(Thank you, Charlotte!)
I have seen these yummy treats pop up all over the Internet; in fact, the first recipe in this exchange is a variation. (Very cute candy cane dots, Jessica!) Have you ever made them? They’re super easy and super good, and I like that you can celebrate virtually (ha!) any holiday or sporting event simply by changing the colors of the candy pieces.
I call this particular blue & white batch “Snowflake Buttons.” They were made with York peppermint-flavored dark chocolate candies, which, if you must know, are so good that they’re scary.
I made a second batch with colored sprinkles…
…just to hear my girls squeal when they saw them.
(I have three girls. They’re very squealy.)
Anyway, here’s the recipe!
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
Line your cookie sheet with pretzel snaps (twists & wagon wheels work well, too) and place one Hershey’s kiss on each pretzel.
Pop into the oven and set your timer for 5 minutes. Do not get distracted and start multitasking! I mean it, now. Stay close to the oven and once they’re done, gently place your colored candy on top of the chocolate.
Inevitably you’ll get some chocolate on your fingers. You don’t want to gunk up the candy bits, so keep a dishtowel close at hand to wipe your fingers in between pretzels.
Give each piece a little push so that the chocolate melts into the pretzel. Otherwise you may find that, while your Snowflake Buttons look perfect, the Hershey’s kisses fall clean off in transit.
(Ask me how I know this.)