Chocolate Pretzel Bites {Gift Idea}

Hi all-

Last night Madelyn and I put together gifts for her two dance teachers. They were very quick, easy, inexpensive, and tasty! These would also be great for classroom teachers or for your hair or nail person.

When the mugs were half price at Starbucks, I not only snatched one up for myself, but a couple for gifts too.

I’m sure most of you Pinterest fans have seen these Hershey Kiss Pretzel Bites  a billion times. These are so simple a 1st grader can pretty much do everything!

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My pretzel bites sure didn’t turn out near as pretty as the one’s that I see on Pinterest, but that’s okay; I’m sure they’re just as yummy. Every different recipe link I clicked, I got a different oven temperature recommendation. I tried baking the pretzels at several different oven temperatures. I had the best luck when the oven was at 170 F. If you’re not already aware, white chocolate melts much faster than milk chocolate. At 170 F, I was able to cook the milk and white chocolate at the same time and although the milk chocolate was firmer, it still worked.

chocolate pretzel bites

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

 
Recipe Type: snack, dessert, treat
Author: Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
Great gift idea and perfect for serving at a holiday party.
Ingredients
  • Hershey’s Kisses (Any flavor works. The peppermint are my favorite.)
  • Bag of pretzels (small square, round or twisted pretzels work)
  • M&Ms or your favorite salted nut
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 170 F.
  2. Spread pretzels out evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Place a Hershey’s Kiss on each pretzel.
  4. Bake chocolate covered pretzels for about 6 mins.
  5. Remove from oven and quickly push down M&Ms or nuts onto chocolate.
  6. Allow chocolate pretzels to cool and enjoy.
 

 

And the finished product….not too shabby!

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I want to acknowlege the tragedy that took place Friday. My heart breaks for the families affected by such horribleness. As a mother, former teacher and individual; I just cannot even begin to imagine what these people are going through. Katy’s post is worth reading and sums up the way I feel in a very eloquent way.

Comments

  1. What a cute and easy gift idea. I love that your daughter was able to help out too. Really a gift from the heart. I’ll have to remember this one.
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness It Starts With FoodMy Profile

  2. Super cute–especially that your daughter was able to participate so much in her teacher’s gifts. That makes them even more special. :)
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance Friday’s Five!My Profile

  3. What a cute gift idea!

  4. I LOVE these and I love the fact that they are so easy to make. I already have them on my list of things to bake/blog about! :) I think it is definitely a popular treat during this time of year! ;)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Green Chile Cheese Quinoa with Soy ChorizoMy Profile

  5. I actually have to make treats for some of my teachers this year.. maybe I will make these!
    Brittany Peters Winterlicious TagMy Profile

  6. Oh what a great idea. I love that! Thank you so much for sharing! And that picture of your daughter preparing the pretzels so concentrated is supercute!!

  7. such an adorable gift idea!
    Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear Date Night(s)My Profile

  8. Thanks Kim! We will be making these tonight for sure!

  9. My grandmother-in-law makes these and sends them every year. I can’t wait until my little girl is big enough to help!

    Thanks for linking to my post…it was a hard one to write but I needed to get it out there.
    Katy Widrick Light and Love During Dark DaysMy Profile

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