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I’m always looking for a delicious chocolately treat to make for holiday parties. I’m not one to make something that takes a while or needs a lot of decorating. I can’t say that I have the steadiest of hands, and on occasion things that look great on Pinterest end up looking like the cat dragged it in after I get done with it.
My friend (who also used to be my next door neighbor – I miss living next door to her) shared a recipe with me that looked like such a fun idea for Christmas. I ended up doing things a little differently than her recipe. She uses a Snyder pretzel, a small chocolate disk, and an M&M.
I didn’t want to run to three different stores to get all the ingredients, so I decided I would try something fun and use Andes Mints and Rolos.
I put down some tin foil so that the chocolate wouldn’t be too hard to clean off of the pan. I have a sad, scary looking pan underneath that I hope to replace someday, but it works for now.
From one 16-ounce bag, I had enough to make two trays full of pretzel treats easily. I laid them out neatly so that they were easy to load up with the goods. Normally, I am not this organized, but it helps when they are laid out neatly.
I forgot to take a picture before I stuck the tray in the oven, so they are a little melted in this picture. I put them in a 225-degree oven and cooked them for about 5 minutes. That was plenty. Your oven may take a couple of minutes longer, so keep an eye on them.
Once you take them out of the oven, place one M&M on each Rolo. They turn out so cute.
Sprinkle the M&M’s on the mints and press down gently to make sure they stay on when they cool.
If you’re making this for a party on the same day, be sure to give them plenty of time to cool and harden again. I would say you need at least one hour.
This is also a very inexpensive treat to make. I got the M&M’s as a BOGO. You can get away with two bags of M&M’s, one bag of Rolos (with some to spare), one bag of pretzels, and one bag of Andes Mints.
The Ultimate Quick and Easy Holiday Party Snacks
Quick and easy Christmas party snacks.
- 1-10 oz. bag Peppermint Crunch Andes Baking Chips
- 1-11.4 oz. bag of Peanut Butter M&M's.
- 1-11.4 oz. bag of M&M's.
- 1-16 oz. bag of Snyder Snaps Pretzels
- 1-8 oz. pouch of Rolo Minis
- Preheat oven to 225-degrees.
- Spread the Snyder Snaps Pretzels out on a cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle the Andes Baking Chips on top of half of the pretzels.
- Place a Rolo on top of the other half of the pretzels.
- Bake for approximately 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and press a Rolo onto half of the pretzels, and sprinkle M&M's on the other half.
- Cool and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 3gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g
Nutrition is approximate.