You know those Hershey’s kisses in multiple flavors you picked up for 50% off the day after Christmas? (or later…because those things seem to hang around forever) It’s time to make them even better.
Because I was SO unorganized this year, I missed out on buying Rolos. I still don’t understand why those things disappear so quickly. Actually, I do. Because they are so good and you can make these with them. But it would be nice if people would leave a few for a girl who doesn’t shop for them until say….December 23…
So. Plan B. I spied caramel centered Hershey’s kisses. Like a Rolo….and my eye wandered to the candy cane flavored Hershey’s kisses. Hmmm….what to smoosh them with? I grabbed a bag of peanut butter M&M’s and regular M&M’s. Of course you will need a bag of pretzels. Preferably flat ones with a grid pattern. I’ve seen round and square.
-Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees
-Grab a cookie sheet, cover it in parchment paper, and place pretzels in a single layer over the parchment paper.
-Place an unwrapped chocolate of choice onto each pretzel
-heating specifics given with each variation below
These were obviously made with the peppermint Hershey’s kisses. The white chocolate in these melts differently than the brown, and continues to melt longer than the others. My first batch went to a puddle, but still tasted awesome. 5 minutes in a 175 degree oven was just right with these. Take them out of the oven then smoosh an M&M into them. I smooshed them with a regular M&M, but dark chocolate would be really really good too. Or maybe you have other ideas? Please share!
This is the caramel Hershey’s kisses with a peanut butter M&M smooshed into it. These should be heated for no more than 4 minutes as the chocolate wall is thin and the caramel is a bit more runny. I made twice as many of these than any other variety. They are gone. These definitely passed the taste test. If you like nuts, you could use an almond or something like that instead. My daughter hates anything with nuts in it.
I also made some of these with regular Hershey’s kisses (milk chocolate because my kids have decided they don’t like dark chocolate any more. Sigh). Heat for 6 minutes then smoosh. Some have peanut butter M&M’s and others have regular. It’s all good.
I wanted to make a cheesecake for dessert Christmas day, but wanted something festive. So I made this recipe, with some alterations because I have never heard of or seen soft peppermint sticks before. We substituted the peppermint sticks with Ghiradelli peppermint bark.
So what are the highlights of your holiday baking this year?
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