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/