Christmas Pretzel Treats

Here in the South, we tend to show our love and appreciation in the form of food. And at Christmastime, it is the perfect opportunity to say “thank you!” to the many people that are so appreciated throughout the year. Teachers, babysitters, hair dressers, lawn maintenance folks, pet groomers…you name it! Last year, I started putting together little goodie bags for the kids to take to their teachers—and found this GREAT recipe…and you guessed it—it’s super easy!

Christmas Pretzels
Pretzel squares
Hershey kisses

Preheat the oven to about 200 degrees. Place the pretzel squares on a plain, ungreased, un-parchment-papered cookie sheet. Unwrap the Hershey Kisses (obviously) and place one on each pretzel square. Put them in the oven for about 3 minutes and remove. Immediately place an M&M in the middle of the somewhat-melted Hershey Kisses and slightly press down until the M&M looks like it’s surrounded by a melty chocolate inner tube. Allow to completely cool on the cookie sheet.

Just put them in a cute holiday bag, tie a red and green ribbon around it, and there you have it! My kids love helping to unwrap all the Kisses and place the M&Ms on them after they’ve come out of the oven. You can even mix things up by using peppermint Kisses—it’s the perfect way to say “Merry Christmas!”