said...

Too cute...if you don't mind I'm sharing this with my friends/family on my facebook page. Just love how simple and sweet these are! Fondly, Roberta

Unknown said... may absolutely share this on your facebook page...i'd be flattered.

as long as the source is always sited i'm ALWAYS a big fan of sharing and passing the information along. the more the merrier...that's what this blog is inspire! *wink*

Candi Ladwig said...

I make these for every holiday!! We love them. They are so quick and easy the kids can help... but I gotta say, yours look PERFECT!! I am going to try to make mine as perfect as yours next time!! :)

Angela said...

Thx for sharing Jess. These look EASY and I like easy. *wink*
Next year I'll try baking these for my coworkers!

Unknown said...

These are SO adorable!! I'm excited to make these for a Jungle-themed baby shower I'm planning for a friend!

xo Alanna

Unknown said...

Alanna...Oh these would be adorable for a jungle themed party!!

amy & lisa said...

Ah...I just made these. SO Cute! :)
I'm getting ready for a big zoofabulous party and these will be a great addition. Thanks for sharing.
Oh...I left the "m" side up since the party is for maci...perfect. :)

Unknown said...

Lisa...what a GREAT idea to leave the "m" side-up since it's a party for "Maci"! Adorable!!!

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