Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Frosty Snowman Pretzels

These adorable Snowmen Pretzels are going to be a new Christmas tradition at my house.  Who can resist sweet and salty treats? 

These little guys are as addicting to make as they are to eat! I found round pretzels at my local Albertson's market and bought a bag, thinking I would make wreaths or something with them.

After using the pretzels for my homemade Chex Mix I still had a zillion left.  I began looking for more ideas.

On Pinterest I saw a post on how to melt a Hershey's Kiss inside the pretzel round and top it with an M&M candy.  These did not turn out well for me. 

Then I saw another Pinterest post using the round pretzels and white candy coating (CandiQuik).  I had a bag of miniature M&Ms and a bottle of black icing, so I figured I would give it a try. 

The white candy melted quickly and easily in the microwave and a I used a spoon to fill the rounds.  I picked the orange M&Ms to use as the noses, then used a toothpick dipped in the black icing to dot on the eyes and mouths.  Easy!  (The original recipe for the snowmen used miniature chocolate drops as the eyes, but I didn't have any on hand.)

They were so much fun to make!  My only suggestion is to not do too many at one time.  I had about 40 pretzels filled and by the time I got to the last ones, the white candy was too hard to push in the M&M.  (That's why there is one ghost in the bunch.  What can I say?  I love Halloween.)  

I make goodie bags for neighbors and friends every year and these little guys are going to be included.  I think they'll be a hit!

You can find the post at http://hungryhappenings.com/2013/01/winter-themed-treats-frosty-snowman.html/

1 comment:

  1. Yup, they are cute as can be. I had a little fun moving my mouse wheel when looking at the picture. Makes 'em come alive!!
    Merry Christams