Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Kisses
At the holidays, I always want to dip pretzels. I love pretzels dipped in white chocolate or dark chocolate … they are so good … but my favorite favorite favorite holiday treat is when they are dusted with crushed peppermint candy canes.
This year I discovered an even easier way to “dip” my pretzels. The little square waffle pretzels make such handy “holders” for all sorts of sweet goodness. I played with pretzels all weekend long, working to make things for the big bake sale next week. Then I made a pan of brownies too, just for good measure. After I got them all bagged up, it didn’t seem like I did that much. I have 12 brownies plus I think 38 bags full of goodies … that’s pretty good, right? I have to confess, I didn’t put all of THESE ones in the baggies. I would have had well over 40 bags full if I had. I felt like it was only fair to save a few yummies for myself. I just gotta have peppermint this time of year!
The best part of making these is they are SO simple! I think they would be an awesome project to make with the kids. If they can line up pretzels in an orderly fashion, they can make these holiday treats.
- Square waffle style pretzels
- Chocolate candy melts
- Hershey's Peppermint Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped
- Crushed peppermint candy cane "dust" (that fine powder you get when you crush candy canes)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Set a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet (or cover with nonstick parchment paper).
- Arrange the pretzels on the mat right next to each other. Set a candy melt on each pretzel. Set the baking sheet in the oven for 2 minutes. This is just enough time to melt the chocolate.
- Remove from the oven and set a candy cane kiss on each chocolate, pushing down a little to make sure the chocolate oozes into the pretzel. Dust with candy cane powder. Let the candies cool until the chocolate is set, then store in an airtight container.
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