Saturday, February 13, 2010

M&M pretzels

After my oven debacle on Super Bowl Sunday, I had to come up with a recipe on the fly that I could make quickly and easily (and without the use of an oven) for the Super Bowl party we were headed to.

Mike offered to run up to the grocery store to get me whatever I needed, bless his heart. Three ingredients are all this old standby requires. They are fast, easy, and they are always a huge crowd pleaser. One former co-worker once nicknamed them "crack." And although I like to tell people that they're great because they're small (therefore not too sinful), I also know it's hard, if not impossible, to eat just one.


Mini pretzel knots
White chocolate (I use the same baking bark coating stuff when I make the mini chocolate covered pretzel sticks)
Plain M&Ms


Melt the chocolate in a microwave (one bar at a time), being careful not to overheat it and burn it. Lay the pretzels out flat on wax paper. Drizzle a spoonful of chocolate onto each pretzel. Before the chocolate sets, push 2 M&Ms into each pretzel.

These are great because you can do them with regular colored M&Ms for a birthday or "just because," and it's a colorful treat. Or you can get the holiday M&Ms at Christmas time for a quick, festive addition to your snack platters. I've even been known to buy a bag or two of regular M&Ms and pick out the red and blue ones for the fourth of July and orange and brown for Halloween.

Since Valentine's Day was fast approaching, I opted for the fun pink and red bag.

Aren't they adorable?

And Mike wasn't just running around, helping me. He was also whipping up his own awesome treat for the game: jalapeno poppers. Uh, yum!


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