Kalyn’s Birthday

I’m a huge fan of chocolate-covered pretzels, who doesn’t love this ridiculously easy salty and sweet combination. I have always been a little disappointed in store-bought versions—the chocolate is usually mediocre and the ratio of chocolate-to-pretzel is often off. For Kalyn’ birthday last month I decided to try out a simple recipe adding a little Halloween twist. The “recipe” is so simple—they take about 15 minutes to make, including time to cool—but I was amazed at what a difference the homemade touch made.

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Outfit:

Heathered Striped Elbow Patch Top $36.00

Old Navy Rockstar Jeans $27.00

Black Frost-Free Vest $22.00

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Ingredients:

circle or square-shaped pretzels
Hershey ‘s Kisses Hugs (or any flavor Kiss)
candy corn

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250F degrees.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Align pretzels on the sheet. Unwrap Hugs and place one on each pretzel. Stick in the oven until the hug begins to melt down. Mine takes about 4 minutes.
While the Hugs are melting in the oven, get your candy corn ready because you will have to move quickly once the pretzels are out of the oven.
Remove pretzel hugs from oven and gently press a candy corn down on each one. The Hug should flatten out when you press the candy corn on it. If it is not flattening out, place the pretzel hugs back in the oven for 30 more seconds.
Let the pretzel hugs cool completely and let the chocolate set for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator. These are a great make ahead treat: make them 1-3 days before you need them and store covered in the refrigerator.

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