I thought I'd share one of our favorite (and super easy) recipes with you today, since this is what I was working on tonight instead of stamping! I have no idea what these are officially supposed to be called, but I call them Pretzel Rings. You'll need the following ingredients (ring shaped pretzels, peanut m&ms, hershey kisses):
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Arrange a single layer of pretzel rings on a baking sheet:
Place pan in oven, and leave in for exactly 3 minutes. The chocolate should be kind of shiny like this when you take it out. If you leave it in too long the chocolate will re-set and not be pliable. It's the strangest thing.
Push a peanut m&m into the center of each kiss, pushing down enough so that the kiss pushes all the way out to all sides of the pretzel ring. When you push down, you might feel a little resistance at the bottom of a kiss or two where they didn't melt all the way through, but that's ok.
Once I have all of my m&m's in place, I move the pan to the porch so it can cool quickly. You could also stick it in the fridge or freezer if you live somewhere warm. I usually have two pans going at once. By the time the second pan is ready to go outside, the first pan is ready to come in. The candies are pretty easy to pop off the cookie sheet with a spatula.
I would not normally go out of my way for any of these three ingredients, but I love them when they're all combined. It's the perfect combination of salty and sweet. I made these for a cookie/candy exchange I'm doing with some girlfriends this weekend, but I bought another bag of dark chocolate kisses to make for us next week. Yum!
I used almost three bags of kisses (all but about 10 of them) to one bag of pretzels and that made roughly 200 candies.
If you decide to try it, let me know how you liked them. :)