Simple to make, fun, festive and delicious! You will love to make these Easy Pretzel Kisses year after year.
I am sure you have all seen these many times before, but I thought I'd share them with you anyway. I did not make these up , but I've been making them for years.
These are my FAVORITE treat to make with the kids.
And they are so easy the kids can practically make them on their own, depending on their ages.
The kids love to help unwrap the kisses and arrange the pretzels and there is really no way to ruin them (trust me, with three kids, I'd know 🙂 )
The beauty of these are you can use them for every holiday because kisses come in just about every holiday color! I've used different kind of kisses too, dark chocolate kisses, hugs etc.
You can also top each kiss with different nuts to other candy too. Get creative with the kiddies! Let them try new ways to make these.
Jut being honest here, my least favorite part of making these is unwrapping the kisses.
I bet one of your kids will love to help with that task, as long as you pay them in a kiss or two. It's worth every penny.
Do you like doing holiday traditions with your family? I try to keep them going, but it does get more difficult once your kids get older and busier.
That just means I have to be more organized and on top of everything. Sigh....why is it so hard?
And why do they have to grow up so fast?
Every year we spend the Sunday before Christmas and bake a ton of cookies and treats. I typically make 12-15 dozen treats, in a huge variety of assortments.
I really, really enjoy it and my little two help for some of it.
I'll be honest though, I give most of them away as holiday gifts so the perfectionist in me wants them done right, do you know what I mean? My kids help with the easier, no fail treats like these!
I'll take care of the other ones that might need a little more precision.
And now that they are getting bigger, they really just don't have the time like they used to. And that's ok.
I'd rather have my kids busy with sports and activities than laying around my house all day. That would drive me crazy.
- Pretzel Snaps Square
- Hershey Kisses
- M & M's
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees F.
- Place pretzels flat on baking tray. Remove all broken pieces.
- Unwrap hershey kisses and place on top each of the pretzels.
- *If using Hershey Hugs, they melt faster then plain milk chocolate so adjust the baking time
- Place baking tray in oven for 10 minutes (less for Hugs) until kisses get shiny and soften.
- Immediately remove from the oven, place m & m on top. Place them in refrigerator or freezer to set, about 15 minutes.
I told you these were super easy. I have been making these for years and years, way before I even had kids.
I also make these Peppermint Crunch Cookies that are outstanding! The crushed candy canes in here give the perfect amount of crunch. These are a great way to mix up your cookie list.
I also make these Gingerbread Chocolate Sandwich Cookies that are always a huge hit. Everyone loves a good sandwich cookie, especially for the holidays. They are pillowy soft and delicious.
I love these Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies too. These are your favorite, classic chocolate chip cookies with a fun and festive flare.
These are an absolute must make every year.
These Gluten Free Butter Pecan Cookies are a huge crowd pleaser too, and not just with my celiac friends. The texture of these cookies is so perfect that no one will even know that they are gluten free.
I like to bring these to parties to accommodate those who can't tolerate gluten.
Now who doesn't love a classic, chewy Peanut Butter Cookie? These are crazy delicious and can easily be made with your favorite nut butter (almond, cashew are yummy) or seed butter ( I have made them with sunflower seed butter).
They are naturally gluten free and super simple to prepare.
These Cranberry Orange Cookies are scrumptious enough for dessert and healthy enough to eat for breakfast! Go ahead, eat them for both, I won't tell. I absolutely love cranberry and orange together, especially during the holidays.
These might sound super fancy, but I promise they are simple to make! These Red Velvet Cookie Cups with Prosecco Buttercream are naturally colored and lightly sweet.
This buttercream is everything!
I can't even tell you how much I adore macadamia nuts. These Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are the perfect blend of all these festive flavors.
And white chocolate and macadamia nuts are a match made in heaven.
And I can't forget my two favorite treats to make! No, they aren't cookies but they sure are delicious.
And so easy to make it's almost embarrassing.
This Low Carb Salted Pecan Dark Chocolate Bark is a must make. I typically bring this to parties because it's low carb and sugar free so I can eat it too!
This bark takes just minutes to make.
This Slow Cooker Crispy Almond Chocolate Candy is another one I frequently bring to parties. I love it because you make it in the slow cooker so you can bake other goodies in your oven.
I like to use sugar free chocolate chips and gluten free crispy rice to make it allergy friendly.
Ok, back to these Easy Pretzel Kisses. I told you how versatile these are to mix it up. Look how pretty these are to make for Valentine's Day...
The beauty of these is that you can have 1 or 2 and not feel guilty. They are the perfect bite sized treat, especially around this time of year where there are TONS of goodies around.
Enjoy! Please let me know if you make these pretzel kisses or any of my other treats above. I love to hear from you. Happy Holidays and enjoy making those traditions with your families!